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Thursday 10 July, 2008

Wagon PLC

Revised Rights Issue timetabl

RNS Number : 8434Y
Wagon PLC
10 July 2008

10 July 2008


Wagon plc

Revised Rights Issue timetable

Wagon plc ('Wagon' or 'the Company') is pleased to announce a revised timetable for the Rights Issue. Trading in the Rights Issue Shares (nil paid) is expected to commence at 8:00am tomorrow morning11 July 2008. 

Provisional Allotment Letters will be despatched to Qualifying non-CREST Shareholders (other than certain Overseas Shareholders) by 11 July 2008 and CREST stock accounts of Qualifying CREST Shareholders (other than certain Overseas Shareholders) will be credited with the Nil Paid Rights and these rights and the Fully Paid Rights will be enabled in CREST at 8:00am tomorrow morning, 11 July 2008

The full expected timetable of the Rights Issue is as follows:


Record date for entitlement under the Rights Issue for Qualifying CREST Shareholders and Qualifying non-CREST Shareholders

close of business on 26 June 2008

Despatch of Provisional Allotment Letters (to Qualifying non-CREST Shareholders only)

By 11 July 2008

Nil Paid Rights credited to stock accounts in CREST (Qualifying CREST Shareholders only)

8.00 a.m. on 11 July 2008

Nil Paid Rights and Fully Paid Rights enabled in CREST

8.00 a.m. on 11 July 2008

Dealings to commence in Rights Issue Shares, nil paid, on the London Stock Exchange and New Ordinary Shares marked 'ex-rights'

8.00 a.m. on 11 July 2008

Recommended latest time for requesting withdrawal of Nil Paid Rights or Fully Paid Rights from CREST (i.e. if your Nil Paid Rights or Fully Paid Rights are in CREST and you wish to convert them into certificated form).

4.30 p.m. on 28 July 2008

Latest time for depositing renounced Provisional Allotment Letters, nil paid or fully paid, into CREST or for dematerialising Nil Paid Rights or Fully Paid Rights into a CREST stock account (i.e. if your Nil Paid Rights and Fully Paid Rights are represented by a Provisional Allotment Letter and you wish to convert them into uncertificated form)

3.00 p.m. on 29 July 2008

Latest time and date for splitting Provisional Allotment Letters, nil paid or fully paid

3.00 p.m. on 30 July 2008

Latest time and date for acceptance, payment in full and registration of renunciation of Provisional Allotment Letters

11.00 a.m. on 1 August 2008

Commencement of dealings in Rights Issue Shares, fully paid, on the London Stock Exchange

8.00 a.m. on 4 August 2008

Rights Issue Shares in uncertificated form credited to stock accounts in CREST

4 August 2008

Despatch of definitive share certificates for Rights Issue Shares in certificated form

by 11 August 2008

Expected date of completion of the Property Disposal

On or around 21 August 2008


1) Reference to times in this document are to London time, unless otherwise stated.

2) The dates set out in the expected timetable above or elsewhere in this document or in the Provisional Allotment Letters may be adjusted by Wagon, in which event details of the new dates will be notified to the FSA, the London Stock Exchange and, where appropriate, to Qualifying Shareholders.

3) If you have any queries relating to the procedure for acceptance and payment, you should contact the Company's Registrars, Equiniti, Aspect House, Spencer Road, Lancing, West Sussex BN99 6DA on 0871 384 2901 or from outside the United Kingdom on +44 121 415 0253. Please note that Equiniti cannot provide financial, tax or investment advice on the Rights Issue or as to whether or not you should take up your rights under the Rights Issue.

4) Subject to certain restrictions relating to Qualifying Shareholders with registered addresses outside the UK, details of which are set out in the Prospectus.


For further information

Hogarth Partnership

020 7357 9477

James Longfield

Anthony Arthur

Terms used in the Prospectus shall have the same meaning when used in this announcement, unless the context requires otherwise.

This announcement is an advertisement and not a prospectus and investors should not subscribe for or purchase any Nil Paid Rights, Fully Paid Rights or Rights Issue Shares referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information in the Prospectus which has been published by Wagon on 5 June 2008 in connection with the Rights Issue. Copies of the Prospectus will be available from the Company's registered office. This announcement does not constitute, or form part of an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or buy, any Rights Issue Shares. Any decision to invest in the Rights Issue Shares should only be made on the basis of information in the Prospectus which contains further details relating to Wagon in general as well as a summary of the risk factors to which an investment in the Rights Issue Shares is subject. 

This announcement is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The Nil Paid Rights, the Fully Paid Rights, the Rights Issue Shares and the Provisional Allotment Letters will not be offered or sold in the United States or to or for the account or benefit of a person located in the United States unless registered under the Securities Act or pursuant to an exemption from such registration. The Nil Paid Rights, the Fully Paid Rights, the Rights Issue Shares and the Provisional Allotment Letters have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act and no public offering of the Nil Paid Rights, the Fully Paid Rights, the Rights Issue Shares or the Provisional Allotment Letters will be made in the United States.

This announcement does not constitute an offer of Nil Paid Rights, Fully Paid Rights, Rights Issue Shares or Provisional Allotment Letters to any person with a registered address in, or who is resident in, AustraliaCanadaJapan or South Africa. None of the Nil Paid Rights, the Fully Paid Rights, the Rights Issue Shares or the Provisional Allotment Letters has been or will be registered under the relevant laws of any state, province or territory of AustraliaCanadaJapan or South Africa. The Prospectus does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy Rights Issue Shares or to take up entitlements to Nil Paid Rights in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful. Subject to certain limited exceptions, neither the Prospectus, the Provisional Allotment Letter nor this announcement will be distributed in or into AustraliaCanadaJapan or South Africa.

The release, publication or distribution of this announcement in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law and therefore persons in such jurisdictions into which this announcement is released, published or distributed should inform themselves about and observe such restrictions. 

Prices and values of, and income from, shares may go down as well as up and an investor may not get back the amount invested. It should be noted that past performance is no guide to future performance. Persons needing advice should consult an independent financial adviser.

The statements contained in this announcement that are not historical facts may be 'forward-looking'' statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Wagon's control and all of which are based on Wagon's current beliefs and expectations about future events. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as 'believes'', 'expects'', 'may'', 'will'', 'could'', 'should'', 'intends'', 'estimates'', 'plans'', 'assumes'' or 'anticipates'' or the negative thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy that involve risks and uncertainties. In addition, from time to time, Wagon or its representatives have made or may make forward-looking statements orally or in writing. Furthermore, such forward-looking statements may be included in, but are not limited to, press releases or oral statements made by or with the approval of an authorised executive officer of Wagon. These forward-looking statements and other statements contained in this announcement regarding matters that are not historical facts involve predictions. No assurance can be given that such future results will be achieved; actual events or results may differ materially as a result of risks and uncertainties facing Wagon and its subsidiaries. Such risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to vary materially from the future results indicated, expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this announcement speak only as of the date of this announcement and neither Wagon nor the Sponsor undertakes no duty to, and will not necessarily, update any of them in light of new information or future events, except to the extent required by applicable law, the Prospectus Rules, the Listing Rules and the Disclosure Rules and Transparency Rules.

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