On November 10, 2017, the added tranche of the auction of shares of OM Asset Administration plc (the “Company”) by Old Mutual plc (“OM plc”) to HNA Basic US (“HNA”), which we accredit to as the “HNA Minority Sale,” was consummated. The added tranche comprised a auction of 14.55% of the outstanding accustomed shares of the Aggregation at a bulk per allotment of $15.75. After giving aftereffect to the closing of the added tranche of the HNA Minority Sale, HNA beneficially owns 24.95% of the outstanding accustomed shares of the Aggregation and OM plc beneficially owns 5.51% of the outstanding accustomed shares of the Company. In affiliation with the closing of the added tranche of the HNA Minority Sale, OM plc and OM Accumulation (UK) Ltd. (“OMGUK”) assigned to HNA assertive of its assignable rights beneath the Actor Agreement, amid OM plc, OMGUK and the Company, anachronous September 29, 2014 (the “Shareholder Agreement”), including the adapted to baptize two admiral to the Company’s Board of Admiral (the “Board of Directors”).
Ingrid Johnson, a antecedent OM plc appointee to the Board of Directors, has accommodated from the Board of Directors, able as of November 10, 2017.
Pursuant to the Actor Agreement, HNA will abide to accept the adapted to accredit up to two admiral until it ceases to own at atomic 20% of the Company’s outstanding accustomed shares and the adapted to accredit one administrator if it owns amid 20% and 7% of the Company’s outstanding accustomed shares. As ahead reported, Dr. Guang Yang, CEO of HNA Basic International, aing the Board of Admiral on May 24, 2017.
On November 10, 2017, the Aggregation issued a columnist absolution announcement the closing of the added tranche of the HNA Minority Sale, a archetype of which is absorbed as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and congenital herein by reference.
Assignment of Assertive Rights beneath the Actor Agreement
In accession to allotment its adapted to baptize two admiral to the Board of Directors, OM plc and OMGUK accept assigned to HNA, able as of the closing of the added tranche of the HNA Minority Sale, (i) OM plc and OMGUK’s rights beneath the Allotment Rights Agreement, anachronous October 8, 2014, by and amid the Company, OM plc and OMGUK in account of the shares transferred and (ii) assertive rights that are assignable pursuant to Section 9.15 of the Actor Agreement, which include, after limitation, assertive rights to advice and anti-dilution protections. These rights do not accommodate the approval rights with account to assertive banking and cardinal decisions of the Aggregation ahead captivated by OM plc, which accept concluded at the closing of the added tranche of the HNA Minority Sale. For added advice on the Actor Agreement, accredit to the description included in the Company’s Definitive Proxy Statement filed with the Balance and Exchange Commission on April 3, 2017.
Risk Agency Update
The Aggregation has revised its accident agency acknowledgment apropos risks accompanying to its buying anatomy and advance in its accustomed shares to reflect the assertive changes acquired by the closing of the added tranche of the HNA Minority Sale, which resulted in the abortion of assertive babyminding and operations rights of OM plc and an access in buying by HNA.
Risks Accompanying to our Buying Structure
Our break from OM plc could accept a abrogating appulse on our bartering and authoritative relationships and an adverse aftereffect on our business and after-effects of operations.
The break from OM plc could abnormally appulse our relationships with assertive of our accepted or abeyant business ally and/or regulators as we will no best be beheld as a allotment of OM plc’s accumulation of companies. If we no best are advantaged to account from the accord with OM plc, we may not be able to access assertive casework at the aforementioned akin or access the aforementioned account through new, absolute relationships with third-party vendors. Likewise, we may not be able to alter the account and adjustment in a adapted address or on acceding and conditions, including cost, as favorable as those we ahead have
received as a accessory of OM plc. Some third parties may re-price, adapt or aish their bell-ringer relationships with us were we no best a majority-owned accessory of OM plc. Additionally, back we are no best included as allotment of OM plc’s accumulation for circumscribed administration by the Prudential Adjustment Authority, we will become accountable to adjustment by the Banking Conduct Authority, or FCA, as a aftereffect of our FCA adapted subsidiaries and we may become accountable to audible or added arduous requirements with account to, amid added things, advantage practices, accident advertisement and/or authoritative basic than those imposed in our accepted authoritative environment.
In addition, assertive of OM plc’s added affiliates accept accustomed advance advising and added investment-advisory accompanying relationships with our Affiliates pursuant to which our Affiliates access revenue. For the year concluded December 31, 2016, OM plc and its subsidiaries (other than the Aggregation and our Affiliates) contributed beneath than 1% of absolute gross administration fee revenue, including equity-accounted Affiliates.
The risks apropos to our break from OM plc could actualize or advance at any time and we cannot accurately adumbrate the appulse that our break from OM plc will accept on our business and the businesses of our Affiliates, administration partners, account providers, vendors and added business partners.
OM plc’s break from us could abnormally appulse our accord with our Affiliates and their clients.
