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Booker Group PLC (BOK)

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Thursday 25 June, 2009

Booker Group PLC

Publication of Prospectus

RNS Number : 5152U
Booker Group PLC
25 June 2009

For Immediate Release                    

25 June 2009


Booker Group plc ('the Company')

Publication of Prospectus 

Booker Group plc ('Booker' or 'the Company') announces that it has today published its prospectus ('Prospectus') in connection with the admission to listing of its entire issued ordinary share capital on the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and admission to trading on the London Stock Exchange plc's main market for listed securities ('Admission').

It is expected that Admission will become effective and that dealing on the London Stock Exchange's main market will commence at 08.00 am on or around Wednesday 1 July 2009. Trading in the Company's ordinary shares on AIM will be cancelled simultaneously. The Company's TIDM code will continue to be BOK and, on Admission, there will be 1,488,679,080 ordinary shares in issue.

Copies of the Prospectus are available from the office of Booker at Equity House, Irthlingborough Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 1LT and on the Company's website

The prospectus has also been submitted to the UKLA and will shortly be available for inspection at the UKLA's Document Viewing Facility situate at: Financial Services Authority, 25 The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HS. This Prospectus is also available from inspection at the offices of Clifford Chance LLP, legal advisors to the Company at 10 Upper Bank Street, London E14 5JJ.

    Tulchan Communications (PR Adviser to the Company)

    Tel:    020 7353 4200

    Attn:    Susanna Voyle / Lucy Legh

    Investec Bank plc (Sponsor to the Company)

    Tel:    020 7597 5970

    Attn:    Keith Anderson

This announcement is an advertisement and not a prospectus and investors should not subscribe for or purchase any securities referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information in the Prospectus published but the Company.

The Company is not offering any new ordinary shares or other securities in connection with Admission. This document does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or buy ordinary shares or other securities in any jurisdiction.

The contents of this announcement have been prepared by and are the sole responsibility of the Company.


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