Response to media speculation

National World PLC
10 August 2023




National World plc


("National World" or the "Company")



Response to media speculation



National World notes media speculation that it is a possible participant in the sale process surrounding Telegraph Media Group and its associated titles.


As the Company has previously announced, its growth strategy is rooted in actively exploring opportunities to build its business through acquisitions and implementing its new operating model for owned assets.


The Board continues to evaluate accretive opportunities to grow the business and will consider participating in a sale process for Telegraph Media Group as and when such a process formally commences. There can be no certainty that an acquisition will take place nor as to the terms of such an acquisition.


The Company will provide further updates as and when appropriate.



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National World plc c/o Montfort Communications

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Montfort Communications

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About National World

National World plc is one of the largest national, regional and local multimedia organisations in the UK. National World provides news and information services to our communities through its portfolio of hundreds of publications and websites. Its titles span the UK, Scotland, North-East, West Yorkshire, North West, South Yorkshire, South, Midlands and Northern Ireland, delivering trusted coverage of news, sport, events and information.


Important notices

This announcement is not intended to and does not constitute an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or sell or an invitation to purchase or subscribe for any securities or the solicitation of any vote in any jurisdiction. The release, publication or distribution of this announcement in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in, into or from certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law or regulation and therefore persons in such jurisdictions should inform themselves about and observe such restrictions.


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