OFFICIAL CLUB BOND
Invest in the QPR Bond

Invest in the QPR Bond

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£6,800,000
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8% interest per annum
5% cash and 3% club credit (redeemable on home matchday tickets and in the club shop)
25% cash bonus
If QPR is promoted to the Premier League during the bond term
ISA eligible
Qualifies for tax-free investment in an Innovative Finance ISA
5 Years
Initial fixed-term

The history of Queens Park Rangers FC dates back to the 19th century. The Club has given its community of supporters many memorable moments, and has been home to many households names such Stan Bowles, David Seaman, Ray Wilkins and Les Ferdinand.

It is an exciting time for Queens Park Rangers Football Club. Following a number of seasons in which the Club faced challenges off the pitch and performances fell short of expectations, the Club's finishing position in the Championship has steadily improved and a strategy has been designed designed to deliver financial sustainability in the medium term. The Board is committed for the long-term and determined to put measures in place to turn the Club around and make it competitive again.

The new training ground project at Heston is designed to initiate and underpin a renewal of the footballing fundamentals at QPR, to enable the Club to compete more effectively on the pitch and to help attract and develop the best talent to the Club. Once established, it will provide state-of-the-art facilities for QPR players of all levels.

 

It is mission-critical for QPR to invest into the development of the new training ground for the use of first team and youth academy players on a single site.

While the Board has invested heavily in the project, providing the majority of the funds required to develop the training ground, the QPR Bond provides supporters and other investors with the opportunity to invest in the Club’s future alongside the shareholders.

This is a modern, flexible and innovative solution for financing part of the total development costs of the new training ground which is designed to offer a competitive return on investment while also enabling investors to demonstrate support for the development of QPR’s exciting future talent.

Together, we can create a brilliant future for QPR. This is your opportunity to help shape that future, be part of creating the new training ground and invest in the Club alongside the Shareholders at this exciting time in its development.

Bondholder Privileges

Investors in the QPR Bond will be entitled to a range of Bondholder Privileges depending on the level of their investment.

The names of all Bondholders will be included on the Founders Wall at the new training ground.

Note: Experiences are one-off (not annual) privileges to be redeemed within the 5-year fixed term of the bond

Bondholder privileges

  • Gold lapel pin & name on Gold tier of Founders Wall
  • Attend a training day at the new training ground, with a tour of facilities (from Summer 2023)
  • VIP hospitality package for 2 for the match of your choice (subject to availability)
  • Attend grand opening ceremony of the new training ground with Board members and QPR dignitaries
  • VIP lunch and watch the match with the Chairman and CEO
  • Silver lapel pin & name on Silver tier of Founders Wall
  • Attend a training day at the new training ground, with a tour of facilities (from Summer 2023)
  • VIP hospitality package for 2 for the match of your choice (subject to availability)
  • Attend grand opening ceremony of the new training ground with Board members and QPR dignitaries
  • VIP lunch and watch the match with the Chairman and CEO
  • Bronze lapel pin & name on Bronze tier of Founders Wall
  • Attend a training day at the new training ground, with a tour of facilities (from Summer 2023)
  • VIP hospitality package for 2 for the match of your choice (subject to availability)
  • Attend grand opening ceremony of the new training ground with Board members and QPR dignitaries
  • VIP lunch and watch the match with the Chairman and CEO
  • Blue lapel pin
  • Attend a training day at the new training ground, with a tour of facilities (from Summer 2023)
  • VIP hospitality package for 2 for the match of your choice (subject to availability)
  • Attend grand opening ceremony of the new training ground with Board members and QPR dignitaries
  • VIP lunch and watch the match with the Chairman and CEO
  • Bondholder lapel pin
  • Attend a training day at the new training ground, with a tour of facilities (from Summer 2023)
  • VIP hospitality package for 2 for the match of your choice (subject to availability)
  • Attend grand opening ceremony of the new training ground with Board members and QPR dignitaries
  • VIP lunch and watch the match with the Chairman and CEO

Key People

Amit Bhatia

Chairman

Amit Bhatia

Chairman

Amit Bhatia was born in London and educated in Delhi and London before studying Economics & Management at Cornell University in New York. He began his career in New York at Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley before moving to Credit Suisse First Boston in London. In 2004 he founded Swordfish Investments, a private equity/venture fund, and Swordfish Capital Management, an investment management company. In 2013, he was appointed Executive Chairman of Hope Construction Materials, then the UK’s largest independent building materials business before selling it to Breedon PLC where he now serves as Deputy Chairman of the board. He serves on the Advisory Board of Metro Bank in the UK, and on the Board for Internationalization of Cornell University, his alma mater. Mr Bhatia has been involved with QPR since he joined the Board in 2007, being appointed Chairman in August 2018.

