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Monday 19 May, 2008

GCM Resources PLC

Rule 2.10 Announcement

RNS Number : 7854U
GCM Resources PLC
19 May 2008

GCM Resources plc ('GCM')

Rule 2.10 Announcement

GCM announces, in accordance with Rule 2.10 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers, that as at the close of business on 16th May 2008 its issued share capital consisted of 48,806,024 ordinary shares of 10 pence each.  

The International Securities Identification Number for GCM's ordinary shares is GB00B00KV284.

Dealing Disclosure requirements

Under the provisions of Rule 8.3 of the City Code, if any person is, or becomes, 'interested' (directly or indirectly) in one per cent. or more of any class of 'relevant securities' of GCM all 'dealings' in any 'relevant securities' of GCM (including by means of an option in respect of, or a 'derivative' referenced to, any such 'relevant securities') must be publicly disclosed by no later than 3.30 p.m. (London time) on the London business day following the date of the relevant transaction. This requirement will continue until the date on which the offer becomes, or is declared, unconditional as to acceptances, lapses or is otherwise withdrawn or on which the 'offer period' otherwise ends. If two or more persons act together pursuant to an agreement or understanding, whether formal or informal, to acquire an 'interest' in 'relevant securities' of GCM, they will be deemed to be a single person for the purpose of Rule 8.3.

Under the provisions of Rule 8.1 of the City Code, all 'dealings' in 'relevant securities' of GCM by Polo or GCM or by any of their respective 'associates', must be disclosed by no later than 12.00 noon (London time) on the London business day following the date of the relevant transaction.

A disclosure table, giving details of the companies in whose 'relevant securities' 'dealings' should be disclosed, and the number of such securities in issue, can be found on the Panel's website at 

'Interests in securities' arise, in summary, when a person has long economic exposure, whether conditional or absolute, to changes in the price of securities. In particular, a person will be treated as having an 'interest' by virtue of the ownership or control of securities, or by virtue of any option in respect of, or derivative referenced to, securities.

Terms in quotation marks are defined in the City Code, which can also be found on the Panel's website. If you are in any doubt as to whether or not you are required to disclose a 'dealing' under Rule 8, you should consult the Panel.

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