On 30 October 2019, TerraCom Limited (TerraCom or Company) announced that it has reached a binding agreement to acquire 104,467,056 securities in Universal Coal plc (UNV), being approximately 19.9% of the issued share capital UNV. The acquisition was via a wholly owned subsidiary of TerraCom, TCIG Resources Pte Ltd (TCIG).
On 3 February 2020, the board of TerraCom announced an offer by TCIG to acquire the entire issued and to be issued share capital of UNV not already directly or indirectly owned by it (the Offer). The Offer is to be implemented by way of a contractual takeover offer within the meaning given to that term in section 974 of the UK Companies Act.
For further details regarding the offer, CLICK HERE
For additional information with respect to the Offer Closing Dates and contact information, please see below.
Questions or request for replacement acceptance form
If you are a UNV CDI Holder and have questions relating to this announcement or the completion and return of the CDI Acceptance Form, please contact the Australia Receiving Agent, Link Market Services, or the Company as detailed below:
- Call Link Market Services on +61 1300 330 255 between 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. (Sydney time) Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays in Australia). Calls to the Australia Receiving Agent from within Australia are at a fixed rate comparable to a local call aside from any of your service provider’s network extras. Calls to the Australia Receiving Agent from outside Australia are charged at applicable international rates. Different charges may apply to calls made from mobile phones.
- E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a UNV Shareholder and have questions relating to this announcement or the completion and return of the Form of Acceptance, please telephone the UK Receiving Agent on +44(0)371 664 0321 between 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. (London time) Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays in England and Wales). Calls are charged at the standard geographic rate and will vary by provider. Calls outside the United Kingdom will be charged at the applicable international rate.
Timetable (as at 16 March 2020)
As of Today
CDI Acceptance Expiry
23 March 2020 at 7.00 p.m. (Sydney time)
Closes in 5 Business Days
25 March 2020 at 1.00 p.m. (London time)
Closes in 7 Business Days
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Possible offer for Universal Coal plc (UNV) by a wholly owned subsidiary of TerraCom Limited (TerraCom) (the Offer)
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