On November 10, 2017, OM plc awash an added 14.55% of our outstanding accustomed shares to HNA Basic US, or HNA, in footfall two of a two-step transaction, or the HNA Minority Sale, consistent in HNA owning 24.95% of our accustomed shares and OM plc owning 5.51% of our accustomed shares. Our Affiliates are (or accept subsidiaries who are) U.S. registered advance advisers. Assertive of our Affiliates accommodate advance advising casework to advance companies registered beneath the Advance Aggregation Act pursuant to the acceding of an advance advising acceding amid the Associate and the applicative U.S. registered advance company. Assertive of our Affiliates accept been retained by U.S. registered advance admiral to assertive U.S. registered advance companies to accommodate advance subadvisory casework to U.S. registered advance companies pursuant to the acceding of an advance subadvisory acceding amid the Associate and the accordant U.S. registered advance adviser. Each of these advance advising and subadvisory agreements provides for its automated abortion in the accident of its “assignment,” as authentic in the Advance Aggregation Act. The advance advising agreements amid our Affiliates, (or their subsidiaries) and their non-registered advance aggregation audience accommodate that there can be no “assignment,” as authentic beneath the Admiral Act, of those agreements after the accord of the client. An appointment is about authentic to accommodate absolute assignments as able-bodied as assignments that may be accounted to occur, beneath assertive circumstances, aloft the absolute or aberrant alteration of a “controlling block” of the voting balance of the corresponding Affiliate.
If (i) the HNA Minority Sale, the added sales of accustomed shares by OM plc, any added purchases of our accustomed shares by HNA or any approaching accretion of a block of our voting balance by a third party, alone or together, were accounted an “assignment” of the basal advance advising and subadvisory agreements amid our Affiliates (or their subsidiaries) and their audience beneath the Admiral Act and Advance Aggregation Act and (ii) non-registered advance aggregation audience do not accord to the appointment and/or registered advance aggregation audience do not access into new advising agreements, our after-effects of operations could be materially and abnormally affected. In addition, accepted clients, -to-be audience and consultants may be afraid to accomplish to accomplish new or added investments with our Affiliates, or advance in funds sponsored or sub-advised by our Affiliates, for some aeon of time afterward the HNA Minority Auction or added sale, which may abnormally affect our after-effects of operations.
HNA has allusive adeptness to access our business.
HNA beneficially owns 24.95% of our outstanding accustomed shares. Additionally, HNA has the adapted to accredit two admiral to our Board of Admiral pursuant to the rights of HNA beneath the actor acceding with HNA that were assigned to HNA by OM plc, or the Actor Agreement. This absorption of buying may accept the aftereffect of dabbling or preventing a change in ascendancy of us or black others from authoritative breakable offers for our accustomed shares. It additionally may accomplish it difficult for added shareholders to alter administration and may abnormally appulse the trading bulk of our accustomed shares because investors generally apperceive disadvantages in owning accustomed shares in companies with cogent shareholders. HNA will abide to accept the adapted to accredit two admiral so continued as it holds at atomic 20% of our outstanding accustomed shares and will accept the adapted to accredit one administrator so continued as it holds 7% of our outstanding accustomed shares.
Our adeptness to pay approved assets to our shareholders is accountable to the acumen of our Board of Admiral and may be bound by our captivation aggregation anatomy and applicative accoutrement of the laws of England and Wales.
We ambition a allotment payout in the ambit of 25% of ENI, accountable to advancement a acceptable anniversary allotment per share. Any acknowledgment of assets will be at the acumen of our Board of Directors, and will depend on our banking condition,
earnings, banknote needs, authoritative constraints, basic requirements and any added factors that our Board of Admiral deems accordant in authoritative such a determination. Beneath English law, we may alone pay assets out of our accumulated, accomplished profits, so far as not ahead activated by administration or assets and provided that at the time of acquittal of the dividend, the bulk of our net assets is not beneath than the absolute of our called-up allotment basic and undistributable reserves. In addition, as a captivation company, we will be abased aloft the adeptness of our Affiliates to accomplish balance and banknote flows and administer them to us so that we may pay assets to our shareholders. The adeptness of our Affiliates to administer banknote to OMUS will be accountable to their operating results, banknote requirements and banking condition, the applicative accoutrement of administering law which may absolute the bulk of funds accessible for distribution, their acquiescence with covenants and banking ratios accompanying to absolute or approaching indebtedness, and their added agreements with third parties. As a aftereffect of these assorted limitations and restrictions, we may not be able to make, or may accept to abate or eliminate, the acquittal of assets on our accustomed shares.
Risks Accompanying to Investing in our Accustomed Shares
Our efforts to accession basic could be dilutive to our accustomed shareholders and could account our allotment bulk to decline.
If we accession added funds by arising added accustomed shares, concoction to our shareholders could result. If we accession added funds by arising added debt securities, these added debt balance may accept rights, preferences and privileges chief to those of holders of our accustomed shares, and the acceding of the added debt balance issued could appoint cogent restrictions on our operations. A abortion to access able funds may affect our adeptness to accomplish acquisitions of new affiliates or to berry new articles of absolute Affiliates, and may accept a absolute adverse aftereffect on our business and banking condition.
Regulatory analysis of the HNA Minority Auction could appulse our accord with HNA and could abnormally affect our allotment price.
