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SET News :SET welcomes "Rich Sport" on November 10
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                                                                                   SET News 
98/2017
                                                                  November 9, 
2017

SET welcomes "Rich Sport" on November 10

Bangkok, November 9, 2017 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) will list Rich 
Sport pcl, Thailand's exclusive distributor of footwear and apparel products
under the brands Converse and Pony, on November 10, under the ticker symbol
"RSP". The company has a market capitalization at its initial public offering
(IPO) of THB 4.47 billion (approx. USD 131.35 million).

SET Senior Executive Vice President Santi Kiranand said that RSP would list and 
start trading on the Services industry group, Commerce sector. RSP is the sole
distributor of leading international footwear and non-footwear brands in
Thailand including Converse and Pony. The company has been granted the exclusive
rights by Converse Inc. to market and sell Converse products, the US brand with
a 100-year history, in Thailand and Cambodia through both wholesalers and
retailers. At present, the company has 41 mono brand stores and 114 sales
counters in department stores. Moreover, the company has been granted the
exclusive right by the Hong Kong-based Pony International Limited to design,
manufacture and market Pony products in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos.

RSP has a paid-up registered capital of THB 770 million, consisting of 570 
million existing common shares and 200 million newly issued shares, with a par
value of THB 1 each. It offered 195 million newly issued shares to general
public via IPO and 5 million shares to directors, executives and employees at
THB 5.80 each, for a total of THB 1.16 billion, during November 3 and 6-7.
Finansia Syrus Securities pcl is its financial advisor and lead underwriter,
while seven securities companies - Globlex Securities Co., Ltd., KGI Securities
(Thailand) pcl, Trinity Securities Co., Ltd., Capital Nomura Securities pcl, UOB
Kayhian Securities (Thailand) pcl, RHB Securties (Thailand) pcl and Asia Plus
Securities Co., Ltd. are co-underwriters.

RSP Chief Executive Officer Papitch Wongpaitoonpiya said that the fund raised 
would be used to open up new stores and renovate the existing ones, and as
working capital to beef up its competitiveness while capitalizing on business
opportunities. In addition, becoming the SET-listed company will enhance the
firm's image in perspective of its trading partners that are the world's leading
fashion brands. RSP aims at being a leading international fashion and lifestyle
company by distributing famous brands with a wide range of products which can
extensively serve customer demand, as well as professional business operation to
 sustain and grow along with the ever-changing fashion business.

RSP's three major shareholders after the IPO are Papitch Wongpaitoonpiya Group 
(74.03 percent), Thai Life Insurance pcl (0.55 percent) and Onuma Supornsirikul
(0.26 percent). The IPO price was set by a book building process, equivalent to
price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 17.08 times calculated by using the company's
net profit in the past four quarters (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017) divided by
770 million total registered capital representing earnings per share of THB
0.34.

RSP's dividend policy is to pay no less than 40 percent of net profit from the 
company's separate financial statement, after corporate income tax and legal
reserves. Dividend payment may differ from the policy, depending on earnings,
liquidity and operating cash flow demand, future business expansion plan and
economic circumstance.

For more information, please see the company's prospectus at the Securities and 
Exchange Commission's website at www.sec.or.th; and for general information,
please visit www.richsport.co.th, as well as www.set.or.th .



                                                                                

                     
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