Panel Statements for 2008

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Number Date Subject Summary
2008/47 19/12/2008 Code Committee – Response Statements Publication of Response Statement 2008/2 (Miscellaneous Code amendments), Response Statement 2008/3 (Electronic communications, websites and information rights) and Instrument 2008/4
2008/46 11/12/2008 Imperial Energy Corporation PLC Reasons for the Hearings Committee’s decision
2008/45 08/12/2008 Imperial Energy Corporation Plc Holding announcement of the Hearings Committee decision
2008/44 26/11/2008 Rio Tinto Plc End of offer period as a result of inability to satisfy ECMR pre-condition
2008/43 16/10/2008 Serica Energy Plc Requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 10 November 2008
2008/42 07/10/2008 Andor Technology Plc Requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 13 October 2008
2008/41 09/09/2008 Informa Plc Requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 26 September 2008
2008/40 04/09/2008 Taylor Nelson Sofres Plc Offer timetable extended
2008/39 03/09/2008 Lonmin Plc Requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 2 October 2008
2008/38 27/08/2008 Michael Page International Plc Requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 30 September 2008
2008/37 21/08/2008 Thus Group Plc Offer timetable extended
2008/36 21/08/2008 Angle Plc Requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 12 September 2008
2008/35 29/07/2008 Code amendments Implementation of amendments in relation to competition reference periods and other minor and consequential amendments
2008/34 18/07/2008 Code Committee – Public Consultation Papers Issue of Public Consultation Paper 2008/2 (Miscellaneous Code amendments) and Public Consultation Paper 2008/3 (Electronic communications, websites and information rights)
2008/33 16/07/2008 2008 Annual Report Publication of Panel’s 2008 Annual Report
2008/32 15/07/2008 Code Committee – Response Statement 2008/1 (Competition Reference Periods) and other minor and consequential code amendments Publication of Response Statement 2008/1 and Instruments 2008/2 and 2008/3
2008/31 10/07/2008 Issue, withdrawal and amendment of practice statements Issue of Practice Statements No.22, No.23 and No.24, withdrawal of Practice Statements No.4 and No.15 and amendment of Practice Statement No.20 [Practice Statement No.24 has been amended]
2008/30 04/07/2008 Grainger Plc Requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 19 August 2008
2008/29 02/07/2008 Taylor Nelson Sofres Plc Requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 9 July 2008
2008/28 30/06/2008 Enodis Plc Result of auction procedure
2008/27 27/06/2008 TDG Plc Extension of the requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid from 27 June to 4 July 2008
2008/26 24/06/2008 Enodis Plc Auction procedure introduced under Rule 32.5
2008/25 20/06/2008 TDG Plc Extension of the requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid from 20 June to 27 June 2008
2008/24 13/06/2008 TDG Plc Procedure regarding the requirement for potential competing offerors to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid ahead of 20 June 2008
2008/23 06/06/2008 New Deputy Director General for the Takeover Panel Panel Executive appointment
2008/22 05/06/2008 Companies (Takeovers and Mergers) (Jersey) Law Regulation of takeovers and mergers of Jersey companies
2008/21 30/05/2008 Novera Energy Plc Procedure regarding the requirement for potential competing offerors to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid ahead of the deadline of 2 June 2008
2008/20 21/05/2008 TDG Plc Requirement for potential competing offerors to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 20 June 2008
2008/19 08/05/2008 Novera Energy Plc Requirement for potential competing offerors to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 2 June 2008
2008/18 14/04/2008 Imprint Plc Result of auction procedure
2008/17 11/04/2008 Kazakhmys Plc Requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 16 May 2008
2008/16 10/04/2008 Imprint Plc Auction procedure introduced under Rule 32.5
2008/15 04/04/2008 Code amendments Implementation of minor amendments to Rule 29 of the Code (Asset valuations)
2008/14 03/04/2008 Friends Provident Plc Requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 30 April 2008
2008/13 07/03/2008 GCap Media Plc Extension of the requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid from 31 March to 1 April 2008
2008/12 07/03/2008 GCap Media Plc Extension of the requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid from 26 March to 31 March 2008
2008/11 07/03/2008 Issue and amendment of Practice Statements Issue of Practice Statements Nos 20 and 21 and amendment of Practice Statement No 12
[Practice Statement No.20 has been amended]
2008/10 05/03/2008 GCap Media Plc Extension of the requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid from 5 March to 26 March 2008
2008/09 04/03/2008 Code Committee – Public Consutation Paper and minor Code amendments Issue of Public Consultation Paper 2008/1 (Competition Reference Periods) and Instrument 2008/1 (Minor Amendments to Rule 29)
2008/08 28/02/2008 Imprint Plc Requirement for potential competing offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 4 March 2008
2008/07 13/02/2008 Imprint Plc Result of Imprint Auction
2008/06 08/02/2008 Imprint Plc Auction procedure introduced under Rule 32.5
2008/05 31/01/2008 GCap Media Plc Requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid by 5 March 2008
2008/04 24/01/2008 Scottish & Newcastle Plc Extension of the requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid from 24 January to 25 January 2008
2008/03 17/01/2008 Scottish & Newcastle Plc Extension of the requirement for potential offeror to make Rule 2.5 announcement or announce no intention to bid from 21 January to 24 January 2008
2008/02 14/01/2008 Withdrawal, issue and amendment of Practice Statements Withdrawal of Practice Statements 7, 13, 14 and 17; issue of Practice Statement 19; amendment of Practice Statements 1, 9 and 11
2008/01 14/01/2008 Code amendments Implementation of amendments in relation to schemes of arrangement and other minor amendments

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