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Dino Polska S.A. (the “Company” or “Dino”), one of the fastest-growing supermarket chains in the Polish food retail market, confirms its intention to conduct an initial public offering (the “Offering”) and listing of the Company’s shares on the regulated market operated by the Warsaw Stock Exchange (the “WSE”).
The final decision on the schedule for the offering will depend on the market situation. Detailed information about the Offering will be published in the Prospectus once approved by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (“KNF”), subject to any updates required by Polish law.
DETAILS OF THE PLANNED PUBLIC OFFERING:
KEY COMPANY HIGHLIGHTS
Szymon Piduch, CEO of Dino Polska S.A., commented: “The recent years have been a period of dynamic growth for Dino. Our business model has proven to be successful as we increased the number of stores from 111 at the end of 2010 to 628 at the end of 2016, while maintaining what we believe is one of the market’s highest levels of like-for-like sales growth (“LFL”). We have further ambitious growth plans, calling for both gradual intensification of the store network in provinces where Dino is already present and a gradual expansion into new regions. Our plan is to exceed 1,200 stores by the end of 2020. We are encouraged by the market environment and anticipate that the positive macroeconomic and industry trends will continue in and beyond 2017. We operate in the attractive segment of proximity supermarkets, which according to market forecasts will be one of the fastest-growing segment of the retail food market in Poland in 2015–2020 both in terms of sales and in the number of stores. We believe in Dino’s prospects and are looking forward to the next important milestone in the Company’s development, which is listing its shares on the Warsaw Stock Exchange and raising Dino’s profile and visibility as a public listed entity.”
ABOUT DINO POLSKA S.A.:
Dino is a leading player in the attractive and growing segment of proximity supermarkets in Poland. From 2010 to 2015 Dino was the fastest-growing chain of proximity supermarkets in Poland (in terms of the average annual rate of growth in the number of stores and sales revenue) and in 2015 achieved the number two position in the proximity segment in terms both the number of stores and sales revenue (according to Roland Berger report).
As of 31 December 2016, the network of Dino’s stores consisted of 628 proximity supermarkets located mainly in western Poland, in smaller towns and small and medium-sized cities, as well as on the outskirts of big cities, in locations convenient for customers. Dino is the owner of the vast majority of the properties where Dino stores are located. Dino’s offering stands out in terms of competitive prices and a wide range of branded products from local suppliers and a focus on fresh produce, including its own meat offering, with each store featuring a staffed meat counter.
The cost-effective and scalable business model is based on a consistent formula regarding store layout, an extensive logistics network, and centralized management supported by appropriate IT infrastructure enabling active and efficient supervision of stores. Thanks to its successful business model, economics of scale and operating leverage, Dino is achieving stable growth in profitability.
Selected financial data of Dino Group in 2014–2016 are presented in the table below:
|Gross margin||22.9%||+0.3 pp||22.6%||+0.6 pp||22.0%|
|EBITDA margin||8.6%||+0.5 pp||8.1%||+1.1 pp||7.0%|
* EBITDA defined as operating profit plus depreciation and amortization adjusted for one-off items incl. reserves in relation to the new management incentive plan and other IPO-related one-off expenses in the total amount of PLN 7.5m in 2016.
|Like-for-like sales growth||+11.3%||+5.1%||+4.2%|
FOOD RETAIL MARKET IN POLAND
From 2010 to 2015 the overall growth of the food retail market in Poland was 3.4% per annum. Traditional trade declined on average by 7.7% annually while modern formats increased their market share by a total of 15 pp. Overall food retail sales in Poland are expected to grow by 3.7% annually on average until 2020.
The growth observed in the Polish food retail market is the result of the encouraging macroeconomic situation, growing disposable income, and thus an increase in consumer spending. The government’s Family 500+ program and the steady increase in the regulatory minimum wage levels promote individual consumption in Poland. This is particularly noticeable in smaller towns where Dino stores are located.
According to market forecasts for 2015 to 2020, the proximity supermarket segment in which Dino operates is expected to be the second fastest-growing segment in Poland in terms of sales and the average annual growth in the number of stores, with estimated growth rates of 8.2% and 10.7% respectively (Roland Berger report from November 2016).
