Disclosure Table

THE TAKEOVER PANEL – DISCLOSURE TABLE
23 April 2014
The following are today’s changes to the Disclosure Table:
ADDITIONS
None
DELETIONS
None
AMENDMENTS
None
DISCLOSURE TABLE
OFFEREE: AZ Electronic Materials SA
Offer period commenced: 07:06 05-Dec-2013
USD 0.10 ordinaryISIN: LU0552383324NSI: 380,913,552
OFFEROR: Merck 15. Allgemeine Beteiligungs-GmbH (an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Merck KGaA)
Offeror identified: 07:06 05-Dec-2013
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
OFFEREE: Bellzone Mining Plc
Offer period commenced: 10:12 28-Mar-2014
OrdinaryISIN: JE00B3N0SJ29NSI: 731,319,355
OFFEROR: China Sonangol International (S) Pte Ltd
Offeror identified: 10:12 28-Mar-2014
Rule 2.6 deadline: 17:00 25-Apr-2014
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
OFFEREE: Carphone Warehouse Group Plc
Offer period commenced: 09:52 24-Feb-2014
0.1p ordinaryISIN: GB00B4Y7R145NSI: 576,067,769
OFFEROR: Dixons Retail Plc
Offeror identified: 09:52 24-Feb-2014
Rule 2.6 deadline: 17:00 19-May-2014
2.5p ordinaryISIN: GB0000472455NSI: 3,661,010,042
OFFEREE: Dixons Retail Plc
Offer period commenced: 09:52 24-Feb-2014
2.5p ordinaryISIN: GB0000472455NSI: 3,661,010,042
OFFEROR: Carphone Warehouse Group Plc
Offeror identified: 09:52 24-Feb-2014
Rule 2.6 deadline: 17:00 19-May-2014
0.1p ordinaryISIN: GB00B4Y7R145NSI: 576,067,769
OFFEREE: Elektron Technology Plc
Offer period commenced: 15:20 07-Apr-2014
5p ordinaryISIN: GB00B0C5RG72NSI: 119,526,265
OFFEROR: No named offeror
OFFEREE: Essar Energy Plc
Offer period commenced: 16:18 14-Feb-2014
5p ordinaryISIN: GB00B5SXPF57NSI: 1,303,437,293
4.25% guaranteed convertible bonds due February 2016ISIN: XS0582769872USD: 550,000,000
OFFEROR: Energy Bidco Holdings Limited (an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Essar Global Fund Limited)
Offeror identified: 16:18 14-Feb-2014
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
OFFEREE: F&C Asset Management Plc
Offer period commenced: 12:15 27-Jan-2014
0.1p ordinaryISIN: GB0004658141NSI: 588,785,844
OFFEROR: BMO Global Asset Management (Europe) Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank Of Montreal)
Offeror identified: 12:15 27-Jan-2014
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
OFFEREE: Heart of Midlothian Plc (See note 9 below)
Offer period commenced: 16:10 17-Apr-2014
10p ordinary NSI: 146,919,350
OFFEROR: Bidco (1874) Limited
Offeror identified: 16:10 17-Apr-2014
Rule 2.6 deadline: 17:00 15-May-2014
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
OFFEREE: Manroy Plc
Offer period commenced: 09:59 26-Nov-2013
5p ordinaryISIN: GB00B4L12X65NSI: 19,044,202
OFFEROR: FN Herstal SA
Offeror identified: 09:59 26-Nov-2013
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
OFFEREE: Parkwood Holdings Plc (See note 9 below)
Offer period commenced: 07:00 09-Apr-2014
1p ordinary NSI: 13,218,365
OFFEROR: Alston Acquisitions Limited
Offeror identified: 07:00 09-Apr-2014
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
OFFEREE: Pochin’s Plc
Offer period commenced: 17:15 09-Dec-2013
25p ordinaryISIN: GB0006926017NSI: 20,800,000
OFFEROR: James Nicholson and the members of the Cedric Pochin concert party
Offeror identified: 17:15 09-Dec-2013
Rule 2.6 deadline: 17:00 28-Apr-2014
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
OFFEREE: Probability Plc
Offer period commenced: 07:00 18-Feb-2014
1p ordinaryISIN: GB00B16KQ132NSI: 33,782,257
OFFEROR: GTECH UK Interactive Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of GTECH S.p.A.)
