Ardagh Group S.A. declares dividend

The dividend is payable on January 7, 2022, to shareholders of record on December 27, 2021

Ardagh Group S.A. announced that its board of directors has declared a cash dividend of USD 3.52 per common share, payable on January 7, 2022, to shareholders of record on December 27, 2021.

Taken together with the USD 1.25 per share special dividend paid on October 12, 2021, Ardagh Group S.A. will have returned USD 1.04 billion of proceeds to shareholders arising from the Ardagh Metal Packaging S.A. transaction. No further returns of capital from this transaction are planned.

ARD Finance S.A. issued a tender offer to use approximately USD 485,242,536.11 (equivalent) towards the repurchase of its outstanding USD 1,130 million 6.500 percent/7.250 percent senior secured toggle notes due 2027 and  EUR 1,000 million 5.000 percent/5.750 percent senior secured toggle notes due 2027 (the “Notes”) at a repurchase price of 104 percent of the principal amount of the Notes tendered, plus accrued and unpaid interest.