Nets admitted to trading and official listing on Nasdaq Copenhagen

On 23 September 2016, Nets was admitted to trading and official listing on Nasdaq Copenhagen. Plesner has acted as legal advisor to the bank syndicate consisting of Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Nordea, Danske Bank, DNB Markets, J.P. Morgan, UBS Investment Bank, Carnegie, OP Corporate Bank, SEB, SpareBank 1 Markets and Sydbank in connection with the IPO.

The listing comprises 105,000,000 shares, of which approximately a third are new shares. In total, the offering represents approximately 52% of Nets' share capital and an offering of approximately DKK 15.75bn. In addition, the bank syndicate has been granted a usual overallotment option of up to 15,750,000 shares and the total offering of shares may consequently be up to approximately 60% of Nets' share capital, which would result in a total offering of approximately DKK 18.1bn.

The shares are sold by certain funds managed by Advent International Corporation, certain funds advised by Bain Capital Private Equity (Europe) L.L.P., the Danish Labour Market Supplementary Fund (ATP) and members of Nets' management and employees.

Nets has been instrumental in developing a modern payment infrastructure over the last 50 years and is a leading provider of digital payment services and related technology solutions in the Nordic region. Nets sits at the centre of the digital payments ecosystem and operates a deeply entrenched network connecting merchants, corporate customers, financial institutions and consumers, enabling them to make and receive payments.

Nets employs approximately 2,400 employees in six countries (Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Estonia and Latvia). In 2015, Nets had a gross revenue of more than DKK 6.8bn and a net profit of DKK 1.3bn.

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