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Published at:  07.10.2021 16:01
Published document ID: INI-643/21

MERCATOR, d.d., Ljubljana

Mercator Group has concluded additional security for the loan from Fortenova and for the Fortenova Tranche C Notes

Pursuant to the Rules and Regulations of the Ljubljana Stock Exchange, d.d, and the applicable legislation, the company Poslovni sistem Mercator, d.d., hereby announces the following:

Poslovni sistem Mercator d.d. (“Mercator”) has already informed the public on 16 April 2021, 23 April 2021 and 19 May 2021 that Fortenova grupa d.d. (“Fortenova”) has provided Mercator and other companies in the Mercator Group with a loan to refinance the debt of the Mercator Group in the amount of up to EUR 480 million (the “Loan”), financed by Fortenova by issuing notes in the nominal amount of EUR 385 million (the “Tranche C Notes”). The Tranche C Notes were issued on the basis of the Subscription Agreement, to which Mercator and certain companies in the Mercator Group acceded on 19 May 2021.

On 7 October 2021, Mercator pledged for the benefit of Fortenova all its shares in the company MERCATOR-EMBA, proizvodnja hrane, d.d. and assigned to Fortenova by way of fiduciary assignment its current and future bank account receivables to secure the Loan. Furthermore, on the same day and as security for the Loan, Mercator IP, invalidsko podjetje, d.o.o, M - ENERGIJA, energetska družba, d.o.o., MERCATOR-EMBA, proizvodnja hrane, d.d. assigned to Fortenova by way of fiduciary assignment their current and future bank account receivables.

Since the transfer of the majority share of Mercator shares to Fortenova on 23 April 2021, Mercator and Fortenova are related parties within the meaning of Article 281.b(2) ZGD-1. Mercator had obtained consent of the Supervisory Board in accordance with Articles 281.c and 281.č ZGD-1, for the abovementioned transactions. This notice constitutes a public announcement of transactions with related parties in accordance with Article 281.d ZGD-1.

As of 7 October 2021, this announcement will also be published on the company's website at www.mercatorgroup.si where it shall remain for a period of at least 5 years.

Poslovni sistem Mercator d.d.
Management Board
Date: 08.10.2021