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Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC
01 December 2023
 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC

("Dechra" or the "Company")

Rule 2.9 Announcement

In accordance with Rule 2.9 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the "Code"), the Company confirms that as at the date and time of this announcement, it had in issue 113,899,065 ordinary shares of 1 pence each in issue and admitted to trading on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. The International Securities Identification Number for Dechra's ordinary shares is GB0009633180.

 

Enquiries:

Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC

+44 (0) 1606 814 730

Ian Page, Chief Executive Officer

Paul Sandland, Chief Financial Officer

Jonny Armstrong, Head of Investor Relations




Investec Bank plc (Sole Financial Adviser and Corporate Broker to Dechra)

+44 (0) 207 597 5970

Chris Treneman

Bruce Garrow

David Anderson

 


TooleyStreet Communications Ltd (PR Adviser to Dechra)

+44 (0) 77 8570 3523

Fiona Tooley, Director


 

Person responsible

The person responsible for arranging the release of this announcement on behalf of Dechra is Melanie Hall, Company Secretary.

Rule 26.1

In accordance with Rule 26.1 of the Code, a copy of this announcement will be available on the Company's website at www.dechra.com. The content of the website referred to in this announcement is not incorporated into and does not form part of this announcement.

Important Notice

Investec Bank plc ("Investec"), which is authorised in the United Kingdom by the Prudential Regulation Authority ("PRA") and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") and the PRA, is acting exclusively for the Company and no one else in connection with the subject matter of this announcements and shall not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to clients of Investec, nor for providing advice in connection with the Approach or any matter referred to herein. Neither Investec nor any of its affiliates (nor any of its or their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives or agents) owes or accepts any duty, liability or responsibility whatsoever (whether direct, indirect, consequential, whether in contract, in tort, under statute or otherwise) to any person who is not a client of Investec in connection with the Approach, this announcement, any statement contained herein or otherwise.

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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