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Friday 09 April, 2010

D1 Oils Plc

Offer period and strategic fi

RNS Number : 9331J
D1 Oils Plc
09 April 2010
 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

("D1 Oils" or the "Company")

Offer period and strategic financing update

On 12 November 2009 the Company announced that it was in receipt of a number of preliminary and conditional approaches in relation to possible corporate transactions involving the Company including one which may or may not lead to an offer being made for the issued and to be issued share capital of the Company.

The Board of D1 Oils can confirm that it continues to be actively engaged in a series of discussions with third parties regarding the provision of material levels of equity finance which may include the possibility of an offer being made for the Company.  There can be no certainty that an offer will be made for the Company or any equity financing will result.  A further announcement will be made in due course.

For further information please contact: 

 

D1 Oils plc

+ 44 (0) 20 7367 5609     

Ben Good, Chief Executive Officer




Piper Jaffray Ltd.

+ 44 (0) 20 3142 8700      

Charlie Lilford


Rupert Winckler (Qualified Executive)




Brunswick Group

+ 44 (0) 20 7404 959            

Kevin Byram


Tom Williams


 

Piper Jaffray Ltd., which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority, is acting exclusively for D1 Oils and for no-one else in connection with the matters referred to in this announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than D1 Oils for providing the protections afforded to customers of Piper Jaffray Ltd. nor for giving advice in relation to the matters referred to in this announcement.

 

Responsibility

The Directors of D1 Oils accept responsibility for all of the information contained in this announcement.  To the best of their knowledge and belief (having taken all reasonable care to ensure that such is the case), the information contained in this announcement is accurate and does not omit anything likely to affect the import of such information.  To the best of their knowledge and belief (having taken all reasonable care to ensure that such is the case), the information contained in this announcement for which the Directors take responsibility is accurate and does not omit anything likely to affect the import of such information.

 

Dealing Disclosure Requirements  

Under the provisions of Rule 8.3 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the "Code"), if any person is, or becomes, "interested" (directly or indirectly) in 1% or more of any class of "relevant securities" of D1 Oils, all "dealings" in any " relevant securities" of D1 Oils  (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 pm (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 D1 Oils , 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 Code, all "dealings" in "relevant securities" of D1 Oils  by D1 Oils  or by any of its "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 Takeover Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.  

"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 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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