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Tuesday 31 August, 2010

P.SchoenfeldAss.Mgmt

Form 8 (OPD) [Southern Cross Healthcare]



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                                                                                      FORM 8 (OPD)

                     PUBLIC OPENING POSITION DISCLOSURE BY A PARTY TO AN OFFER
                        Rules 8.1 and 8.2 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

1.      KEY INFORMATION

(a)Identity of the party to the offer making the disclosure:    P. Schoenfeld Asset Management LLP
(b)Owner or controller of interests and short positions         
disclosed, if different from 1(a):
   The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is
   insufficient
(c)Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant        Southern Cross Healthcare Group Plc
securities this form relates:
   Use a separate form for each party to the offer
(d)Is the party to the offer making the disclosure the          OFFEREE
offeror or the offeree?
(e)Date position held:                                          27 August 2010
(f)Has the party previously disclosed, or is it today           NO
disclosing, under the Code in respect of any other party     If YES, specify which:
to this offer?

2.      POSITIONS OF THE PARTY TO THE OFFER MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

(a)     Interests and short positions in the relevant securities of the offeror or offeree to
        which the disclosure relates

Class of relevant security:                                          

                                                  Interests                  Short positions

                                               Number            %            Number           %
(1)Relevant securities owned and/or                                                               
controlled:
(2)Derivatives (other than options):            2,588,674         1.38%                           
(3)Options and agreements to                                                                      
purchase/sell:
                                             2,588,674         1.38%                           
   TOTAL:

All interests and all short positions should be disclosed.

Details  of  any open derivative or option positions, or agreements to purchase or  sell  relevant
securities, should be given on a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions).

Details  of  any  securities borrowing and lending positions or financial collateral  arrangements
should be disclosed on a Supplemental Form 8 (SBL).

(b)     Rights to subscribe for new securities

Class of relevant security in relation to       
which subscription right exists:
Details, including nature of the rights         
concerned and relevant percentages:

If  there  are  positions or rights to subscribe to disclose in more than one  class  of  relevant
securities  of  the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 2(a) or (b) (as appropriate)  for
each additional class of relevant security.

(c)     Irrevocable commitments and letters of intent

Details of any irrevocable commitments or letters of intent procured by the party to the offer
making the disclosure or any person acting in concert with it (see Note 3 on Rule 2.11 of the
Code):

3.      POSITIONS OF PERSONS ACTING IN CONCERT WITH THE PARTY TO THE OFFER MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

Details of any interests, short positions and rights to subscribe of any person acting in concert
with the party to the offer making the disclosure:

If  there  are  positions or rights to subscribe to disclose in more than one  class  of  relevant
securities  of  the  offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 3 for each additional  class  of
relevant security.

Details  of  any open derivative or option positions, or agreements to purchase or  sell  relevant
securities, should be given on a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions).

Details  of  any  securities borrowing and lending positions or financial collateral  arrangements
should be disclosed on a Supplemental Form 8 (SBL).

4.      OTHER INFORMATION

(a)     Indemnity and other dealing arrangements

Details of any indemnity or option arrangement, or any agreement or understanding, formal or
informal, relating to relevant securities which may be an inducement to deal or refrain from
dealing entered into by the party to the offer making the disclosure or any person acting in
concert with it:
If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state "none"

(b)     Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between the party to
the offer making the disclosure, or any person acting in concert with it, and any other person
relating to:
(i)the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option; or
(ii)the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any
   derivative is referenced:
If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state "none"

(c)     Attachments

Are any Supplemental Forms attached?

Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions)                                                    NO
Supplemental Form 8 (SBL)                                                               NO

Date of disclosure:                               31 August 2010
Contact name:                                     Kristen Vetter
Telephone number:                                 212-649-9553

Public  disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service  and
must  also  be emailed to the Takeover Panel at monitoring@disclosure.org.uk.  The Panel's  Market
Surveillance  Unit  is  available for consultation in relation to the  Code's  dealing  disclosure
requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.

The Code can be viewed on the Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.

P. Schoenfeld Asset Management LLP