Foresight Solar Fund Limited: Proposed Issue of Equity under the Placing Programme

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19th February 2015 
 
The Board of Foresight Solar Fund Limited (the "Company") is pleased to announce a proposed placing of new Ordinary Shares under the Placing Programme announced on 25 September 2014 in accordance with the Prospectus (the "Placing"). The Placing price will be based on an updated NAV per Ordinary Share to be announced on 3 March 2015 plus a premium of 1.75% to cover the costs of the Placing. 
 
The proceeds from the Placing will be used to repay the existing acquisition facility and enable the Company to take advantage of additional investment opportunities identified in the UK market, therefore avoiding cash drag on Shareholders’ funds. 
 
Unless otherwise defined herein, terms used in this announcement shall have the same meanings as those defined in the Prospectus.
 
Timetable
 
The timetable is subject to change at the discretion of the Company, Oriel Securities Limited and J.P. Morgan Cazenove. 

Event Date
Announcement of issue of equity under the Placing Programme and timetable 19 February 2015
Announcement of NAV  and Placing price 3 March 2015
Placing Opens  3 March 2015
Latest time and date for receipt of Placing commitments 12:00pm on 12 March 2015
Results of Placing announced 13 March 2015
Admission and Settlement 17 March 2015
   

ENDS
 
For further information

Foresight Group
Elena Palasmith  epalasmith@foresightgroup.eu    +44 (0) 20 3667 8100

Oriel Securities +44 (0)20 7710 7600
Mark Bloomfield
Neil Winward
Tunga Chigovanyika
 
J.P. Morgan Cazenove+44 (0)20 7742 4000
William Simmonds

Notes to Editors
 
About Foresight Solar Fund Limited ("The Company" or "FSFL")
 
FSFL is a Jersey-registered closed-end investment company. The Company invests in ground based UK solar power assets to achieve its objective of providing Shareholders with a sustainable and increasing dividend with the potential for capital growth over the long-term. 

The Company raised proceeds of £150m through an initial public offering ("IPO”) of shares on the main market of the London Stock Exchange in October 2013, and a further £60.1m through an Initial Placing and Offer for Subscription in October 2014.

About Foresight Group

Foresight Group was established in 1984 and today is a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager with over £1.3 billion of assets under management. As one of the UK’s leading solar infrastructure investment teams Foresight funds currently manage over £930 million in 44 separate operating Photovoltaic ("PV”) plants in the UK, the USA and southern Europe.  

In May 2013 Foresight executed an innovative refinancing of its existing UK solar assets through the issue of a £60m London Stock Exchange listed index-linked Solar Bond. 

Foresight Group has offices in the UK, the USA and Italy.