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ARBK Argo Blockchain

Filed: 8 Nov 21, 9:29am
 
UNITED STATES
 
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
 
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
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FORM 6-K
 
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REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
 
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16
 
UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the month of November, 2021
 
Commission File Number: 333-258926
 
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Argo Blockchain plc
 
(Translation of registrant’s name into English)
 
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9th Floor
 
16 Great Queen Street
 
London WC2B 5DG
 
England
 
(Address of principal executive office)
 
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.
 
Form 20-F        Form 40-F
 
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1):
 
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7):
 
 
 
 
EXHIBIT INDEX
 
Exhibit No.
           1
Description
Proposed Public Offering dated 08 November 2021
 
 

 
Press release

 
8 November 2021
 
Argo Blockchain PLC
 
("Argo" or "the Company")
 
 
 
Argo Announces Proposed Public Offering of 8.75% Senior Notes Due 2026
 
Argo Blockchain, a global leader in cryptocurrency mining (LSE: ARB; NASDAQ: ARBK), announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form F-1 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") relating to its proposed public offering (the "Offering") of  8.75% Senior Notes due 2026 (the "Notes"). Argo plans to offer the Notes in minimum denominations of $25.00 and integral multiples of $25.00 in excess thereof.  The Company intends to use the net proceeds from this Offering for general corporate purposes, the construction of, and purchase of mining machines for, its Texas cryptocurrency mining facility and potentially acquisitions of, or investments in, complementary businesses in the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology industries.
 
In connection with the Offering, Argo has applied to list the Notes on the Nasdaq Global Select Market ("Nasdaq") under the symbol "ARBKL." If approved for listing, trading on Nasdaq is expected to commence within 30 business days after the Notes are first issued.     
 
The Company and this issuance of Notes received a "B" rating from Egan-Jones Ratings Company, an independent, unaffiliated rating agency.   
 
B. Riley Securities, Inc., D.A. Davidson & Co., Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. and William Blair & Co., L.L.C. will act as joint book-running managers for the Offering. EF Hutton, division of Benchmark Investments, LLC will act as lead manager for the Offering. Aegis Capital Corp., Alexander Capital L.P., Colliers Securities LLC, Northland Securities, Inc., Revere Securities LLC, Wedbush Securities Inc. and B.C. Ziegler & Company will act as co-managers for the Offering. 
 
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The Notes may only be offered and sold under the Company's registration statement on Form F-1, which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") but has not yet become effective. The Notes may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. A copy of the registration statement is available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. When available, copies of the preliminary prospectus related to the Offering may be obtained from the offices of B. Riley Securities, Inc. at 1300 North 17th Street, Suite 1400, Arlington, VA 22209, by calling (703) 312‐9580 or by emailing prospectuses@brileyfin.com.
 
This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Regulation 11 of the Market Abuse (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019/310.
 
For further information please contact:
 
Argo Blockchain
 
 
Peter Wall
 
Chief Executive
 
via Tancredi +44 203 434 2334
 
finnCap Ltd
 
 
Corporate Finance
 
+44 207 220 0500
 
Jonny Franklin-Adams
 
 
Tim Harper
 
 
 
Joint Corporate Broker
 
 
Sunila de Silva
 
 
Tennyson Securities
 
 
Joint Corporate Broker
 
+44 207 186 9030
 
Peter Krens
 
 
OTC Markets
 
 
Jonathan Dickson
 
+44 204 526 4581
 
jonathan@otcmarkets.com
 
+44 7731 815 896
 
Tancredi Intelligent Communication
 
UK & Europe Media Relations
 
 
Emma Valgimigli
 
+44 7727 180 873
 
Emma Hodges
 
+44 7861 995 628
 
Salamander Davoudi
 
+44 7957 549 906
 
argoblock@tancredigroup.com
 
 
 
 
CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
 
Certain statements contained in this news release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements regarding the proposed Offering and use of proceeds thereof. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as "may," "expect," "estimate," "project," "plan," "believe," "intend," "achievable," "anticipate," "will," "continue," "potential," "should," "could," and similar terms and phrases. These statements are based on certain assumptions made by the Company based on management's experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, anticipated future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements, including the uncertainties related to market conditions and the completion of the public offering on the anticipated terms or at all as well as the ability and extent to which the Company can acquire mining machines on acceptable terms, the Company's build out of its Texas cryptocurrency mining facility or the Company's ability to identify acquisition and investment targets. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.
 
About Argo:
 
Argo Blockchain plc is a global leader in cryptocurrency mining with one of the largest and most efficient operations powered by clean energy. The Company is headquartered in London, UK and its shares are listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange under the ticker: ARB and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market in the United States under the ticker: ARBK.
 
 
 
 
 
SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
 
Date: 08 November, 2021
ARGO BLOCKCHAIN PLC
 
 
By:
Name: Peter Wall
Title: Chief Executive Officer
 
Name: Davis Zaffe
Title: General Counsel