Ozon Provides Further Update On Its $750 Million Senior Unsecured Convertible Bonds Due 2026
On May 9, 2022 BNY Mellon Corporate Trustee Services Limited (the trustee under the Bonds) has notified the Company that, as a result of adoption by the European Union of Council Regulation (EU) 2022/576 of 8 April 2022 amending Regulation (EU) No 833/2014, prohibiting the provision of services to trust arrangements involving Russian nationals or Russian entities, from 10 May 2022 it would not be capable of acting as trustee under the Bonds without exposure to the risk of financial or criminal liability.
The Company is currently evaluating possible implications of the trustee’s determination, including in connection with ongoing negotiations with an ad hoc group of Bondholders. Additional information on developments related to the bonds is disclosed in the Company’s Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2021 and Company’s press releases dated May 2, 2022, March 17, 2022, and March 9, 2022.
Ozon is a leading multi-category e-commerce platform and one of the largest internet companies in Russia. Ozon’s platform offers one of the widest selections of goods across multiple product categories. Ozon’s country-wide warehouse footprint includes around one million square meters. Its infrastructure enables Ozon to provide Russian population with a fast and convenient delivery via couriers, pick-up points and parcel lockers. Ozon’s extensive logistics and fast-developing marketplace allow over 90 thousand entrepreneurs to sell their products across Russia’s 11 time zones to more than 25 million customers. In addition to its core e-commerce business, Ozon is expanding Ozon fintech and other value-added services, such as its online grocery solution Ozon fresh. For more information, please visit https://ir.ozon.com/.
Maryia Berasneva-McNamara, Head of Investor Relations, OZON
Maria Zaikina, Director of Public & Industry Relations, OZON
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