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5 September 2016
RECOMMENDED CASH AND SHARE OFFER
HOME RETAIL GROUP PLC
J SAINSBURY PLC
CANCELLATION OF LISTING OF HOME RETAIL GROUP PLC
Home Retail Group plc ("Home Retail Group") today announces that the cancellation of Home Retail Group Shares from listing on the premium segment of the UKLA's Official List and from trading on the market for listed securities maintained by the London Stock Exchange took place at 8.00 a.m. today (London time). This follows
J Sainsbury plc ("Sainsbury's") and Home Retail Group's joint announcement on 2 September 2016 that the recommended Acquisition of Home Retail Group by Sainsbury's has completed and the entire issued share capital of Home Retail Group is owned by Sainsbury's indirectly, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Sainsbury's Intermediate Holdings Limited.
Defined terms used but not defined in this announcement have the meanings set out in the Scheme Document dated 5 July 2016.
Home Retail Group
Richard Ashton Tel: +44 (0) 1908 600 291
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (Financial Adviser to Home Retail Group)
Jonathan Bewes Tel: +44 (0) 20 7628 1000
Important notices relating to financial advisers
Merrill Lynch International ("Bank of America Merrill Lynch"), a subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation, is acting exclusively for Home Retail Group plc in connection with the matters set out in this announcement and for no one else and will not be responsible to anyone other than Home Retail Group plc for providing the protections afforded to its clients or for providing advice in relation to the matters set out in this announcement.
Publication on Website
A copy of this announcement will be made available, subject to certain restrictions relating to persons resident in or subject to laws and/or regulations of Restricted Jurisdictions, on the Sainsbury's Group's website at http://www.j-sainsbury.co.uk/investor-centre/disclaimer/ and the Home Retail Group's website at https://www.homeretailgroup.com/investor-centre/sainsburys-offer/ by no later than 12 noon (London time) on the Business Day following this announcement. For the avoidance of doubt, neither the contents of those websites nor the contents of any website accessible from hyperlinks on those websites (or any other websites referred to in this announcement) are incorporated into, or form part of, this announcement.
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