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Amsterdam · August 22, 2019
Adyen founders sell approximately 15% of their holdings
Adyen N.V. [Euronext: ADYEN] confirms that founders Pieter van der Does (CEO) and Arnout Schuijff (CTO) have announced to be selling 497,041 Adyen shares, corresponding to approximately 15% of their holdings in Adyen N.V. in a private placement to institutional investors today.
The reason for the sale is to diversify their portfolios and reduce single stock risk. Both Pieter and Arnout remain committed to Adyen in their current roles working on the long term strategy. This sale in no way reflects a change in their views on the company.
Pieter and Arnout have agreed to a lock-up commitment on their remaining Adyen shares for a period of 180 days from the closing of the placement.
J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs are acting as Joint Bookrunners for the placement.
This press release contains information that qualifies, or may qualify, as inside information within the meaning of Article 7(1) of the EU Market Abuse Regulation.
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In member states of the European Economic Area (“EEA”), this announcement and any offer if made subsequently is directed exclusively at persons who are “qualified investors” within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation (“Qualified Investors”). For these purposes, the expression “Prospectus Regulation” means Regulation 2017/1129/EC. In the United Kingdom this announcement is directed exclusively at Qualified Investors (i) who have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the “Order”) or (ii) who fall within Article 49(2)(A) to (D) of the Order, and (iii) to whom it may otherwise lawfully be communicated; any other persons in the United Kingdom should not take any action on the basis of this announcement and should not act on or rely on it.
This announcement is not an offer of securities or investments for sale nor a solicitation of an offer to buy securities or investments in any jurisdiction where such offer or solicitation would be unlawful. No action has been taken that would permit an offering of the securities or possession or distribution of this announcement in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required. Persons into whose possession this announcement comes are required to inform themselves about and to observe any such restrictions.
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In connection with the offering of the shares of Adyen N.V. (the “Shares”), each Manager and any of its respective affiliates acting as an investor for their own account may take up as a proprietary position any Shares and in that capacity may retain, purchase or sell for their own account such Shares. In addition, each Manager or its respective affiliates may enter into financing arrangements and swaps with investors in connection with which any Manager (or its affiliates) may from time to time acquire, hold or dispose of Shares. The Managers do not intend to disclose the extent of any such investment or transactions otherwise than in accordance with any legal or regulatory obligation to do so.
The information contained in this announcement is for background purposes only and does not purport to be full or complete. No reliance may be placed for any purpose on the information contained in this announcement or its accuracy or completeness. This announcement does not purport to identify or suggest the risks (direct or indirect) which may be associated with an investment in the Shares. Any investment decision in connection with the Shares must be made solely on the basis of all publicly available information relating to the Shares (which has not been independently verified by the Manager).
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