19 May 2017, IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rule 8 Announcement to Shareholders
Elis SA: Notice to Shareholders Regarding UK Disclosure Requirements
NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO OR FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION
Elis SA ("Elis") wishes to direct the attention of its shareholders to certain disclosure requirements applicable to the offer by Elis for Berendsen plc which was announced on May 18, 2017. Elis' shares are admitted to trading on the Euronext regulated stock market in Paris.
The relevant disclosure requirements are set out in Rule 8 of the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers, which is published and administered by the UK Takeover Panel. In particular, Rule 8.3 of the Takeover Code requires that any person who is interested (directly and indirectly) in 1% or more of any class of relevant security of any party to the offer period must make (a) an Opening Position Disclosure and (b) a Dealing Disclosure if they deal in any relevant security of any party to the offer during an offer period. The Elis ordinary shares are relevant securities for the purposes of this offer period.
Further information about the Takeover Panel's disclosure regime is available at: http://www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk/disclosure. If any Elis shareholder has any questions on these disclosure requirements, the Takeover Panel's Market Surveillance Unit will be happy to answer them and should be contacted on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.
Nicolas Buron Tel: +33 (0) 1 75 49 98 30
Brunswick - Public Relations Adviser to Elis
Jonathan Glass / Tom Burns Tel: +44 (0) 20 7404 5959
Thomas Kamm / Aurélia de Lapeyrouse Tel: +33 (0) 1 53 96 83 83
This notice does not constitute the extension of an offer to acquire, purchase, subscribe for, sell or exchange (or the solicitation of an offer to acquire, purchase, subscribe for, sell or exchange), any securities in any jurisdiction, including the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Japan or any other jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a violation of the laws of such jurisdiction and any such offer (or solicitation) may not be extended in any such jurisdiction. Any securities to be offered have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or with any securities regulatory authority of any state of the United States and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration thereunder. There may be no public offering of securities in the United States.
Copies of this notice may not be released, published, mailed, communicated or otherwise distributed in the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan or any other jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a violation of the laws of such jurisdiction.
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