Walls & Futures REIT - Response to Virgata Services Limited announcement
RNS Number : 6982C
Walls & Futures REIT PLC
22 June 2021
 

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART IN, INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION.

 

 

22 June 2021

 

WALLS & FUTURES REIT PLC

 ("Walls & Futures" or the "Company")

 

Response to Virgata Services Limited announcement

 

The Directors of Walls & Futures (the "Board") note the announcement made on 21 June 2021 (the "Third Closing Announcement") by Virgata Services Limited ("Virgata") and in particular that at the third closing date Virgata had received only 9.3 per cent. acceptances to its opportunistic offer, exactly the same level as announced on 10 June 2021.

The Board remains pleased to see that over 90% of shareholders have not validly accepted and continues to recommend that shareholders take no action and do not accept the Offer, for the reasons set out in the Board's Response Circular (announced, published and sent to shareholders on 20 May 2021).

A further announcement will be made as and when appropriate.

 

Definitions in this announcement are the same as those used in the announcement issued by the Company dated 20 May 2021.

 

Enquiries:

 

Walls & Futures REIT PLC                                                        0333 700 7171     

Joe McTaggart, Chief Executive

Website www.wallsandfutures.com

 

Allenby Capital Limited (Corporate and Financial Adviser)                               

Nick Harriss/James Reeve/David Worlidge                                 020 3328 5656

 

Disclosure requirements of the Takeover Code

 

Under Rule 8.3(a) of the Takeover Code, any person who is interested in 1% or more of any class of relevant securities of an offeree company or of any securities exchange offeror (being any offeror other than an offeror in respect of which it has been announced that its offer is, or is likely to be, solely in cash) must make an Opening Position Disclosure following the commencement of the offer period and, if later, following the announcement in which any securities exchange offeror is first identified. An Opening Position Disclosure must contain details of the person's interests and short positions in, and rights to subscribe for, any relevant securities of each of (i) the offeree company and (ii) any securities exchange offeror(s). An Opening Position Disclosure by a person to whom Rule 8.3(a) applies must be made by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the 10th business day following the commencement of the offer period and, if appropriate, by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the 10th business day following the announcement in which any securities exchange offeror is first identified. Relevant persons who deal in the relevant securities of the offeree company or of a securities exchange offeror prior to the deadline for making an Opening Position Disclosure must instead make a Dealing Disclosure.

 

Under Rule 8.3(b) of the Takeover Code, any person who is, or becomes, interested in 1% or more of any class of relevant securities of the offeree company or of any securities exchange offeror must make a Dealing Disclosure if the person deals in any relevant securities of the offeree company or of any securities exchange offeror. A Dealing Disclosure must contain details of the dealing concerned and of the person's interests and short positions in, and rights to subscribe for, any relevant securities of each of (i) the offeree company and (ii) any securities exchange offeror(s), save to the extent that these details have previously been disclosed under Rule 8. A Dealing Disclosure by a person to whom Rule 8.3(b) applies must be made by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the business day following the date of the relevant dealing.

 

If two or more persons act together pursuant to an agreement or understanding, whether formal or informal, to acquire or control an interest in relevant securities of an offeree company or a securities exchange offeror, they will be deemed to be a single person for the purpose of Rule 8.3.

 

Opening Position Disclosures must also be made by the offeree company and by any offeror and Dealing Disclosures must also be made by the offeree company, by any offeror and by any persons acting in concert with any of them (see Rules 8.1, 8.2 and 8.4).

 

Details of the offeree and offeror companies in respect of whose relevant securities Opening Position Disclosures and Dealing Disclosures must be made can be found in the Disclosure Table on the Takeover Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk , including details of the number of relevant securities in issue, when the offer period commenced and when any offeror was first identified. You should contact the Takeover Panel's Market Surveillance Unit on +44 (0)20 7638 0129 if you are in any doubt as to whether you are required to make an Opening Position Disclosure or a Dealing Disclosure.

 

Additional information

 

Allenby Capital Limited ("Allenby Capital") is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom. Allenby Capital is acting as financial adviser exclusively for Walls & Futures and no one else in connection with the matters set out in this announcement and will not regard any other person as its client in relation to the matters set out in this announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than Walls & Futures for providing the protections afforded to clients of Allenby Capital or its affiliates, or for providing advice in relation to the contents of this announcement or any other matter referred to herein.

 

Publication on a website

 

In accordance with Rule 26.1 of the Code, a copy of this announcement will be available at https://reit.wallsandfutures.com/unsolicited-offer. The content of the website referred to in this announcement is not incorporated into and does not form part of this announcement. 

 

 

 

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