Panel Statements for 2005

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Number Date Subject Summary
2005/48 16/12/2005 APPOINTMENT OF DAVID WATKINS AS SECRETARY Panel Executive appointment
2005/47 25/11/2005 AEGIS GROUP PLC Clarification the Mr Bollore not bound by Rule 2.8 restrictions
2005/46 23/11/2005 LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE PLC Requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 15 December 2005
2005/45 18/11/2005 PUBLIC CONSULTATION PAPER Issue of Public Consultation Paper 2005/5
2005/44 09/11/2005 PANEL EXECUTIVE PRACTICE STATEMENTS Issue of Practice Statements No.14 and No.15
[Practice Statement No.14 has been withdrawn]
2005/43 07/11/2005 CODE AMENDMENTS AND WEBSITE UPGRADE Implementation of Code amendments and upgrade of Panel website, including summary of the provisions of Rule 8.
2005/42 02/11/2005 CODE COMMITTEE – PUBLIC CONSULTATION PAPERS Issue of Public Consultation Papers 2005/3 and 2005/4
2005/41 28/10/2005 AEGIS GROUP – WPP GROUP PLC AND HELLMAN & FRIEDMAN LLC Requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 25 November 2005
2005/40 17/10/2005 EAST SURREY HOLDINGS PLC –KELLEN ACQUISITIONS LIMITED Ruling of the Panel Executive that Kellen Acquisitions Limited may not lapse its offer for East Surrey Holdings Plc
2005/39 14/10/2005 SOMERFIELD PLC – APAX PARTNERS WORLDWIDE LLP, BARCLAYS CAPITAL AND THE TCHENGUIZ FAMILY TRUST Extension to the requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid until further notice
2005/38 05/10/2005 BPB PLC Offer timetable extended
2005/37 16/09/2005 SOMERFIELD PLC – APAX PARTNERS WORLDWIDE LLP, BARCLAYS CAPITAL & THE TCHENGUIZ FAMILY TRUST – LONDON & REGIONAL PROPERTIES LIMITED Requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 14 October 2005
2005/36 14/09/2005 RENTOKIL INITIAL PLC – RAPHOE MANAGEMENT LIMITED Requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 17 October 2005
2005/35 16/08/2005 NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL FOR THE TAKEOVER PANEL Panel Executive appointment
2005/34 05/08/2005 CODE COMMITTEE – RESPONSE STATEMENT 2005/02 Response Statement 2005/02
2005/33 04/08/2005 PANEL EXECUTIVE PRACTICE STATEMENTS Issue of Practice Statements No.12 and No.13
[Practice Statement No.12 has been amended. Practice Statement No.13 has been withdrawn]
2005/32 15/07/2005 URBIUM PLC – REGENT INNS PLC Potential offeror no longer required to make Rule 2.5 announcement or to announce no intention to bid by 21 July 2005
2005/31 14/07/2005 2005 ANNUAL REPORT Publication of Panel’s 2005 Annual Report
2005/30 11/07/2005 HARDY UNDERWRITING GROUP PLC – OMEGA UNDERWRITING HOLDINGS PLC Requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 1 August 2005
2005/29 30/06/2005 WITHDRAWAL RIGHTS UNDER THE PROSPECTUS DIRECTIVE The effect of withdrawal rights under the Prospectus Directive on Takeovers
2005/28 23/06/2005 URBIUM PLC – REGENT INNS PLC Requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 21 July 2005
2005/27 13/05/2005 CODE COMMITTEE – PUBLIC CONSULTATION PAPER Issue of Public Consultation Paper 2005/02
2005/26 28/04/2005 MANCHESTER UNITED PLC – THE MALCOLM I GLAZER FAMILY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP Requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 17 May 2005
2005/25 25/04/2005 TIGER ACQUISITION CORP – BELEGGINGSMAATSCHAPPIJ FLORISSANT NV – QXL RICARDO PLC Public criticism of Teather & Greenwood as a result of breaches of Rule 38
