EARLY EQUITY PLC: Result of Open Offer
Early Equity Plc
("Early Equity" or the "Company")
Result of Open Offer On 3 October 2012 the Company announced that it would be undertaking an Open Offer to raise approximately £200,000 (gross of expenses) through the issue of 199,953,000 ordinary shares at an Open Offer Price of 0.1 pence per ordinary share. Details of the Open Offer are set out in the General Meeting Notice that was sent on 14 September 2012 ("Notice"). The Open Offer closed at 4.30pm on 25 October 2012. Other defined terms in this announcement are as defined in the Notice. Early Equity is pleased to announce that valid applications under the Open Offer have been received from Qualifying Shareholders for 115,822,440 ordinary shares. As stated in the Notice, GAEA Resources Limited ("GAEA") has taken up its full entitlement under the Open Offer. In addition and as per the underwriting agreement with the Company, GAEA has taken up the entitlements of all Qualifying Shareholders who have not taken up their entitlements under the Open Offer. Consequently, GAEA has been issued with an additional 84,130,560 ordinary shares of the Company at the Open Offer Price. As a result of the Open Offer, the following hold a disclosable interest in the shares of the Company: Name: Total shares issued Resultant Holding: Percentage as part of the Open Holding: Offer:
GAEA Resources 138,130,560 150,130,560 61.43% Limited
*Hui Jie Lim 51,750,000 63,250,000 25.88%
*Hui Jie Lim is an Executive Director of the Company
In accordance with the FSA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules, the Board of Early Equity confirms that the Company has 244,387,001 shares of 0.1p in issue carrying voting rights.
The above figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine whether they are required to notify their interest in, or change to their interest in the Company under the FSA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.
Hui Jie Lim, Executive Director of the Company, commented: "We are delighted to have successfully completed the Open Offer and we are pleased that many of the smaller Shareholders chose to take advantage of this opportunity. The result demonstrates the support of our shareholders for the Company's progression, which enables us to pursue our global investment strategy with great confidence, as the Board continues to pursue value maximising projects, for the benefit of all our Shareholders."
The Directors of the Company accept responsibility for the contents of this announcement.
Early Equity Plc Greg Collier Tel: +44 (0)207 467 1700
Peterhouse Corporate Finance Limited Fungai Ndoro/Eran Zucker Tel: +44 (0)20 7469 0934
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