Tony Fernandes

Joint Vice-Chairman

Tony Fernandes

Joint Vice-Chairman

Anthony Fernandes was educated at The Alice Smith School in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and then Epsom College before graduating from the London School of Economics. He started his career at Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Communications before joining Warner Music International in London. He then moved back to Malaysia, eventually becoming Vice President ASEAN and Warner Music South East Asia, before leaving in 2001 to purchase AirAsia. In 2007, Fernandes started a hotel chain, Tune Hotels, which has properties in Britain, Australia and the Far East. Fernandes bought a majority stake in QPR in August 2011, serving as Chairman until 2018, latterly as co-Chairman alongside Mr Gnanalingam. Mr Fernandes is also the founder of the Caterham F1 Formula One team, which began racing in 2010 as Lotus Racing and raced in 2011 as Team Lotus. Caterham Racing, also created by Fernandes, competed in the GP2 Series.

Ruben Gnanalingam

Joint Vice-Chairman

Ruben Gnanalingam

Joint Vice-Chairman

Datuk Ruben Emir Gnanalingam Bin Abdullah was educated at the Victoria Institution in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and later Eton College, before graduating from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1998. He started his career at Westports Malaysia in 1999 where he is now General Managing Director, having been appointed to the Board in July 2005. Outside his professional engagements, Mr Gnanalingam was founder of the KL Dragons in the ASEAN Basketball League, and is co-owner and Board member of the Los Angeles Football Club. He is a member of the Governing Body of the World Sports Owners Summit, Vice-President of the Malaysia Basketball Association and a member of the NBA Asia Advisory Board. He is also the manager for the Malaysian National Basketball Team. Mr Gnanalingam joined the QPR Board in June 2015 as co-Chairman, and now serves as joint Vice Chairman alongside Tony Fernandes.

Kamarudin Meranun

Director

Kamarudin Meranun

Director

Datuk Kamarudin Bin Meranun graduated from the University Technology MARA (UiTM) and was named the Best Actuarial Student by the Life Insurance Institute of Malaysia in 1983. He received a B.Sc. with Distinction (Magna Cum Laude, Finance major) in 1986 and an M.B.A. in 1987 from Central Michigan University. He worked in Arab-Malaysian Merchant Bank in Kuala Lumpur from 1988 to 1993 as a Portfolio Manager, managing both institutional and high net-worth individual clients’ investment funds. In 1994, he was appointed Executive Director of Innosabah Capital Management, later renamed Intrinsic Capital Management. In 2001, he joined AirAsia, progressing to Executive director in 2004 and Deputy CEO in 2005. Appointed the company’s Treasurer in 2012, he became Chairman in 2013, a role which he holds today. Mr Meranun is also the CEO of the Tune Group of hotels. He joined the QPR Board in August 2011 alongside Tony Fernandes

Lee Hoos

Chief Executive Officer

Lee Hoos

Chief Executive Officer

Lee Hoos was born in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States. He graduated with a BA in Political Science (Hons) from Frostburg State University before reading for his Juris Doctor degree at the University of Baltimore School of Law. He moved to the UK in 2016. Hoos started in English football at Fulham FC where he was responsible for developing the organizational framework to see the club into the Premier League, before taking on roles at Leicester City FC and Southampton FC. Most recently, he served as the chief executive of Burnley FC, where he was responsible for developing and implementing strategies to deliver success across all areas of the club as well as overseeing day-to-day business. While at Burnley he assisted in overseeing the issue of a bond in 2013 which raised £2.5 million for the acquisition of the freehold of the training ground. Since his arrival at QPR before the 2015/16 season, Hoos has worked closely with the Board on a robust strategy to rebuild the foundations of the Club in order to provide a platform for a successful and sustainable future.

Les Ferdinand MBE

Director of Football

Les Ferdinand MBE

Director of Football

Les Ferdinand was born in Paddington and began his playing career at non-league Southall, before making his senior debut at Hayes in the 1985-86 season. Ferdinand then joined QPR, making his debut on 20 April 1987, aged 20. After loan spells at Brentford and Turkish side Beşiktaş he returned to QPR for the 1989–90 season, appearing in nine First Division matches and scoring his first two English league goals. His development continued and in the 1992-93 season he was firmly established as a leading striker in the top-flight, scoring 20 goals in 37 games. In total, Ferdinand played 163 games for QPR, scoring 80 goals, and earned 17 England caps over the course of his playing career, scoring five international goals. In October 2014, he came back to QPR as Head of Football Operations, being appointed Director of Football in February 2015. Ferdinand was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s 2005 Birthday Honours

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