In affiliation with the closing of the HNA Minority Sale, HNA will access an aberrant absorption in an operating accessory of Heitman LLC domiciled in Germany. As a result, the BaFin Federal Banking Supervisory Ascendancy in Germany, or BaFin, may analysis the HNA Minority Sale. However, in August 2017, the Aggregation accomplished a non-binding appellation area with an article endemic by chief professionals of Heitman LLC to advertise OMAM’s absorption in Heitman for $110 actor with an accepted closing date about year-end, or the Heitman Sale. The Aggregation has been a that as a aftereffect of the Heitman Sale, the BaFin is not accepted to analysis the HNA Minority Sale. However, in the accident the Heitman Auction does not ultimately close, the BaFin may analysis the HNA Minority Sale. In the accident the Bafin puts any restrictions on HNA’s aberrant accretion of an absorption in Heitman’s German domiciled accessory or contrarily affects Heitman’s business, it could abnormally appulse the Aggregation and its accord with a cogent shareholder.
In addition, the Committee on Foreign Advance in the United States has the ascendancy to analysis the HNA Minority Auction if it is accounted a “covered transaction” beneath Section 721 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended, and all rules and regulations thereunder, or DPA. In the accident that CFIUS reviews the HNA Minority Auction and at or above-mentioned to the achievement of CFIUS review, CFIUS imposes any altitude or restrictions that absolute or bind HNA’s captivation in our business, this could abnormally appulse the Aggregation and its accord with a cogent shareholder. Moreover, if HNA sells, or there is a acumen that it ability advertise a abundant bulk of our accustomed shares in the accessible market, whether voluntarily or due to authoritative restrictions imposed by CFIUS or otherwise, the trading bulk of our accustomed shares could decline.
Future sales of our accustomed shares by us, HNA or added shareholders could account our allotment bulk to decline.
If we, HNA or added shareholders sell, or announce an ambition to sell, or there is a acumen that they ability advertise abundant amounts of our accustomed shares in the accessible market, the trading bulk of our accustomed shares could abatement beneath the accepted trading level.
Sales by HNA or added shareholders or the achievability that these sales may action additionally may accomplish it added difficult for us to accession added basic by affairs disinterestedness balance in the future, at a time and bulk that we account appropriate.
Pursuant to a allotment rights acceding with HNA, we agreed to use our reasonable best efforts to book allotment statements and announcement supplements from time to time for the auction of accustomed shares captivated by HNA now or in the future. In addition, HNA has a us that it has apprenticed assertive of our accustomed shares as accessory in affiliation with a allowance loan. We are not a affair to the allowance accommodation documents; however, a foreclosure on the apprenticed shares could materially and abnormally affect the bulk of our accustomed shares. In addition, the apprenticed accustomed shares and allowance accommodation could present an absolute or perceived battle of absorption with account to any agent or associate of HNA who may serve as a administrator on our Board of Directors.
We cannot adumbrate the admeasurement of approaching issuances of our accustomed shares or the effect, if any, that approaching issuances and sales of our accustomed shares may accept on the bazaar bulk of our accustomed shares. Sales or distributions of abundant amounts of our accustomed shares, including shares issued in affiliation with an acquisition, or the acumen that such sales or distributions could occur, may account the bazaar bulk of our accustomed shares to decline.
As a accessible aggregation whose accustomed shares are about traded in the U.S., our administration devotes abundant time to acquiescence with our accessible aggregation acknowledged and advertisement obligations.
We are accountable to the advertisement requirements of the Balance Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act, and are appropriate to apparatus specific accumulated babyminding practices and attach to a array of advertisement requirements beneath the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, or Sarbanes-Oxley, and the accompanying rules and regulations of the SEC, as able-bodied as the rules of the NYSE. The Exchange Act requires us to book annual, anniversary and accepted letters with account to our business and banking condition. Our administration and added cadre allot abundant time to acquiescence with our accessible aggregation obligations. Moreover, these rules and regulations access our acknowledged and banking acquiescence costs and accomplish some activities added time-consuming and costly.
In addition, Sarbanes-Oxley requires, amid added things, that we advance able centralized ascendancy over banking advertisement and acknowledgment controls and procedures. In particular, basic with our Anniversary Address on Anatomy 10-K for budgetary year 2015, we accept performed arrangement and action evaluations and we accept activated our centralized ascendancy over banking advertisement to acquiesce administration to address on the capability of our centralized ascendancy over banking reporting, as appropriate by Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley, and access an accountant accession as to the capability of our centralized controls.
Testing may acknowledge deficiencies in our centralized ascendancy over banking advertisement that are accounted to be absolute weaknesses. Our acquiescence with Section 404 has appropriate that we acquire added accounting amount and expend added administration time on compliance-related issues. Moreover, if at any time we are not able to accede with the requirements of Section 404 in a adapted manner, or if we analyze deficiencies in our centralized ascendancy over banking advertisement that are accounted to be absolute weaknesses, the bazaar bulk of our accustomed shares could decline, and we could be accountable to sanctions or investigations by the NYSE, the SEC or added authoritative authorities, which would crave added banking and administration resources.
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