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Flutter Entertainment PLC

19 July 2021

19 July 2021

Flutter Entertainment plc ("Flutter")

Debt re-financing update

Flutter is pleased to announce that it has completed a debt re-financing transaction that will reduce its effective cost of debt and provide it with additional liquidity, enhancing the financial flexibility of the Group.

The key components of the transaction are as follows:

   --    A repricing and upsizing of the Group's existing Term Loan B facility by $1.5bn (GBP1.1bn). 

-- The c.$3bn USD component of the facility priced at LIBOR +225 bps, 0% floor, with an up-front fee to lenders of 25 bps.

-- The c.EUR500m Euro component of the facility priced at EURIBOR +250 bps, 0% floor, with an up-front fee to lenders of 50 bps.

   --    An imminent repayment of $1bn of 7% Senior Unsecured Notes on 21(st) July. 
   --    A net increase in available liquidity of circa GBP250m for general corporate purposes. 

The resultant pricing equates to 125 bps below existing margins across both USD and EUR components. The Group received strong support for the transaction with a material number of new lenders supporting over 25% of the order book.

As a result of the transaction, we estimate that the Group's weighted average cash cost of debt will fall from 4.2% (at 31 December 2020) to approximately 2.5%. Based on the Group's debt position at the end of 2020, this will equate to annualised interest savings of approximately GBP50m per annum.


 Investor Relations: 
 David Jennings, Group Director of Investor 
  Relations & FP&A                             + 353 87 951 3560 
 Ciara O'Mullane, Investor Relations           + 353 87 947 7862 
 Liam Kealy, Investor Relations                + 353 87 665 2014 
 Fi Thorne, Corporate Affairs                  + 44 75 2111 4787 
  Lindsay Dunford, Corporate Affairs            + 44 79 3197 2959 
 Billy Murphy, Drury Communications            + 353 1 260 5000 
 James Murgatroyd, Finsbury                    + 44 20 7251 3801 

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