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This announcement is an advertisement for the purposes of the Prospectus Regulation Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") and is not a prospectus and not an offer of shares for sale in any jurisdiction, including in or into Australia, Canada, Japan or the United States.
Neither this announcement, nor anything contained herein, shall form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, any offer or commitment whatsoever in any jurisdiction. Investors should not subscribe for or purchase any shares referred to in this announcement except solely on the basis of the information contained in a prospectus in its final form (together with any supplementary prospectus, if relevant, the "Prospectus"), including the risk factors set out therein, that has been published by Darktrace plc on 30 April 2021 in connection with the offer of ordinary shares in the capital of the Company (the "Shares") and the admission of such Shares to the premium listing segment of the Official List of the FCA and to trading on the main market of London Stock Exchange plc (the "London Stock Exchange"). A copy of any Prospectus is available on Darktrace's website at https://ir.darktrace.com/ subject to certain access restrictions.
4 May 2021
Exercise of Over-allotment Option
The Company announces that, in connection with its initial public offering (the "Offer"), Jefferies International Limited, acting as stabilising manager, has exercised in its entirety the over-allotment option (the "Over-allotment Option") granted by Darktrace plc in respect of 9,905,535 existing ordinary shares of 0.01p each in the Company (the "Shares") at the offer price of 250 pence each.
Giving effect to the exercise of the Over-allotment Option, the total size of the Offer is 75,942,439 Shares, representing approximately 10.89 per cent of the 697,630,127 Shares in issue.
Brunswick (Public Relations adviser to the Company)
Charles Pretzlik / Caroline Daniel
+44 (0)20 7404 5959
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This announcement does not constitute or form a part of any offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for, or otherwise invest in, shares to any person in Australia, Canada, Japan or the United States (including its territories and possessions, any State of the United States and the District of Columbia) or in any jurisdiction to whom or in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful. Any shares referred to herein may not be offered or sold in the United States unless registered under the Securities Act except pursuant to a transaction exempt from, or not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. The Offer and sale of Shares referred to herein has not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act or under the applicable securities laws of Australia, Canada or Japan. Subject to certain exceptions, the Shares referred to herein may not be offered or sold in Australia, Canada or Japan or to, or for the account or benefit of, any national, resident or citizen of Australia, Canada or Japan. There will be no public offer of the Shares in Australia, Canada, Japan, the United States or elsewhere.
In the United Kingdom, this announcement is being distributed only to, and is directed only at, persons who: (A) (i) are "investment professionals" specified in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order") and/or (ii) fall within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (and only where the conditions contained in those Articles have been, or will at the relevant time be, satisfied); and (B) are "qualified investors" within the meaning of Article 2(e) of the Prospectus Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2017/1129) as it forms part of UK law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (all such persons together being referred to as "Relevant Persons"). In the European Economic Area (the "EEA"), this announcement is addressed only to and directed only at, persons in member states who are "qualified investors" within the meaning of Article 2(e) of the Prospectus Regulation (Regulation ((EU) 2017/1129) ("Qualified Investors"). This announcement must not be acted on or relied on (i) in the United Kingdom, by persons who are not Relevant Persons, and (ii) in any member state of the EEA, by persons who are not Qualified Investors. Any investment or investment activity to which this announcement relates is available only to: (i) in the United Kingdom, Relevant Persons; and (ii) in any member state of the EEA, Qualified Investors, and will be engaged in only with such persons.
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