2005/24 25/04/2005 PANEL EXECUTIVE PRACTICE STATEMENTS Issue of Practice Statements No.10 and No.11
[Practice Statement No.10 has been amended. Practice Statement No.11 has been amended]
2005/23 25/04/2005 CODE COMMITTEE – RESPONSE STATEMENT 2004/04 Response Statement 2004/04
2005/22 29/03/2005 CREST NICHOLSON PLC – HERON CORPORATION Requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 4 May 2005
2005/21 29/03/2005 RENSBURG PLC – RATHBONE BROTHERS PLC Requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 11 April 2005
2005/20 24/03/2005 PERPETUAL INCOME AND GROWTH TRUST PLC – SECURITIES TRUST OF SCOTLAND PLC Dealings in relevant securities of Lowland Investment Company Plc to be subject to the disclosure requirements of Rules 8 and 38
2005/19 18/03/2005 WOOLWORTHS GROUP PLC – APAX PARTNERS WORLDWIDE LLP Extension to the requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 6 May 2005
2005/18 16/03/2005 CODE COMMITTEE – RESPONSE STATEMENT 2004/03 Response Statement 2004/03
2005/17 15/03/2005 BRITISH VITA PLC – TEXAS PACIFIC GROUP Extension to the requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 22 March 2005
2005/16 04/03/2005 TIGER ACQUISITION CORP – BELEGGINGSMAATSCHAPPIJ FLORISSANT NV – QXL RICARDO PLC Auction procedure rules
2005/15 28/02/2005 PANEL EXECUTIVE PRACTICE STATEMENT Issue of Practice Statement No.9
[Practice Statement No.9 has been withdrawn]
2005/14 25/02/2005 DIRECTOR GENERAL Secondment of Director General extended
2005/13 22/02/2005 WOOLWORTHS GROUP PLC – APAX PARTNERS WORLDWIDE LLP Requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 21 March 2005
2005/12 18/02/2005 BRITISH VITA PLC – TEXAS PACIFIC GROUP Requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 21 March 2005
2005/11 21/01/2005 COUNTRYSIDE PROPERTIES PLC – COPTHORN LIMITED – ROCK PACIFIC LIMITED Further offer timetable extension
2005/10 20/01/2005 THE EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE ON TAKEOVER BIDS Issue of Explanatory Paper about DTI Consultation Document on the Takeovers Directive
2005/09 18/01/2005 COUNTRYSIDE PROPERTIES PLC – COPTHORN LIMITED – ROCK PACIFIC LIMITED Offer timetable extended
2005/08 14/01/2005 QXL RICARDO PLC – TIGER ACQUISITION CORPORATION LIMITED – BELEGGINGSMAATSCHAPPIJ FLORISSANT NV Recommencement of offer timetable
2005/07 14/01/2005 BALTIMORE TECHNOLOGIES PLC – EARTHPORT PLC Requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 31 January 2005
2005/06 13/01/2005 QXL RICARDO PLC – TIGER ACQUISITION CORPORATION LIMITED – BELEGGINGSMAATSCHAPPIJ FLORISSANT NV Further timetable suspension
2005/05 13/01/2005 PANEL EXECUTIVE PRACTICE STATEMENT Issue of Practice Statement No.8
2005/04 10/01/2005 QXL RICARDO PLC – TIGER ACQUISITION CORPORATION LIMITED – BELEGGINGSMAATSCHAPPIJ FLORISSANT NV Suspension of offer timetable
2005-03 10/01/2005 COUNTRYSIDE PROPERTIES PLC – COPTHORN LIMITED – ROCK PACIFIC LIMITED Extension of deadline for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid to 5:00pm on 10 January 2005
2005/02 10/01/2005 COUNTRYSIDE PROPERTIES PLC – COPTHORN LIMITED – ROCK PACIFIC LIMITED Requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 10 January 2005
2005/01 07/01/2005 CODE COMMITTEE – PUBLIC CONSULTATION PAPER Issue of Public Consultation Paper 2005/1
 

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