REDDE PLC - Scheme of Arrangement Becomes Effective
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RECOMMENDED ALL-SHARE MERGER
SCHEME OF ARRANGEMENT BECOMES EFFECTIVE
On the Board of (“”) announced the passing of resolutions, at a Court Meeting and General Meeting of Redde Shareholders held on the same date as the announcement, approving the recommended all-share merger of (“”) and (the "”) to be implemented by means of a Court-sanctioned scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006 (the ""), the terms of which are set out in the scheme document published on (the “”).
Further to Redde’s announcement on that the Court had sanctioned the Scheme, the Board announces that the Court Order has been delivered to the Registrar of Companies today and accordingly, the Scheme has now become effective in accordance with its terms and the entire issued ordinary share capital of is owned by Northgate.
Dealings in Redde Shares have been suspended from trading on the London Stock Exchange’s alternative investment market (“”) with effect from today.AIM
Admission of the Redde Shares to trading on AIM will be cancelled with effect from on and Admission of the New Northgate Shares is expected to occur at on .
Unless otherwise defined, all capitalised terms in this announcement shall have the same meaning given to them in the Scheme Document, a copy of which is available on the website at .
All references in this announcement to times are to times in .
Important notices relating to financial advisers
, which conducts its investment banking business as J.P. Morgan Cazenove (""), is authorised in the by the (“”) and regulated by the PRA and the (“”). J.P. Morgan Cazenove is acting as financial adviser exclusively for and no one else in connection with the matters set out in this announcement and will not regard any other person as its client in relation to the matters set out in this announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than for providing the protections afforded to clients of J.P. Morgan Cazenove or its affiliates, or for providing advice in relation to any matter referred to herein.
Cenkos Securities plc (“”), which is authorised and regulated by the , is acting exclusively for and no one else in connection with the matters set out in this announcement and will not be acting for any other person or otherwise responsible to any person other than for providing the protections afforded to clients of Cenkos or for advising any other person in respect of the matters set out in this announcement or any transaction, matter or arrangement referred to in this announcement.Cenkos
Publication on website and availability of hard copies
A copy of this announcement shall be made available subject to certain restrictions relating to persons resident in Restricted Jurisdictions on Northgate’s and Redde’s websites at and respectively by no later than 12 noon ( time) on . For the avoidance of doubt, the contents of these websites are not incorporated into and do not form part of this announcement.www.northgateplc.comwww.redde.com
Any person who is required to be sent a copy of this announcement under the Takeover Code may request a hard copy of this announcement by contacting at The Registry, , Beckenham, Kent, BR3 4TU or on
+44 (0) 122 532 1134 J.P. Morgan Cazenove (sole financial adviser to ) +44 (0) 207 742 4000 Cenkos Securities plc (nominated adviser and joint broker +44 (0) 207 397 8900 to ) (Financial PR adviser to ) +44 (0) 207 929 5599 (Financial PR adviser to Northgate) +44 (0) 207 466 5119
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