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Punch Taverns PLC
13 June 2017
 

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Punch Taverns plc

13 June 2017

 

 

Recommended Final Cash Acquisition of Punch Taverns plc ("Punch") by Vine Acquisitions Limited ("BidCo") to be effected by means of a scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006

 

Punch notes today's announcement by the Competition and Markets Authority ("CMA") of its Initial Decision in relation to the anticipated acquisition by Heineken UK Limited of Punch Taverns Holdco (A) Limited which is part of the recommended acquisition by BidCo of Punch. As invited by the CMA, the parties are now putting proposals to the CMA to address the points that it has raised. The parties are confident that these proposals will enable the transaction to be approved by the CMA without a Phase 2 referral and that completion will occur by the end of August 2017 as communicated previously. Further announcements will be made in due course.

 

Defined terms not otherwise defined in this announcement shall have the meaning given to them in the Scheme Document published by Punch on 17 January 2017.

 

Enquiries

 

Enquiries

 

Punch Taverns plc

Stephen Billingham, Chairman

Duncan Garrood, Chief Executive Officer

Steve Dando, Chief Financial Officer

 

 

Tel: +44 1283 501 948

 

Goldman Sachs International

Nick Harper

Chris Emmerson

Tel: +44 20 7774 1000

 

Brunswick Group LLP

Jonathan Glass

Joe Shipley

Tel: +44 20 7404 5959

 

 

Important notices

 

Goldman Sachs International, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority in the United Kingdom, is acting exclusively for Punch and no one else in connection with the matters referred to in this announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than Punch for providing the protections afforded to clients of Goldman Sachs International, or for providing advice in relation to the matters referred to in this announcement.

 

Publication of this announcement

In accordance with Rule 26.1 of the Code, a copy of this announcement will be available, subject to certain restrictions relating to persons resident in restricted jurisdictions, at www.punchtavernsplc.com, by no later than 12 noon (London time) on the Business Day following this announcement. The content of the website referred to in this announcement is not incorporated into and does not form part of this announcement.

 


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