CRD - Central Rand Gold Limited - Strategic Review Update Release Date: 19/09/2011 08:00:02 Code(s): CRD
CRD - Central Rand Gold Limited - Strategic Review Update
Central Rand Gold Limited
("CRG" or the "Company" or the "Group")
(Incorporated as a company with limited liability under the laws of Guernsey,
Company Number 45108)
(Incorporated as an external company with limited liability under the laws of
South Africa, registration number 2007/0192231/10)
Share code on LSE: CRND
Share code on JSE: CRD
As announced on 29 March 2011, the Company is in the process of conducting a
strategic review. One of the options being considered by the Company as part
of the strategic review is the sale of the entire issued share capital of the
Whilst the Company has had negotiations with several interested parties, all
approaches received to date have been rejected.
The strategic review together with the conventional mining trial continues
and CRG continues to consider all options including the possible sale of the
entire issued share capital of the Company. CRG therefore continues to be in
an offer period for the purposes of the UK Takeover Code.
Further updates will be made as appropriate.
For further information, please contact:
CRG +27 (0) 11 674 2304
Johan du Toit / Patrick Malaza
Evolution Securities Limited +44 (0) 20 7071 4300
Chris Sim / Neil Elliot
Merchantec Capital +27 (0) 11 325 6363
Roger Pitt / Monique Martinez
Buchanan Communications Limited +44 (0) 20 7466 5000
Bobby Morse James Strong
Jenni Newman Public Relations (Pty) Ltd +27 (0) 11 506 7351
Disclosure requirements of the Takeover Code (the "Code")
Under Rule 8.3(a) of the Code, any person who is interested in 1% or more of
any class of relevant securities of an offeree company or of any paper
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 paper 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 paper
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 paper offeror is first identified.
Relevant persons who deal in the relevant securities of the offeree company
or of a paper offeror prior to the deadline for making an Opening Position
Disclosure must instead make a Dealing Disclosure.
Under Rule 8.3(b) of the 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 paper offeror must make a Dealing Disclosure if the person deals in any
relevant securities of the offeree company or of any paper 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 paper offeror,
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 paper 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. If you are in any doubt as to whether you are required to
make an Opening Position Disclosure or a Dealing Disclosure, you should
contact the Panel`s Market Surveillance Unit on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.
19 September 2011
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