Registration Statement filed for proposed IPO

Ardagh has announced that its subsidiary, Ardagh Finance Holdings S.A., has filed a registration statement on Form F-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) relating to the proposed initial public offering of its Class A common shares. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. Ardagh plans to apply to have the Class A common shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “ARD.”

Ardagh is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for most of the world’s leading food, beverage and consumer brands. It operates in 22 countries, employing approximately 23,500 people and has global sales exceeding €7.8 billion.
Citigroup is acting as lead book-running manager for the proposed offering. The proposed offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the preliminary prospectus related to the proposed initial public offering may be obtained, when available, from: Citigroup c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by calling toll-free at 800-831-9146.
A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. A copy of the registration statement can be accessed through the SEC’s website. These securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy, be accepted prior to the time that the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.