7 May 2020
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Costain Group PLC
("Costain" or the "Group" or the "Company")
Publication of Prospectus
The combined circular and prospectus of Costain Group PLC dated 7 May 2020 (the "Prospectus") relating to the proposed firm placing and placing and open offer announced earlier today has been approved by the Financial Conduct Authority and has been published. The Prospectus will shortly be available to view on the website of the Company, www.costain.com.
A copy of the Prospectus will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism following publication.
For further enquiries please contact:
Costain Tel: 01628 842 444
Alex Vaughan, Chief Executive Officer
Tony Bickerstaff, Chief Financial Officer
Carolyn Rich, Investor Relations Director
Sara Lipscombe, Group Communications Director
Rothschild & Co (Sponsor and Financial Adviser to Costain) Tel: 020 7280 5000
Liberum (Joint Global Coordinator, Joint Bookrunner and Joint Corporate Broker)
Tel: 020 3100 2000
Investec (Joint Global Coordinator, Joint Bookrunner and Joint Corporate Broker)
Tel: 020 7597 5970
HSBC (Joint Global Coordinator and Joint Bookrunner) Tel: 020 7991 8888
MHP (Financial PR Adviser to Costain)
Tim Rowntree Tel: 020 3128 8771
Peter Hewer Tel: 0770 932 6261
This announcement has been issued by and is the sole responsibility of Costain. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is or will be made as to, or in relation to, and no responsibility or liability is or will be accepted by N.M. Rothschild & Sons Limited ("Rothschild & Co"), Investec Bank plc ("Investec"), Liberum Capital Limited ("Liberum") or HSBC Bank plc ("HSBC"), or by any of their affiliates or agents as to, or in relation to, the accuracy or completeness of this announcement or any other written or oral information made available to any interested party or its advisers, and any liability therefore is expressly disclaimed.
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This announcement is for information purposes only and is not intended to and does not constitute or form part of any offer or invitation to sell, allot or issue, or any offer or invitation to purchase or subscribe for, or any solicitation to purchase or subscribe for, any securities in the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, New Zealand, the Republic of South Africa or in any jurisdiction to whom or in which such offer or invitation is unlawful, nor does the fact of its distribution form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, or act as any inducement to enter into, any contract or commitment whatsoever with respect to such securities, the Company or otherwise.
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