Update on Funding Circle’s next stage of growth

This is an advertisement and not a prospectus. Potential investors should not apply for or buy any shares in Funding Circle Holdings Limited (to be renamed Funding Circle Holdings plc) (the “Company”) except on the basis of information contained in a prospectus that may be published by the Company and which, if published, will be made available at corporate.fundingcircle.com.

 

Important Funding Circle update

 

Since Funding Circle launched 8 years ago, investors on our platform have lent more than £5 billion to over 50,000 businesses globally, earning attractive returns whilst supporting economic growth and job creation across the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands.

Today we have announced the next stage of our growth and we’re delighted to confirm that we are considering proceeding with an initial public offering (IPO). This means Funding Circle’s ownership structure would change from a private company to a publicly listed company.

What this means for you

Should we decide to proceed with an IPO, there will be no impact on your existing relationship with Funding Circle. Additionally, we anticipate that you will have the opportunity to apply to participate in the IPO and become a shareholder in Funding Circle via an intermediaries offer.

Further information on this possible offer and the potential intermediaries involved will be available in due course. We anticipate any potential intermediaries offer to open in the coming weeks if the IPO proceeds. Once open there will only be a limited time in which to apply. Before making any investment decision you should speak with your own stockbroker or financial advisor.

We believe these developments highlight an exciting future for Funding Circle. Thank you for your continued support and if you have any questions about your experience at Funding Circle, please get in touch.

The Funding Circle team

This advertisement is issued by and is the sole responsibility of Funding Circle Holdings Limited (shortly to be renamed Funding Circle Holdings plc) (“Funding Circle”) and has been approved solely for the purposes of Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 by Numis Securities Limited (“Numis”), whose registered address is at The London Stock Exchange Building, 10 Paternoster Square, London EC4M 7LT, and who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Numis is acting exclusively for Funding Circle and no-one else in relation to or in connection with the possible offer of the shares in Funding Circle and will not be responsible to anyone other than Funding Circle for providing protections afforded to clients of Numis and is not providing, and will not provide, advice in relation to the possible offer or any matter referred to in this advertisement. This advertisement does not constitute an offer or recommendation concerning the shares referred to in this advertisement or advice about purchasing shares in the Company and is not a substitute for independent advice about legal, financial, investment or tax matters.

 

Before purchasing any shares, you should make sure that you fully understand and accept the risks which will be set out in any prospectus which may be published by the Company at the time of any share offer and made available at corporate.fundingcircle.com. If you have any concerns about the suitability of shares in the Company, you should consult an independent financial advisor.
 
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