Daily Mail and General Trust plc (54HB,DMGT)
26 May 2022
Daily Mail and General Trust plc (‘DMGT’)
Update on expected timing of settlement of the
Share Element of the Special Dividend
Former DMGT Shareholders are referred to the offer document in relation to the recommended cash offer for all of the issued and to be issued DMGT A Shares not already owned by RCL, published on 6 November 2021 (the ‘Original Offer Document’) and to the final offer document in relation to the recommended increased and final offer (the ‘Final Offer’) published on 2 December 2021 (the ‘Final Offer Document’). Capitalised terms in this announcement have the meanings given to them in the Original Offer Document and Final Offer Document.
DMGT Shareholders who held their DMGT Shares in certificated form will receive their book entry account settlement of ownership, being a ‘direct registration statement’, evidencing such DMGT Shareholder’s ownership of Cazoo Shares by EQ Shareowner Services shortly after the issue of such Cazoo Shares, and in any event within 14 days of the date that Cazoo Shares are transferred to them.
EQ Shareowner Services can be contacted by telephone at 1-800-468-9716 (US toll-free) or +1-651-450-4064 (US direct), or online at shareowneronline.com. EQ Shareowner Services are available to assist Monday through Friday from 7.00am to 7.00pm US Central Time.
Unlike DMGT Shares, the Cazoo Shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange and are not capable of being held, transferred or settled through the CREST settlement systems. For this reason, DMGT Shareholders who held their DMGT Shares in uncertificated form through CREST (directly or through a broker or other nominee with a CREST account) will not be issued Cazoo Shares directly, but will be issued such number of CDIs as is equivalent to the number of Cazoo Shares they would otherwise be entitled to receive under the Special Dividend. A CDI is a CREST depository interest representing an entitlement to a share and, under the arrangement, one Cazoo CDI will represent one Cazoo Share.
The Cazoo CDIs will reflect the same economic rights as are attached to the Cazoo Shares. However, while the holders of Cazoo CDIs will have an interest in the underlying Cazoo Shares, they will not be registered holders of the Cazoo Shares. Instead, CREST International Nominees Limited will hold the shares on behalf of each holder of Cazoo CDIs, through the DTC (the central securities depository in the US). Holders of Cazoo CDIs will otherwise be treated in the same manner as if they were registered holders of the Cazoo Shares underlying the Cazoo CDIs, in each case in accordance with applicable law and, so far as is possible, in accordance with the CREST arrangements.
The Cazoo Shares to which such DMGT shareholders will be entitled will be delivered, held and settled in CREST and linked to the underlying Cazoo Shares by means of the CREST International Settlement Service.
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