Enersis Américas Announces Merger Closing and Name Change

Donnerstag, 01.12.2016 14:35 von PR Newswire

PR Newswire

SANTIAGO, Chile, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ENERSIS AMÉRICAS S.A. (NYSE: ENIA) (the "Company") today announced that the merger of Endesa Américas S.A. ("Endesa Américas") and Chilectra Américas S.A. ("Chilectra Américas") into the Company (the "Merger") closed today and in connection with the closing, the Company's name was changed to "Enel Américas S.A."

In connection with the Merger, the holders of Endesa Américas shares and American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") will receive 2.8 shares of the Company for each Endesa Américas share and 1.68 ADSs of the Company for each Endesa Américas ADS, respectively. The holders of Chilectra Américas will receive 4.0 shares of the Company for each Chilectra Américas share. The issuance of new shares and ADSs of the Company in exchange for the shares and ADSs of Endesa Américas and Chilectra Américas are subject to certain regulatory approvals in Chile.

Starting today, the rights of Endesa Américas and Chilectra Américas shareholders to receive Enersis Américas shares in the Merger will trade in Chile on the Santiago Stock Exchange until the necessary regulatory approvals are obtained.  Enersis Américas ADSs to be issued in connection with the Merger will trade on the New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE") on a "when issued" basis starting today, with the ticker ENIA WI, and continuing until Enersis Américas shares underlying the ADSs are issued in Chile following receipt of the necessary regulatory approvals in Chile. The Company will announce the date to be established for the exchange of shares and ADSs in the Merger once it has been determined. 

The Company's ticker symbols and CUSIP numbers relating to its securities listed on the NYSE set forth below are not changing, as of this time, in connection with the name change:

Security (Ticker Symbol)


American Depositary Shares (ENIA)


6.60% Notes due December 1, 2026 (ENIA26)


4.000% Notes due October 25, 2026 (ENIA26A)


Outstanding certificates representing these securities will not be affected by the name change and will not need to be exchanged.

The Merger and the name change were approved at an Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting of the Company held on September 28, 2016. All ADS trading, filings and market-related information will be reported under the new corporate name.

Contact Information

For further information, please contact us:

Pedro Cañamero

Investor Relations Director

(56-2) 2353 4682


Jorge Velis

Head of Investor Relations

(56-2) 2353 4552


Itziar Letzkus

Investor Relations Associate

(56-2) 2353 4681


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SOURCE Enersis Americas S.A.