WORKSERV (WSE): Concluding the preliminary conditional share purchase agreement regarding the shares in Exact Systems S.A. - raport 9

Raport bieżący nr 9/2018

Podstawa Prawna:
Art. 17 ust. 1 MAR - informacje poufne.

The Management Board of Work Service S.A. (the "Issuer"), informs that on 30 March 2018, the Issuer and Mr. Paweł Gos and Mr. Lesław Walaszczyk, as the sellers (the "Sellers"), concluded with Pololi Sp. z o.o. with its registered seat in Warsaw, special purpose vehicle controlled by Cornerstone Partners sp. z o.o. in cooperation with Oaktree Capital Management (UK) LLP, as the purchaser (the "Purchaser"), the preliminary conditional share purchase agreement regarding the acquisition of shares in Exact Systems S.A. with its registered seat in Częstochowa (the "Agreement") (the "Transaction") (the "Company").


Pursuant to the Agreement, the Issuer agreed to sell all of its 7,600,000 shares in the Company, constituting as of the date of the Agreement, 69.09% of the Company's share capital, entitling to 69.09% of the votes at the Company's general shareholders' meeting. The purchase price for the Issuer's shares has been set at PLN 164,700,000. The Agreement also assumes, subject to the satisfaction of the conditions precedent, the sale of Exact Systems GmbH by the Issuer to Exact Systems S.A for a purchase price consisting of cash consideration of PLN 13,900,000 which will be deferred for 9 months and share consideration of 6,99% of shares in Work Service SPV sp. z o.o.. After completion of both transactions, the total cash consideration for the Issuer will amount to PLN 178,600,000. In addition, upon closing of the Transaction, the Company will repay to the Issuer an outstanding balance of intercompany payables.

The Agreement is conditional upon satisfying the conditions precedent indicated therein. The completion of the Transaction and conclusion of the definitive share purchase agreement should be performed no later than by 29 June 2018.

The Agreement provides for rescission rights for the Sellers and the Purchaser on the terms and conditions indicated therein. Fulfilling the obligations specified in the Agreement is secured by mutual contractual penalties in the amount of PLN 10,000,000.

Other terms of the Agreement do not differ from the terms commonly used in the agreements of this type.

Selling of Exact Systems S.A. shares by the Issuer is a consequence of decided by the Management Board strategic options in the range of the future of subsidiary Exact Systems (Current report 79/2017 dated October 23rd 2017) and execution of adopted Development and Restructuring Strategy for the Work Service Group for years 2018-2020 (Current Report 82/2017 dated November 28th 2017). Based on adopted Strategy, the Issuer is planning to vote cash acquired on sales of Exact Systems S.A. for further adjusting Group financial structure by its progressive deleveraging and reduction of acquisitions earn-out liabilities toward minorities in Group subsidiaries.

As a result of the analysis, the Issuer found that it is justified that the indicated above information should be qualified as confidential information within the meaning of Article 17(1) MAR, subject to publication in the form of this report.

Legal basis:

Article 17 (1) MAR (Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) No 596/2014 of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (Market Abuse Regulation) and repealing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Directive 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/EC.


Tomasz Ślęzak – Vice president of the Management Board

Krzysztof Rewers – Vice President of the Management Board

DataImię i NazwiskoStanowisko/FunkcjaPodpis
2018-03-30Krzysztof RewersVice President of the Management Board
2018-03-30Tomasz ŚlęzakVice President of the Management Board





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