Shareholder Approval at General Meeting

26/09/2011
 

AssetCo plc ("AssetCo" or the "Company")

Approval of the Capital Reorganisation, the Share Exchange, the Placing, the Rule 9 Waiver and Admission of New Ordinary Shares


Further to the Company's announcement made on 9 September 2011 and the circular posted to shareholders, the Company announces that at a general meeting held earlier today, all resolutions required to implement the following Proposals have been passed:

·      A capital reorganisation and a 1 for 1,000 share consolidation.

·      The exchange of the Subsidiary Preference Shares in consideration for the issue of 3.75 million new ordinary shares of 10p each (the "New Ordinary Shares") by the Company.

·      A placing of 7 million New Ordinary Shares to raise GBP14 million (before expenses).

·      A waiver of obligations under Rule 9 of the Code which would otherwise arise from the Share Exchange and Placing.
 

This follows approval of the Scheme of Arrangement by creditors of the Company, as announced on 22 September 2011.  The Scheme of Arrangement remains to be sanctioned by the Court. The Company expects to seek the sanction of the Court on 28 September 2011.
 

Application is being made for 11,000,712 New Ordinary Shares of 10p each to be admitted to AIM.  This represents the entire issued ordinary share capital of the Company following completion of the Capital Reorganisation, Share Exchange and Placing.  Admission is expected to occur on 30 September 2011.
 

As a consequence of the approval of the Proposals and following completion of the Placing and the Share Exchange, North Atlantic Value LLP, Utilico Group (being Utilico Investment Limited and Bermuda Commercial Bank) and Henderson Global Investors Limited are interested in the following number of New Ordinary Shares:

 

Shareholder Number of New Ordinary Shares Percentage of the total issued ordinary share capital Number of warrants exercisable at 200p each
North Atlantic Value LLP  5,915,779  53.8 1,082,884
Utilico Group 2,379,983 21.6 1,166,666
Henderson Global Investors Limited 2,349,304 21.4 1,166,666

    
   

In this announcement, unless inconsistent with the subject or context, the defined terms shall have the meaning ascribed to them in the Circular.  Copies of the Scheme of Arrangement and Circular are available on the Company website at www.assetco.com.

 
 

Enquiries:

 

AssetCo plc

Tudor Davies: +44 (0) 207 614 5917

 

Arden Partners plc

Richard Day: +44 (0) 207 614 5917

Adrian Trimmings

Chris Thomas

 

Espirito Santo Investment Bank

John Llewellyn-Lloyd: +44 (0) 20 3429 1426

John Riddell

 

Citigate Dewe Rogerson

Fiona Tooley: Office: +44 (0) 121 362 4035

Mobile: +44 (0) 7785 703 523

 

 

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