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5 February 2021
Dr. Martens plc
Exercise of Over-allotment Option
Further to its announcement on 29 January 2021 relating to its initial public offering (the "Offer"), Dr. Martens plc ("Dr. Martens") announces that Goldman Sachs International, acting as the stabilising manager, has today given notice to exercise the over-allotment option (the "Over-allotment Option") granted by IngreLux S.àr.l., a Luxembourg company owned by funds advised by Permira, in respect of 52,500,005 ordinary shares in Dr. Martens at the offer price of 370 pence each.
Giving effect to the exercise of the Over-allotment Option, the final total size of the Offer is £1.489 billion (402,500,040 ordinary shares), representing in total 40.3 per cent. of the ordinary shares in Dr. Martens.
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Finsbury (public relations adviser to Dr. Martens)
· Rollo Head / James Leviton / Nidaa Lone
+44 (0)207 251 3801
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