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2017 Retail Charity Bond

Golden Lane Housing: early closure of offer period

The information contained herein may only be released, published or distributed in the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man, Jersey and the Bailiwick of Guernsey in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements. The information contained herein is not for release, publication or distribution in or into the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa, the Republic of Ireland or in any other jurisdiction where it is unlawful to distribute this document. The bonds referred to below may only be sold in Jersey in compliance with the provisions of the Control of Borrowing (Jersey) Order 1958 and the Financial Services (Jersey) Law 1998, as amended.



Retail Charity Bonds PLC announces that the Offer Period for the Golden Lane Housing Retail Charity Bond (the “Bonds”) will close at 4pm (London time) on 3 November 2017 (the “End of Offer Date”), such time and date being earlier than the originally scheduled end to the Offer Period which was 12 noon (London time) on 15 November 2017.

Retail Charity Bonds PLC will release an announcement constituting the Issue Size Announcement as referred to in the Prospectus dated 1 November 2017 at a time and date shortly after the End of Offer Date.

Defined terms used herein shall have the meanings attributed to them in the Prospectus dated 1 November 2017 in relation to the Bonds.


For enquiries, please contact:

Golden Lane Housing
Alastair Graham
Tel: 0300 003 7007

FTI Consulting
Dido Laurimore
Ellie Sweeney
Phillippa Cantrill
Cat Stirling
Tel: 020 3727 1000

Peel Hunt LLP
Henrietta Podd
Tel: +44 (0)20 3597 8676

Retail Charity Bonds PLC/Allia
Phil Caroe
Tel: +44 (0)1223 781303

About Golden Lane Housing

Golden Lane Housing Ltd is a charitable company limited by guarantee incorporated in England and Wales. The Charity is registered with the Charity Commission and is a Registered Provider of social housing with the Homes and Communities Agency.

The sole member and parent of the Charity is Mencap, a private company limited by guarantee, incorporated in England and Wales and a registered charity with the Charity Commission.

The Charity was established by Mencap in 1998 to provide quality homes to people with learning disabilities in the UK.

One of the biggest challenges facing people with a learning disability in the UK is lack of access to suitable supported accommodation. Due to the chronic housing shortage in the UK, a significant number of people with a learning disability live in unsuitable residential institutions or with elderly parents and carers, and as a result face an uncertain future. Local authority accommodation is in short supply, and with limited choice available, individuals often have to move into accommodation far away from friends and family. The Charity aims to provide people with a learning disability with the opportunity to live in the right house, in the right place, with the right support, so that they can prosper, develop their independence and skills and contribute to their communities.

Underpinning the Charity’s principal activities are the four core objectives (CORE) which the Charity aims to achieve for all of its tenants:

(a) Choice – to live where and with whom they want.
(b) Opportunity – to build new lives from the secure base that a home provided by the Charity affords.
(c) Respect – to receive and earn respect from the local community.
(d) Empowerment – to make real decisions about their own future.

About Retail Charity Bonds and Allia

Retail Charity Bonds is a platform that issues retail eligible bonds for UK charities. It was created by Allia, a social investment specialist that has been creating bonds for social benefit since its launch in 1999.

The Issuer, Retail Charity Bonds PLC, is a public limited company; it was established as a special purpose issuing vehicle but is not itself a charity. It is governed by an independent and experienced board of directors from the financial and charity sectors who are acting on a pro-bono basis. The administration of the Issuer and the origination of charitable borrowers is carried out by Allia Impact Finance Ltd, a subsidiary of Allia Ltd.

For more information please see

About Peel Hunt

Peel Hunt is an independent corporate broking/advisory house that has highly rated, sector-aligned Research, Sales and Corporate teams, with a current retained corporate client list of over 125 listed companies and a trading platform that makes markets in c.3,500 equity and fixed income products.

Peel Hunt ranked 1st in the 2017 Thomson Reuters Extel Survey of UK Small & Mid Cap Brokerage Firms with UK institutions, Wealth Managers and Continental European Institutions, being named top research house in its category, after achieving more first or second ranked sector teams than any other broker.

Peel Hunt’s Debt Capital Markets is part of a collaboration with debt advisory, risk and hedging specialists JC Rathbone Associates.

For more information please see

About the Bonds

• The Bonds may not be suitable for all investors. Investors should ensure they fully understand the risks and seek independent financial advice.
• Investors should note that the market price of the Bonds can rise and fall during the life of the investment and the price of the Bonds could fall below the issue price of £100.
• In the event that Retail Charity Bonds PLC or Golden Lane Housing Ltd becomes insolvent or goes out of business, investors may lose some or all of their investment.

This announcement is an advertisement and is not a prospectus for the purposes of EU Directive 2003/71/EC, as amended, and/or Part VI of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (the “FSMA”). A prospectus dated 1 November 2017 (the “Prospectus”) has been prepared and made available to the public as required by Part VI of the FSMA. Investors should not subscribe for any bonds referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information in the Prospectus. Full information on Retail Charity Bonds PLC and the offer of the bonds is only available on the basis of the combination of the Prospectus and this announcement which have been published by Retail Charity Bonds PLC on the Regulatory News Service operated by the London Stock Exchange.

The restriction on financial promotions contained in section 21(1) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 does not apply to this announcement by virtue of article 70(1A) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended.

The offering and the distribution of this announcement and other information in connection with the offer in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law and persons into whose possession any document or other information referred to herein comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restriction. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

This announcement does not constitute or form part of any offer or invitation to sell, or any solicitation of any offer to purchase any Bonds. Any purchase of Bonds pursuant to the offer should only be made on the basis of the information contained in the prospectus dated 1 November 2017 (the “Prospectus“. The Prospectus is available on the website of Retail Charity Bonds PLC and Golden Lane Housing Ltd, as above, and the website of the London Stock Exchange plc (

The Bonds have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 (as amended) (the “Securities Act“) and, subject to certain exceptions, may not be offered or sold within the United States or to United States persons. The Bonds are being offered and sold outside of the United States in reliance on Regulation S of the Securities Act.



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