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Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Share PLC

Rule 2.9 Announcement

RNS Number : 5797R
Share PLC
30 June 2020
 

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN, INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OR REGULATIONS OF SUCH JURISDICTION 

  30 June 2020

 

 

Recommended Offer

for

Share plc

by

Antler Holdco Limited ("ii")

(the holding company of Interactive Investor and the ii Group)

 

RULE 2.9 ANNOUNCEMENT

 

In accordance with Rule 2.9 of the Takeover Code, the Company confirms that, following the issue of 7,144,391 new ordinary shares as announced on 26 June 2020, it has 150,796,725 ordinary shares of 0.5 pence each in issue ("Ordinary Shares"). The ISIN reference for these securities is GB0001977866. The Company holds no Ordinary Shares in treasury.

 

Enquiries:

 

ii/Interactive Investor

Richard Wilson    Tel: +44 (0) 207 930 0777

Barry Bicknell

 

Rothschild & Co (Financial Adviser to ii)

Stephen Fox  Tel: +44 (0) 20 7280 5000

Toby Ross

Peter Brierley

 

TB Cardew (PR Adviser to ii)

Tom Allison   Tel: +44 (0) 20 7930 0777

Shan Shan Willenbrock

 

Share plc   

Gavin Oldham OBE, Executive Chairman  Tel: +44 (0) 1296 414141

Richard Stone, Chief Executive 

Mike Birkett, Finance Director  

 

Stephens (Financial Adviser to Share plc)

Hugh Elwes   Tel: +44 (0) 20 3757 9900

Jake Delaney

 

Cenkos Securities plc (Nominated Adviser and broker to Share plc)

Mark Connelly    Tel: +44 (0) 20 7397 8900

Katy Birkin

 

KTZ Communications (Financial Public Relations Adviser to Share plc)

Katie Tzouliadis        Tel: +44 (0) 20 3178 6378

Dan Mahoney

 

Important notices

N.M. Rothschild and Sons Limited ("Rothschild & Co"), which is authorised and regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom, is acting as financial adviser to ii and no one else in connection with the matters described in this announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than ii for providing the protections afforded to clients of Rothschild & Co nor for providing advice in connection with any matter referred to herein. Neither Rothschild & Co nor any of its affiliates (nor their respective directors, officers, employees or agents) owes or accepts any duty, liability or responsibility whatsoever (whether direct or indirect, whether in contract, in tort, under statute or otherwise) to any person who is not a client of Rothschild & Co in connection with this announcement, any statement contained herein, the Offer or otherwise.

Stephens Europe Limited ("Stephens"), which is authorised and regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom, is acting as financial adviser to Share plc and no one else in connection with the matters described in this announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than Share plc for providing the protections afforded to clients of Stephens nor for providing advice in connection with any matter referred to herein. Neither Stephens nor any of its affiliates (nor their respective directors, officers, employees or agents) owes or accepts any duty, liability or responsibility whatsoever (whether direct or indirect, whether in contract, in tort, under statute or otherwise) to any person who is not a client of Stephens in connection with this announcement, any statement contained herein, the Offer or otherwise.

Cenkos Securities plc ("Cenkos"), which is authorised and regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom, is acting as nominated adviser and broker to Share plc and no one else in connection with the matters described in this announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than Share plc for providing the protections afforded to clients of Cenkos nor for providing advice in connection with any matter referred to herein. Neither Cenkos nor any of its affiliates (nor their respective directors, officers, employees or agents) owes or accepts any duty, liability or responsibility whatsoever (whether direct or indirect, whether in contract, in tort, under statute or otherwise) to any person who is not a client of Cenkos in connection with this announcement, any statement contained herein, the Offer or otherwise.

Further information

This announcement is not intended to and does not constitute, or form part of, any offer to sell or subscribe for or an invitation to purchase or subscribe for any securities or the solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction pursuant to the Offer or otherwise, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities of Share plc in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law.

This announcement does not constitute a prospectus or a prospectus equivalent document.

The Offer is made solely by means of the Scheme Document, which contains the full terms and conditions of the offer.

Publication of this Announcement

A copy of this announcement will be available subject to certain restrictions relating to persons resident in Restricted Jurisdictions on ii.co.uk/share and https://www.share.com/share-plc.

The contents of Interactive Investor's website and Share plc's website are not incorporated into and do not form part of this announcement.

Share plc shareholders may request a hard copy of this announcement and the Scheme Document (and any information incorporated by reference in the Scheme Document) by contacting Share plc at Oxford House, Oxford Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 8SZ or by telephoning 01296 414141 or by emailing [email protected] Share plc Shareholders may also request that all future documents, announcements and information in relation to the Offer be sent in hard copy form.


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