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Aston Martin Lagonda Glob.Hldgs PLC

30 September 2022

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30 September 2022

Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings plc

("Aston Martin Lagonda", the "Company" or the "Group")

Successful Completion of GBP654m Equity Capital Raise

Aston Martin Lagonda is pleased to announce the successful completion of its GBP654 million equity capital raise (the "Capital Raise"). The Capital Raise, announced on 15 July 2022, allows the Company to both meaningfully deleverage its balance sheet, and to strengthen and accelerate its long-term growth.

To that effect, the Company also made an announcement on 29 September 2022 related to a tender offer for Aston Martin Capital Holding Limited's outstanding notes.

Lawrence Stroll, Executive Chairman commented:

"I am delighted that we have successfully completed this transformational capital raise which significantly strengthens our financial position and enhances our pathway to becoming sustainably free cash flow positive. Along with Amedeo and the leadership team, we are fully focused on unlocking the significant shareholder value creation potential of this ultra-luxury British performance brand.

"I would like to thank our existing shareholders for their continued support in reaching this important milestone. The Yew Tree Consortium's shareholding now stands at 19% following its full participation in the rights issue and additional investment through the capital raise. I would also like to thank Mercedes-Benz for their investment and the strong long-term partnership we have created.

In addition, I would like to thank The Public Investment Fund, one of the leading global investment funds, which has become a new anchor shareholder with a 18.7% stake in the Company. Finally, I would like to welcome Geely Holding, who have today announced that they have become a shareholder."

Enquiries

 
 Investors and Analysts 
 Sherief Bakr      Director of Investor Relations     +44 (0)7789 177547 
                                                       sherief.bakr@astonmartin.com 
 Holly Grainger    Deputy Head, Investor Relations    +44 (0)7442 989551 
                                                       holly.grainger@astonmartin.com 
 Media 
 Kevin Watters     Director of Communications         +44 (0)7764 386683 
                                                       kevin.watters@astonmartin.com 
 Paul Garbett      Head of Corporate and Brand        +44 (0)7501 380799 
                    Communications                     paul.garbett@astonmartin.com 
 Grace Barnie      Corporate Communications           +44 (0)7880 903490 
                    Manager                            grace.barnie@astonmartin.com 
 Tulchan Communications 
 Harry Cameron and Simon Pilkington                   +44 (0)20 7353 4200 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A copy of the Prospectus is available on the Company's website at https://www.astonmartinlagonda.com/investors/funding/september-2022-capital-raise . Neither the content of the Company's website nor any website accessible by hyperlinks on the Company's website is incorporated in, or forms part of, this announcement. The Prospectus provides further details of the securities being offered pursuant to the Rights Issue.

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No representations or warranties, express or implied, are made as to, and no reliance should be placed on, the accuracy, fairness or completeness of the information presented or contained in this release. This release contains certain forward-looking statements, which are based on current assumptions and estimates by the management of the Company. Past performance cannot be relied upon as a guide to future performance and should not be taken as a representation that trends or activities underlying past performance will continue in the future. Such statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from any expected future results in forward-looking statements. These risks may include, for example, changes in the global economic situation, and changes affecting individual markets and exchange rates.

The Company provides no guarantee that future development and future results achieved will correspond to the forward-looking statements included here and accepts no liability if they should fail to do so. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements and will not publicly release any revisions that may be made to these forward-looking statements, which may result from events or circumstances arising after the date of this release.

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This announcement is an advertisement for the purposes of the Prospectus Regulation Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") and not a prospectus and not an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or to acquire securities. Neither this announcement nor anything contained herein shall form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, any offer or commitment whatsoever in any jurisdiction. Investors should not purchase or subscribe for any transferable securities referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information contained in the Prospectus published by the Company.

Cautionary statement regarding forward-looking statements

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will come to pass.

You are advised to read the Prospectus in its entirety, and, in particular, the section of the Prospectus headed "Risk Factors", for a further discussion of the factors that could affect the Group's future performance and the industry in which it operates. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the events described in the forward-looking statements, including statements regarding prospective financial information, in this announcement may not occur. These statements are not fact and should not be relied upon as being necessarily indicative of future results, and readers of this announcement are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, including those regarding prospective financial information.

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