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BB Healthcare Trust - Circular Publication & Notice of General Meeting

RNS Number : 1536N
BB Healthcare Trust PLC
20 September 2019

BB Healthcare Trust plc


Publication of Circular and Notice of General Meeting


BB Healthcare Trust plc (the "Company") announces that it has today posted a circular (the "Circular") to shareholders to convene a general meeting (the "General Meeting") to be held on 14 October 2019. The purpose of the meeting is to seek authority from shareholders to allot new ordinary shares ("New Ordinary Shares") on a non-pre-emptive basis in substitution for the Company's existing authorities.


If the Resolutions are passed, the Company will be permitted to issue up to 85,812,614 Ordinary Shares in aggregate (representing 20 per cent. of the current issued share capital (excluding treasury shares) of the Company) to investors without first having to offer them, pro rata, to Shareholders, with such authority to expire at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting of the Company to be held in 2020.


The Directors believe that the Proposals will have the following benefits for Shareholders:

·    enable the Company to continue to take advantage of opportunities to make further investments in accordance with its investment objective and policy;

·    increase the market capitalisation of the Company, helping to make the Company attractive to a wider investor base;

·    a greater number of Ordinary Shares in issue should improve liquidity in the secondary market for the Ordinary Shares and make the Ordinary Shares more attractive to a wider range of investors;

·    grow the Company, thereby spreading the Company's fixed running costs across a larger equity capital base which should reduce the level of ongoing expenses per Ordinary Share; and

·    the Scrip Dividend Scheme enables Shareholders to increase their shareholding in the Company in a simple manner without paying dealing costs.


Full details of the resolutions to be voted on by shareholders of the Company at the General Meeting, to be held at 1.00 p.m. on 14 October 2019, at the offices of Peel Hunt LLP, Moor House, 120 London Wall, EC2Y 5ET, are contained within the Notice of General Meeting set out at the end of the Circular.


Copies of the Circular will shortly be available for inspection at the Company's registered office (Mermaid House, 2 Puddle Dock, London EC4V 3DB) and via the Company's website (http://www.bbhealthcaretrust.com/en/bb-healthcare-trust/). The Circular will also shortly be available via the National Storage Mechanism (www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM).


Terms used and not defined in this announcement will bear the meanings given in the Circular.




PraxisIFM Fund Services (UK) Limited

Anthony Lee

Ciara McKillop

020 7653 9690





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