Moscow, Amsterdam, June 23, 2022 – Yandex N.V. (“Yandex”), a Dutch public limited company and the parent company of one of Europe’s largest internet businesses, announced that it has completed its purchase of 92.7% in aggregate principal amount of its $1.25 billion 0.75% Convertible Notes due 2025 (the “Notes”) pursuant to the Purchase Agreement dated June 15, 2022 (the “Purchase Agreement”), between Yandex and selling noteholders.
In addition, settlement is expected to be completed shortly in respect of a further 0.5% in aggregate principal amount of the Notes that were purchased pursuant to the Purchase Agreement. Following the completion of the settlement of such further amount, the total amount purchased will be 93.2% in aggregate principal amount of the Notes.
In accordance with the terms and conditions of the Notes, as amended (the “Conditions”), Yandex has surrendered the purchased Notes to the Principal Paying, Transfer and Conversion Agent for cancellation and such purchased Notes have been cancelled.
Because Yandex has purchased and cancelled an aggregate principal amount of 75% or more of the Notes originally issued, the following periods and dates are now applicable under the Conditions:
(a) the Issuer Call Option Period is the period beginning on June 22, 2022 and ending on September 12, 2022;
(b) the Final Maturity Date is September 13, 2022; and
(c) the Delisting Event Period is the period commencing on September 14, 2022 and ending on September 28, 2022.
The Conditions provide that (i) the “Issuer Call Option Price” is $140,000 in cash plus and 957 Yandex Class A shares for each $200,000 in principal amount of Notes purchased and (ii) the redemption price on the Final Maturity Date will be the Issuer Call Option Price.
Taking into account Yandex’s right to redeem the remaining Notes pursuant to Condition 7(i) (Issuer Call Option), Yandex anticipates that all of the remaining Notes will either be purchased or redeemed on or prior to September 12, 2022.
Yandex asks remaining holders of the Notes to immediately contact Yandex Investor Relations or the financial advisors to Yandex at the respective email addresses indicated below to ensure that such noteholders are included in all future discussions in relation to the Notes.
Yandex (NASDAQ and MOEX: YNDX) is a technology company registered in the Netherlands that builds intelligent products and services powered by machine learning. Our goal is to help consumers and businesses better navigate the online and offline world. Since 1997, we have delivered world-class, locally relevant search and navigation products, while also expanding into e-commerce, online entertainment, cloud computing and other markets to assist millions of consumers in Russia and a number of international markets.
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