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Best of the Best PLC
21 January 2021
 

Best of the Best plc

("Best of the Best", "BOTB", "the Company" or "the Group")

 

Rule 2.9 Announcement

 

Best of the Best plc runs competitions online to win cars and other prizes.

 

Best of the Best plc, (LSE: BOTB) the online organiser of weekly competitions to win cars and other lifestyle prizes, confirms for the purposes of Rule 2.9 of the Takeover Code (the "Code") that it has issued 5,000 new ordinary shares, under the Company's existing block listing, pursuant to the exercise of options by an employee ("Ordinary Shares"). As at the close of business on 20 January 2021, the Group has in issue 9,382,253 Ordinary Shares of 5 pence each in the capital of the Company. The International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) for the Ordinary Shares is GB00B16S3505.

 

ENDS

Enquiries:

Best of the Best plc

William Hindmarch, Chief Executive

Rupert Garton, Commercial Director

T: +44 (0)20 7371 8866




Buchanan

(Public Relations & Press)

Chris Lane

Toto Berger

Charlotte Slater

T: +44 (0)207 466 5000




Oakvale Capital

(Financial Adviser)

Daniel Burns

Kieran Davey

T: +44 (0)20 7580 3838

E:  daniel@oakvalecapital.com

E:  kieran@oakvalecapital.com




finnCap

(Rule 3 Adviser, Nominated Adviser and Broker)

Carl Holmes

Kate Bannatyne

Teddy Whiley

Alice Lane

T: +44 (0)20 7220 0500

 

Other matters

 

finnCap Ltd ("finnCap"), which is regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority, is acting for the Company in relation to the matters described in this announcement and is not advising any other person, and accordingly will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to customers of finnCap or for providing advice in relation to the matters described in this announcement.

 

Oakvale Capital LLP ("Oakvale"), which is regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority, is acting for the Company in relation to the matters described in this announcement and is not advising any other person, and accordingly will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to customers of Oakvale or for providing advice in relation to the matters described in this announcement.

 

 

Rule 26.1

 

In accordance with Rule 26.1 of the Code, a copy of this announcement will be available on the investor section of the Company's website at www.botb.com/about/investors/business-overview-rule-26-disclosure The content of the website referred to in this announcement is not incorporated into and does not form part of this announcement.

 

 

Disclosure requirements of the Code

 

Under Rule 8.3(a) of the Code, any person who is interested in 1% or more of any class of relevant securities of an offeree company or of any securities exchange offeror (being any offeror other than an offeror in respect of which it has been announced that its offer is, or is likely to be, solely in cash) must make an Opening Position Disclosure following the commencement of the offer period and, if later, following the announcement in which any securities exchange offeror is first identified. An Opening Position Disclosure must contain details of the person's interests and short positions in, and rights to subscribe for, any relevant securities of each of (i) the offeree company and (ii) any securities exchange offeror(s). An Opening Position Disclosure by a person to whom Rule 8.3(a) applies must be made by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the 10th business day following the commencement of the offer period and, if appropriate, by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the 10th business day following the announcement in which any securities exchange offeror is first identified. Relevant persons who deal in the relevant securities of the offeree company or of a securities exchange offeror prior to the deadline for making an Opening Position Disclosure must instead make a Dealing Disclosure.

 

Under Rule 8.3(b) of the Code, any person who is, or becomes, interested in 1% or more of any class of relevant securities of the offeree company or of any securities exchange offeror must make a Dealing Disclosure if the person deals in any relevant securities of the offeree company or of any securities exchange offeror. A Dealing Disclosure must contain details of the dealing concerned and of the person's interests and short positions in, and rights to subscribe for, any relevant securities of each of (i) the offeree company and (ii) any securities exchange offeror(s), save to the extent that these details have previously been disclosed under Rule 8. A Dealing Disclosure by a person to whom Rule 8.3(b) applies must be made by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the business day following the date of the relevant dealing.

 

If two or more persons act together pursuant to an agreement or understanding, whether formal or informal, to acquire or control an interest in relevant securities of an offeree company or a securities exchange offeror, they will be deemed to be a single person for the purpose of Rule 8.3.

 

Opening Position Disclosures must also be made by the offeree company and by any offeror and Dealing Disclosures must also be made by the offeree company, by any offeror and by any persons acting in concert with any of them (see Rules 8.1, 8.2 and 8.4).

 

Details of the offeree and offeror companies in respect of whose relevant securities Opening Position Disclosures and Dealing Disclosures must be made can be found in the Disclosure Table on the Takeover Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk, including details of the number of relevant securities in issue, when the offer period commenced and when any offeror was first identified. You should contact the Panel's Market Surveillance Unit on +44 (0)20 7638 0129 if you are in any doubt as to whether you are required to make an Opening Position Disclosure or a Dealing Disclosure.

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