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REWORLD MEDIA announces the signature of an agreement under conditions precedent to acquire MONDADORI FRANCE
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INFORMATION REGLEMENTEE

PRESS RELEASE




April 19th 2019




REWORLD MEDIA
announces the signature of an agreement under conditions
precedent to acquire MONDADORI FRANCE


REWORLD MEDIA SA announces the signature of an agreement under conditions precedent with the
company ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE- SOCIETÀ PER AZIONI (The « Agreement ») for the 100%
shares acquisition of MONDADORI FRANCE SAS (The « Transaction »). The signature of this agreement
follows the exercise by ARNOLDO MONDADORI EDITORE- SOCIETÀ PER AZIONI of the Offer agreed in his
favour and that the company signed with REWORLD MEDIA SA on February 18th 2019. It is recalled that
discussions related to the Transaction were the subject of press releases dated September 5th 2018,
September 27th 2018 and February 18th 2019.


The employee representative bodies within MONDADORI FRANCE SAS have first been informed and
consulted on the considered Transaction under article L2312-18 of the French labor Code and will be
shortly gathered pursuant to article L2312-41 of the French labor Code.




REWORLD MEDIA, a pioneer in the digital media market, has an innovative and proven know-how in the
development and creation of value of media assets in France. The group has demonstrated a tangible
success in the strategy of development for its 11 media brands and the growth of its digital audience,
which has led to four consecutive years of significant increase in profitability.


The combination of REWORLD MEDIA and MONDADORI FRANCE would give birth to one of the biggest
European media companies with over 50 media brands covering flagship themes (women, auto/sport,
decoration, nature, science/leisure, infotainment) distributed through magazines and digital media, with
over 1,100 employees in 11 countries and a turnover close to €500m.


The new group would combine complementary skills that would significantly enhance its growth potential
in a rapidly changing media market. REWORLD MEDIA would bring its know-how in digitization, new
revenue generation and the development of new audiences replicating the successful strategy achieved
over the past few years. MONDADORI FRANCE would bring the power of its media brands as well as its
strong expertise in magazines.
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REWORLD MEDIA generated an EBITDA1 of €11.1m as of December 2018, up 49%. The group’s
operating results doubled in 2018 to reach €8.0m. Group's 2018 net income quadrupling to €6.9m
compared to €1.8m in the previous year. Share capital increased by 35% to €26.8m. Cash reached
€16.6m at the end of 2018 while financial debt stood at €27m. After this operation in progress,
REWORLD MEDIA would become the leading publisher of magazines in France and a major player
in the media sector with a combined annual turnover of €483m and an EBITDA of €37.2m2.


Reminder of the terms of the acquisition given in the Agreement


Under the terms of the Agreement, the Transaction would take the form of a transfer to REWORLD MEDIA
of 100% of the shares and voting rights of MONDADORI FRANCE SAS including:


- 85.7% of the shares and voting rights would be made through a share purchase at the price of
€60m subject to price adjustments based on the financial position at the closing, including €10m
in vendor credit, and
- 14.3% of the shares and voting rights would be made through a contribution in kind of
MONDADORI FRANCE SAS’ shares to REWORLD MEDIA for a value of €10m (the "Contribution"),
paid in REWORLD MEDIA SA shares as part of a planned capital increase. Regarding this capital
increase, each new share tendered as contribution would be valued €2.81 equal to 112.5% of the
average closing share price of the last 20 trading days of the REWORLD MEDIA SA share on the
Euronext Paris Growth market preceding the fixing of the subscription price of the capital increase
by today’s Board of Directors (with constraints that this price cannot be lower than €2.2 per share
and cannot be higher than €2.9 per share. One or more contribution appraisers will be appointed
to evaluate the Contribution.
- Shareholders representing between 45% and 49% of the voting rights on the day of signature of
the Offer (February 18th 2019), have individually committed to vote in favour of this Contribution.
REWORLD MEDIA would benefit, with a right of substitution, of a call option on the shares issued
as result.


Consequently, the total valuation of MONDADORI FRANCE SAS for 100% of the capital and voting rights
of MONDADORI FRANCE SAS would be equal to €70m (debt free/cash free) and without taking into account
a possible earn out of €5m.


Financing of REWORLD MEDIA


In relation to this Transaction, REWORLD MEDIA plans financing in the form of a non-convertible debt for
a total amount of €93.3m (the "Debt Financing") including €30m unlockable within the next 3 years and
€13,3m dedicated to partly refinance the current debt of the group. The Debt Financing is underwritten
by banks and private lenders over a period of 5 to 7 years repayable at term.


It is recalled that REWORLD MEDIA plans to carry out one or more capital increases of at least €3m at a
price per share that would be set at €2.81. (same as the price per share adopted for the Contribution)



Operating profit before depreciations, amortizations and provisions
1
2
Cumulated 2018 revenues and EBITDA as per Mondadori results published on 14 March 2019
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Calendar


The definitive completion of the Transaction is subject to the waiver of precedent conditions listed below.




Conditions Precedent


According to the terms of the Protocol, the completion of the Transaction is subject to the following
cumulative conditions precedent (the " Conditions Precedent "):


- authorization issued by the Autorité de la Concurrence;
- approval of the Contribution by REWORLD MEDIA shareholders;
- REWORLD MEDIA obtaining the Debt Financing (given that the main terms and conditions of the
debt financing have been have been approved with the lenders)




Participants in the transaction :
Rothschild & Co (Irving Bellotti – Pierre Henri Chappaz) is Reworld Media’s advisor on this transaction.


The transaction would be financed by BNP Paribas as mandated arranger coordinator and agent (Xavier
de Lestrange – Sinda Kaak Nicaud) and Société Générale (Nathalie Gabriel - Benoît Douard – Patrick Evin)
as mandated arranger ; the funding round being completed by other banks of which LCL, CIC and Intesa
San Paolo.



About Reworld Media :
REWORLD MEDIA is an international digital group with a network of eleven proprietary media brands powerful within
their B2C segments (marie france, Be, Le Journal de la Maison, Maison & Travaux, Gourmand, Auto Moto, Télé
Magazine...) and an international media network with over 180,000 partner sites. The group is unique in its ability to
offer international advertisers a global offer combining "Media Branding" (access to all formats: digital, print, event ...)
and "Media Performance" (performance campaigns). The group reported a consolidated turnover of €177,5m at the
end of December 2018, is present in 11 countries and has 453 employees.

Euronext Growth Paris – ALREW - www.reworldmedia.com


Contacts

Média - PCE
Investors
Ségoléne de St Martin
investisseurs@rewoldmedia.com
Tel : +33 (0)6 16 40 90 73
INBOUND CAPITAL :
Email : sdestmartin@p-c-e.fr
Frédéric Portier
Paul-Marie Grosse
Email : fportier@inbound.capital
Tel : +33 (0)6 59 97 16 48
David Chermont
Email : pmgrosse@p-c-e.fr
Email : dchermont@inbound.capital

Listing sponsor – EUROLAND CORPORATE
Conseil
Nisa Benaddi
Tél : + 33 (1) 44 70 20 92
Email : nbenaddi@elcorp.com