The Management Board of Grupa LOTOS S.A. announces that in the period from September 3rd 2014 to December 23rd 2014 Grupa LOTOS S.A. entered into contracts with the Statoil Fuel & Retail Group for an aggregate value of approximately PLN 3.71bn, i.e. the value of a significant contract (more than 10% of the equity of Grupa LOTOS S.A.).
Among those contracts, the contract of the largest value is one of December 23rd 2014, for the sale of liquid fuels by Grupa LOTOS S.A. to Statoil Fuel & Retail Polska Spółka z o.o. of Warsaw.
The contract was concluded for the period from January 1st to December 31st 2015 and its estimated value (exclusive of VAT) is approximately PLN 3.23bn.
The estimated maximum amount of liquidated damages is ca. PLN 55m. The contract does not state that the parties may seek additional compensation in excess of the liquidated damages.
The other terms and conditions of the contract do not differ from the terms and conditions commonly applied in agreements of such type.
The legal basis for the publication of this Current Report is Par. 5.1.3 of the Minister of Finance’s Regulation on current and periodic information to be published by issuers of securities and conditions for recognition as equivalent of information whose disclosure is required under the laws of a non‑member state, dated February 19th 2009, as amended.
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This communication is for informational and promotional purposes only and under no circumstances shall constitute an offer or invitation to make an offer, or form the basis for a decision, to invest in the securities of Grupa LOTOS S.A. (the “Company”). The prospectus which was prepared in connection with the offering of the Company’s shares (the “Shares”) subject to pre-emptive rights (the “Prospectus”) and approved on 7 November 2014 by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority, is the sole legally binding document containing information about the Company and the offering of its Shares in Poland. The Prospectus was made available in an electronic format on the website of the Company (www.lotos.pl) and, additionally, for information purposes, on the website of Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski S.A. Oddział – Dom Maklerski PKO Banku Polskiego w Warszawie (www.dm.pkobp.pl).
This communication does not constitute a recommendation within the meaning of the Regulation of the Polish Minister of Finance Regarding Information Constituting Recommendations Concerning Financial Instruments or Issuers Thereof dated 19 October 2005.
This communication (and the information contained herein) does not contain or constitute an offer of securities for sale, or solicitation of an offer to purchase securities, in the United States, Australia, Canada or Japan, or any other jurisdiction. The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold in the United States of America, unless registered under the Securities Act or unless an exemption from the registration requirements set forth in the Securities Act applies to them. No public offering of the securities will be made in the United States of America.
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Société Générale, Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski S.A. Oddział – Dom Maklerski PKO Banku Polskiego w Warszawie, BZ WBK S.A., ING Securities S.A. and UniCredit CAIB Poland S.A.(the “Managers”) are acting exclusively for the Company and no one else in relation to the proposed Offering and will not regard any other person (whether or not a recipient of this document) as a client in relation to the Offering and will not be responsible to any other person for providing the protection afforded to their respective clients or for providing advice in connection with the Offering.