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This press release is an advertisement and not a prospectus within the meaning of the applicable laws. This press release is not an offer to sell securities or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities. Any offer of securities to the public referred to in this press release will be made only on the basis of information contained in the Polish-language prospectus (the “Prospectus”) published by Dino Polska S.A. (the “Company”) in connection with the planned initial public offering of its shares in Poland and its intention to admit and introduce its shares to trading on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (Giełda Papierów Wartościowych w Warszawie S.A.). Following its approval by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (Komisja Nadzoru Finansowego), the Prospectus was published and made 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 (“PKO BP Securities”).
Dino Polska S.A. (the “Company” or “Dino”), one of the fastest-growing supermarket chains in Poland, published its prospectus today and is launching its initial public offering (the “Offering”).
The book-building process among Institutional Investors will be conducted between 20 March and 4 April 2017. PKO BP Securities, UBS Investment Bank, and Wood & Company Financial Services, a.s. Spółka Akcyjna (Oddział w Polsce) will act as Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners. Erste Group Bank AG will be acting as a Joint Bookrunner. The Offering Agent and the Stabilizing Manager will be PKO BP Securities.
Retail investors can place purchase orders between 22 March and 3 April 2017 at selected Customer Service Locations of PKO BP Securities and other investment firms joining the Retail Consortium in Poland and accepting purchase orders for Offer Shares from Retail Investors. The Retail Consortium includes: PKO BP Securities, Biuro Maklerskie Alior Banku, Dom Maklerski Banku Ochrony Środowiska, Centralny Dom Maklerski Pekao, Dom Maklerski Pekao, Dom Maklerski BZ WBK and Dom Maklerski mBanku.
INDICATIVE SUMMARY TIMETABLE OF OFFERING
|20 March – 4 April 2017||Book-building among Institutional Investors|
|22 March – 3 April 2017||Acceptance of purchase orders from Retail Investors|
|4 April 2017||Publication of the Final Price for the Offer Shares for the Retail Investors, the Final Price for the Offer Shares for the Institutional Investors, the final number of the Offer Shares offered in the Offering and the number of the Offer Shares to be offered to the various investor categories|
|5-7 April 2017||Acceptance of purchase orders from Institutional Investors and Management Option Scheme Investors|
|Not later than on 12 April 2017||Allotment of the Offer Shares|
|around 19 April 2017||Expected first day of listing on the WSE|
DETAILS OF THE PUBLIC OFFERING
Dino’s strategy assumes further growth through focusing on three key areas:
The proximity format adopted by the Dino Group and the Company’s strategy address these consumer trends.
The Company expects all these initiatives and inherent features of the Dino Group’s business model and strategy to contribute to the further improvement of its profitability in the future.
The Company plans to pursue its growth strategy through further exploitation of the chain’s strengths and competitive advantages, which include:
NUMBER OF STORES EVOLUTION
|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%|
** The Dino Group defines net debt as interest-bearing loans, borrowings and finance lease liabilities + current portion of interest-bearing loans and finance lease liabilities less any cash and cash equivalents. The net debt ratio is the measure of the indebtedness of the Dino Group less cash and cash equivalents.
Retail food market
In 2010-2015 the market for retail trade in grocery items in Poland grew at an average annual rate of 3.4%. The traditional grocery segment fell on average by 7.7% per year, while the modern segment increased its market share by 15 pp. Overall grocery retail sales in Poland are expected to grow at an average annual rate of 3.7% through 2020.
The observed growth in the Polish grocery market is an effect of the encouraging macroeconomic situation, growing disposable income, and related growth in consumer spending. The government’s Family 500+ program, declining unemployment, and regular increase in the minimum wage support individual consumption in Poland. This is particularly observed in the smaller towns where Dino stores are located.
The segment of proximity supermarkets, in which the Dino Group operates, is the fastest-growing segment of the retail grocery market in Poland in terms of the number of stores. In 2010-2015 this segment generated CAGR (annual growth) of 13.2%. It is expected that this segment will be the fastest-growing segment in 2015-2020 in terms of CAGR in the number of stores, at about 10.7%.
Proximity supermarkets in Poland are operated mainly as general grocery stores with an area of 200 to 500 m2, in the form of a hard franchise or owned stores, offering 4,000-8,000 stock-keeping units, about 90% of which are food items. They are typically located near residential zones in large, medium-sized and small towns.
Proximity supermarkets are successfully growing in Poland for the following reasons:
All of these advantages led to doubling of the share of proximity supermarkets in the Polish grocery market in 2010-2015 in terms of the number of stores (source: Roland Berger report).
Szymon Piduch, CEO of Dino Polska S.A., commented: “We are one of the fastest-growing supermarket chains in Poland, operating in the promising proximity segment. We are growing dynamically, and increased the number of stores from 111 at the end of 2010 to 628 at the end of 2016, while maintaining very good LFL sales figures. I believe that Dino has very good prospects for further growth. We estimate that the Polish market has the capacity for at least 2,700 Dino stores, and we plan to exceed 1,200 stores by the end of 2020. We plan additional investments supporting the opening of new stores, including construction of new distribution centre, modernization and expansion of the existing meat-processing plant operated by Agro-Rydzyna, and construction of another meat plant at a new location. It is also our goal to maintain continued growth in like-for-like sales and consistent improvement in profitability. I believe that the Company can be attractive for investors. The steady increase in the scale of operations since the beginning of Dino’s existence has shown that we are effectively realizing our strategic goals.”
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 Dino stores 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 as of the end of 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 over 10,600 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. 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 is 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 based on the published Prospectus approved by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority. 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 made 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.
This press release 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.
No reliance may be placed for any purpose whatsoever on the information contained in this press release, any verbal discussion thereof, and such information may not be complete or accurate.
Acquiring investments to which this press release relates may expose an investor to a significant risk of losing all of the amount invested. Persons considering investment should consult an authorized person specializing in advising on such investments.
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.
Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of the Company or Dino Group. You can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as ‘expect’, ‘believe’, ‘anticipate’, ‘estimate’, ‘intend’, ‘will’, ‘could’, ‘may’ or ‘might’ or other similar expressions. The Company wishes to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. The Company does not intend to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Many factors could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in projections or forward-looking statements of the Company, including risks specifically related to the Company, Dino Group and their operations.