More about Dino Polska S.A.:
Dino is a leading player in the attractive and growing segment of proximity supermarkets in Poland. From 2010 to 2015 Dino was the fastest-growing chain of proximity supermarkets in Poland (in terms of the average annual rate of growth in the number of stores and sales revenue) and in 2015 achieved the number two position in the proximity segment in terms of sales (all data based on Roland Berger report from November 2016).
The Dino chain includes 628 stores (data as of 31 December 2016), located mainly in western Poland, with an average sales area of about 400 m2. Most of Dino’s stores are located in smaller towns and small and medium-sized cities, as well as on the outskirts of big cities, in locations convenient for customers.
The Group’s business model combines the advantages of the proximity format, skill at quickly opening new stores, an attractive product range mainly including branded products and fresh products, and competitive prices.
The supermarkets offer customers a range of about 5,000 different products (stock-keeping units), mostly under well-known brands and with an emphasis on fresh products. The Group offers prices for key products competitive with the largest grocery chains in Poland. One of the most important aspects setting the Group apart from discount chains is staffed meat counters in every shop. The high-quality meats, cold cuts and processed meat products are supplied mainly by Agro-Rydzyna, a meat plant which is part of the Dino Group.
The logistics network of the Dino Group is based on three distribution centres, in Krotoszyn, Jastrowie and Piotrków Trybunalski. Its geographical range enables fresh products to be delivered to all stores in the Dino chain 7 days a week.
The Company is the owner of the great majority of the properties where Dino supermarkets are located. Combined with a well-functioning business model, this has enabled quick and flexible growth of the Dino chain in recent years, with an increase in the number of stores from 111 in 2010 to 628 as of the end of 2016.
The Company’s founder, Mr. Tomasz Biernacki, is the owner of 51% of the shares, and the other 49% are held by Polish Sigma Group S.à r.l.
The Dino Group employs about 10,631 people (data as of 31 January 2017).
This press release does not comprise a prospectus for the purposes of Directive 2003/71/EC and does not contain or constitute or form part of any offer or invitation, or any solicitation of an offer, for securities and should not be relied on in connection with any contract or commitment whatsoever. The offering of the securities referred to in this press release (the “Offering”) and the distribution of this press release and other information in connection with the Offering in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law and persons into whose possession any document or other information referred to herein comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restriction. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
This press release is not an offer for sale of securities of the Company in the United States. Securities of the Company referred to herein may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The Company has not registered and does not intend to register any portion of the Offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of any securities in the United States and any sale of the securities of the Company referred to herein in the United States or to U.S. persons will be made pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended and accordingly will be made only to persons who are “qualified institutional buyers” as defined in Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, that are also “qualified purchasers” as defined in the U.S. Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. The Company is not and will not be registered under the U.S. Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. Copies of this press release and the information contained herein are not being, and should not be, distributed or sent (directly or indirectly) into the United States.
This press release is directed only at (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom, (ii) investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2001 (the “Order'”) and (iii) high net worth entities, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order or (iv) other persons to whom an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity (within the meaning of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000) in connection with the Offering may lawfully be communicated or caused to be communicated (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons'”). Any investment activity to which this press release relates will only be available to and will only be engaged with, relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents. The Offering will not be made to the public in the United Kingdom.
This press release is for promotional purposes only and under no circumstances shall constitute an offer or invitation, of form the basis for a decision, to invest in the securities of the Company. The Prospectus prepared in connection with the Offering and admission and introduction of the Company’s shares to trading on the regulated market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange will be the sole legally binding document containing information about the Company and the Offering in Poland. The Company will be authorised to carry out the Offering to the public in Poland once the Prospectus has been approved by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority and published. For the purposes of the Offering in Poland and the admission and introduction of the Company’s shares to trading on the main market of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, the Company will make the Prospectus available on the Company’s website and, for information purposes only, on the website of Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski Spółka Akcyjna Oddział – Dom Maklerski PKO Banku Polskiego w Warszawie.
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Powszechna Kasa Oszczędności Bank Polski Spółka Akcyjna Oddział – Dom Maklerski PKO Banku Polskiego w Warszawie, UBS Limited, WOOD & Company Financial Services, a.s. Spółka Akcyjna, Oddział w Polsce and Erste Group Bank AG are acting solely for the Selling Shareholder and the Company and no one else in connection with the Offering, and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Selling Shareholder and the Company for providing the protections afforded to their clients nor for providing advice in connection with the Offering.
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