SPYKER CARS ANNOUNCES INNOVATIVE VENATOR BOND

Dutch supercar maker introduces first-of-its-kind investment opportunity to support launch of its acclaimed Spyker B6 Venator.

Zeewolde, Netherlands | March 01, 2014
 
Summary
Spyker N.V. ("Spyker") today announced an innovative corporate financing initiative to support the introduction and production of its Spyker B6 Venator, Spyker's compact, 2-door mid-engine sports car unveiled a year ago at the 2013 International Geneva Motor Show, and the Spyker B6 Venator Spyder, launched at Pebble Beach, California, in August 2013.
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The Dutch supercar company has created the Spyker Venator Bond, providing an unprecedented opportunity for discerning investors. The Spyker Venator Bond will offer individual investors three redemption options, including rolling up to one of the first produced Spyker B6 Venators. Never before has an automaker offered an investment bond of this nature.

Spyker is making 100 Spyker Venator Bonds available, at the per-bond subscription of £100,000 (and Euro/US$ equivalent). Each Spyker Venator Bond will be issued with a unique Spyker B6 Venator chassis number, ensuring the bond holder a first-edition car featuring a special exterior / interior colour scheme and badging. Together with a second bond on offer, the Spyker Bond, Spyker intends to raise up to £20 million (circa Euro 25 million) in capital to fund production expansion primarily to meet the unexpectedly high demand for the new Spyker B6 Venator.

The Spyker Venator Bond and Spyker Bond are marketed and distributed by Central Markets Investment Management Limited, part of the Central Markets Group. Central Markets are a London-based financial services provider with a range of services for high net worth individuals and corporations. From capital raising, investments in alternatives, brokerage and foreign exchange, Central Market aim to offer a discreet selection of services to enable clients to achieve their financial ambitions. Commenting on the Spyker Venator and Spyker Bonds, Peter Shepherd, MD states "When we looked at what Spyker wanted to achieve with their capital raising and what they had on offer, we saw a very unique opportunity to create something out of the ordinary from the typical corporate bond offering. To invest in a growth story, while having the option to be rewarded with a top end sports car, has huge appeal, and one that we believe our investors will jump at."

The administrator for the bond is Best International Group, a leading corporate finance firm specialising in the development and administration of corporate bonds. “We are delighted to be working with such an iconic brand,” said Best International Group’s Jeff Hankin. “The Spyker Venator Bond will be a real departure from the standard corporate bond instrument, allowing subscribers to opt to take their returns in either spending power or horsepower. We anticipate a great deal of interest.”

The Spyker B6 Venator is designed for discerning drivers, by a discerning driver: Victor R. Muller, Chief Executive Officer of Spyker. "I wanted to give like-minded drivers who demand the highest standards a new choice, one that delivers a rare combination of heritage, design, performance and exclusivity. That describes the Spyker B6 Venator perfectly. Now with the Spyker Venator Bond, like-minded investors can take part in a first-of-its-kind financial opportunity designed for them in the uniquely Spyker vein."

The Spyker B6 Venator makes a defiantly contemporary statement whilst paying homage to its past, making it instantly recognizable as a Spyker. Highly detailed design, bespoke materials and aviation-inspired elements are a core part of the Spyker DNA. With the announcement of the Spyker Venator Bond, the company once again proves its Latin axiom: "Nulla tenaci invia est via" – "For the tenacious no road is impassable."

The Spyker B6 Venator Concept will begin production this year for key markets including Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and India, followed by the US in 2015.

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