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THIS IS AN ANNOUNCEMENT FALLING UNDER RULE 2.8 OF THE CITY CODE ON TAKEOVERS AND MERGERS (THE "CODE")
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
23 September 2020
Statement from Platinum Equity: No intention to make an offer for AA plc (“AA”)
Platinum Equity announces today that discussions with the Board of AA have been terminated by mutual agreement and it does not intend to make an offer for AA.
As a result of this announcement, Platinum Equity will be bound by the restrictions contained in Rule 2.8 of the Code.
For the purposes of Rule 2.8 of the Code, Platinum Equity reserves the right to make or participate in an offer or possible offer for AA (and/or take any other action which would otherwise be restricted under Rule 2.8 of the Code) within 6 months following the date of this announcement:
1. with the agreement of the Board of AA;
2. following the announcement of a firm intention to make an offer for AA by a third party;
3. following the announcement by AA of a “whitewash” proposal (for the purposes of Note 1 on the Notes on Dispensations from Rule 9 of the Code) or a reverse takeover (as defined in the Code); or
4. if the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers determines that there has been a material change of circumstances.
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This announcement is not intended to, and does not, constitute or form part of any offer, invitation or the solicitation of an offer to purchase, otherwise acquire, subscribe for, sell or otherwise dispose of, any securities whether pursuant to this announcement or otherwise.
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