Offeror identified: 07:00 18-Feb-2014
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
OFFEREE: Quercus Publishing Plc
Offer period commenced: 07:00 22-Jan-2014
0.8p ordinaryISIN: GB00B1G17S00NSI: 20,545,620
OFFEROR: Hodder & Stoughton Limited (a wholly owned subsidiary of Hachette UK Limited)
Offeror identified: 07:00 25-Mar-2014
Rule 2.6 deadline: N/A
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
OFFEREE: Straight Plc
Offer period commenced: 15:49 14-Feb-2014
1p ordinaryISIN: GB0033695486NSI: 11,899,294
OFFEROR: One Fifty One Plc
Offeror identified: 15:49 14-Feb-2014
Rule 2.6 deadline: 17:00 25-Apr-2014
Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required
Notes:
1.Rule 8 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”) sets out the circumstances in which Dealing Disclosures and/or Opening Position Disclosures are required to be made by the parties to an offer, persons acting in concert with them, persons with an interest in relevant securities of 1% or more and exempt principal traders (“EPTs”) connected with the parties to an offer.
2.Where an offeror is marked “Disclosure of dealings and positions in this offeror is not required”, dealings and positions in relevant securities of that offeror are not required to be disclosed under Rule 8. This is either because it has been announced that the offer or possible offer is, or is likely to be, solely in cash or because disclosure is not required for some other reason.
3.Dealings and positions required to be disclosed under Rule 8 of the Code include dealings and positions in derivatives referenced to, and options in respect of, relevant securities of an offeree company and, where appropriate, an offeror (see Note 2 above).
4.The information set out in the Disclosure Table relating to the relevant securities in issue of an offeree company or of an offeror (and any amendments thereto) has been extracted from the relevant announcement made by such company under Rule 2.10 of the Code. Similarly, details of any deadline set under Rule 2.6 by which a potential offeror must announce either a firm intention to make a bid or that it does not intend to make an offer (or, in the case of Rule 2.6(a), by which the Panel must consent to an extension of the deadline) has been extracted from the relevant announcement made by the offeree company.
5.Additions and deletions of offeree companies and offerors are reflected in the Disclosure Table throughout the day, following the relevant announcement. Other amendments may also be made throughout the day. In any event, details of the classes of relevant securities issued by an offeree or offeror company, the number of such securities in issue (“NSI”) and the International Securities Identification Number (“ISIN”) of such securities announced under Rule 2.10 of the Code before 5.00 p.m. each day will be included in the final version of the Disclosure Table by 5.30 p.m. that day. The final version of the Disclosure Table issued each day will be marked “Final” and persons required to make Dealing Disclosures and Opening Position Disclosures are advised to use that final version. Any changes to a potential offeror’s Rule 2.6 deadline will also be reflected in the “Final” version of the Disclosure Table, although any such changes will not be shown in the “Amendments” section at the top of the Disclosure Table.
6.Dealing Disclosures by the parties to an offer, persons acting in concert with them and connected EPTs must be made by no later than 12 noon on the business day following the date of the relevant dealing and Dealing Disclosures by persons with an interest in relevant securities of 1% or more must be made by 3.30 pm on the business day (as defined in the Code) following the date of the relevant dealing.
7.Opening Position Disclosures by the parties to and offer and by connected EPTs must be made by no later than 12 noon on the 10th business day after the commencement of the offer period or the announcement that first identifies an offeror (as the case may be). Where required, Opening Position Disclosures by persons with interests in relevant securities of 1% or more must be made by no later than 3.30 pm on the 10th business day after the commencement of the offer period or the announcement that first identifies an offeror (as the case may be). Details of the time and date at which an offer period commenced and at which an offeror was first identified are set out in the Disclosure Table. In order to calculate the deadline for Opening Position Disclosures, it is therefore necessary to count forward 10 business days from the relevant date.
8.Opening Position Disclosures and Dealing Disclosures required under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service. A copy must also be sent to the Panel’s Market Surveillance Unit by fax (+44 (0) 20 7236 7013) or by email (monitoring@disclosure.org.uk).
9.This note is applicable if it says “See note 9 below” by the name of the company in the Disclosure Table above. The Executive has granted the company a dispensation from the requirements under the Code that announcements must be published via a Regulatory Information Service. The company is instead required to publish all announcements on its website. The Executive has also granted a dispensation from Note 3 on Rule 8 of the Code that disclosures made under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a RIS. Therefore, Opening Position Disclosures and Dealing Disclosures required under Rule 8 of the Code may be made to the company at the address stated in the announcement that commenced the offer period. A copy must also be sent to the Panel’s Market Surveillance Unit by fax (+44(0)20 7236 7013)or by email (monitoring@disclosure.org.uk).
10.The following are approved Regulatory Information Services: 
 Business Wire Regulatory Disclosure provided by Business Wire+44 (0)20 7626 1982
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 News Release Express provided by Marketwire+44 (0)20 7220 4500
 PR Newswire Disclose provided by PR Newswire +44 (0)20 7454 5241
 RNS provided by the London Stock Exchange +44 (0)20 7797 4400
 marCo – Market Communication Office provided by Tensid Ltd of Switzerland +41 41 763 0050
 DGAP IR.COCKPIT provided by EquityStory AG+49 89 21 02 98 – 50

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