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Foresight Sustain. Forestry Co PLC

19 November 2021

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19 November 2021

Foresight Sustainable Forestry Company Plc (the "Company")

Results of Initial Public O ering

The Board of Directors of Foresight Sustainable Forestry Company Plc is pleased to announce that the Company will issue a total of 130,000,000 Ordinary Shares in its Initial Public O ering ("IPO") on the Premium Segment of the Official List and the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange, raising gross proceeds of GBP130 million at the Issue Price of 100 pence per Ordinary Share by way of its Initial Placing, O er for Subscription and Intermediaries Offer.

Richard Davidson, prospective Chairman of Foresight Sustainable Forestry Company Plc, said:

"Foresight Sustainable Forestry Company offers a unique investment opportunity in UK forestry which has been reflected by the demand we have seen from both institutional and retail investors. We are delighted to be listing and would like to warmly welcome all our new investors who wish to play a part in the Company's exciting future. We now look forward to delivering on our targeted returns, development plans and investment pipeline."

Bernard Fairman, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Foresight Group, said:

"Having recognised a few years ago the vital role that forestry needs to play in the battle against climate change and its unique attractions as a truly sustainable asset class, the team at Foresight Group is extremely pleased to see Foresight Sustainable Forestry Company listing on the London Stock Exchange. COP26 recently underlined the huge importance of forests and afforestation projects worldwide; the UK is one of the least forested countries in Europe and with its UK focus, this is an investment company which will make a real sustainability, biodiversity and ESG impact in this country."

Applications for Admission

Application has been made for 130,000,001 Ordinary Shares to be admitted to the premium listing segment of the O cial List of the UK Listing Authority and to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (which includes one Ordinary Share issued on incorporation of the Company). It is expected that Initial Admission will become e ective and dealings in the Ordinary Shares will commence on the London Stock Exchange at 8.00 a.m. on 24 November 2021.

Capitalised terms shall have the same meaning attributed to them in the Company's prospectus dated 28 October 2021 unless otherwise defined in this announcement.

Dealing codes

The dealing codes for the Ordinary Shares are follows:

 
         ISIN             GB00BMDPKM71 
         SEDOL                 BMDPKM7 
         Ticker                    FSF 
 

LEI: 213800W5S9JG5JFGYO91

For further information, please contact:

 
         Foresight Sustainable Forestry Company Plc 
          Robert Guest 
          Richard Kelly 
          fsfc@foresightgroup.eu                                          +44 20 3667 8100 
         Jefferies International Limited 
          Neil Winward 
          Will Soutar                                                     +44 20 7029 8000 
         Citigate Dewe Rogerson 
          Toby Moore (toby.moore@citigatedewerogerson.com) 
          Nick Reading ( nick.reading@citigatedewerogerson.com              +44 7768 981763 
          )                                                                 +44 7702 718740 
 

Disclaimer

This announcement does not constitute, and may not be construed as, an offer to sell or an invitation to purchase investments of any description, or the provision of investment advice by any party. No information set out in this announcement is intended to form the basis of any contract of sale, investment decision or any decision to purchase Ordinary Shares in the Company.

Jefferies International Limited ("Jefferies") is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority. Each of the Investment Manager and Jefferies is acting exclusively for the Company in connection with the matters described in this announcement and neither the Investment Manager nor Jefferies is acting for or advising any other person, or treating any other person as their respective client, in relation thereto and neither the Investment Manager nor Jefferies will be responsible for providing the regulatory protection afforded to their respective clients or advice to any other person in relation to the matters contained herein. This does not exclude any responsibilities or liabilities of Jefferies under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) or the regulatory regime established thereunder.

This announcement is not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States of America. This announcement is not an offer of securities for sale into the United States. The securities referred to herein may not be offered or sold in the United States, except pursuant to an applicable exemption from registration. No public offering of securities is being made in the United States.

The Ordinary Shares have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "US Securities Act"), or with any securities regulatory authority of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States, and may not be offered, sold, resold, pledged, delivered, distributed or otherwise transferred, directly or indirectly, into or within the United States. Outside the United States, the Ordinary Shares may be sold to persons who are not "US Persons", as defined in and pursuant to Regulation S under the US Securities Act ("US Persons"). The Company has not been and will not be registered under the US Investment Company Act and investors are not and will not be entitled to the benefits of the US Investment Company Act.

In addition, the Ordinary Shares have not been, nor will they be, registered under the applicable securities laws of Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of South Africa or Japan. Subject to certain exceptions, the Ordinary Shares may not be offered or sold in, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of South Africa, Japan or any member state of the EEA (other than to professional investors in certain EEA member states in which the Company is registered with the national private placement regime) or to, or for the account or benefit of, any national, resident or citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the Republic of South Africa, Japan or any member state of the EEA (other than to professional investors in certain EEA member states in which the Company is registered with the national private placement regime). The issue of Ordinary Shares to investors subscribing for Ordinary Shares, and the distribution of this announcement, in other jurisdictions may be restricted by law and the persons into whose possession this announcement comes should inform themselves about, and observe, any such restrictions.

The value of shares and the income from them is not guaranteed and can fall as well as rise due to stock market and currency movements. When you sell your investment you may get back less than you originally invested. Figures refer to past performance and past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results. Returns may increase or decrease as a result of currency fluctuations.

This announcement may include statements that are, or may be deemed to be, "forward-looking statements". These forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the terms "believes", "estimates", "anticipates", "expects", "intends", "may", "will", "targeting" or "should" or, in each case, their negative or other variations or comparable terminology. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this announcement, including, without limitation, those regarding the Company's financial position, strategy, plans, proposed acquisitions and objectives, are forward-looking statements.

Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and, accordingly, the Company's actual future financial results and operational performance may differ materially from the results and performance expressed in, or implied by, the statements. These factors include but are not limited to those described in the Prospectus. These forward-looking statements speak only as at the date of this announcement and cannot be relied upon as a guide to future performance. The Company, the Investment Manager and Jefferies expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect actual results or any change in the assumptions, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements are based unless required to do so by the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, EU Prospectus Regulation (2017/1129) which is part of UK law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (as amended and supplemented from time to time (including, but not limited to, by the UK Prospectus Amendment Regulations 2019 and The Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Prospectus) Regulations 2019), the Prospectus Regulation Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority, the UK version of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of the European

Parliament and of the Council on 16 April 2014 on market abuse which is part of UK law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (as amended and supplemented from time to time) or other applicable laws, regulations or rules.

None of the Company, the Investment Manager, Jefferies, or any of their respective affiliates, accepts any responsibility or liability whatsoever for, or makes any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to this announcement, including the truth, accuracy or completeness of the information in this announcement (or whether any information has been omitted from the announcement) or any other information relating to the Company or associated companies, whether written, oral or in a visual or electronic form, and howsoever transmitted or made available or for any loss howsoever arising from any use of the announcement or its contents or otherwise arising in connection therewith. The Company, the Investment Manager, Jefferies, and their respective affiliates, accordingly disclaim all and any liability whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise which they might otherwise have in respect of this announcement or its contents or otherwise arising in connection therewith.

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