Aegis Group PLC (AGS) - OFFER UPDATE - ANTITRUST CONDITIONS RNS Number : 3764Q Aegis Group PLC 06 November 2012 NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION 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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6 November 2012 Recommended cash offer for Aegis Group plc by Dentsu Inc. OFFER UPDATE - ANTITRUST CONDITIONS Dentsu and Aegis are pleased to announce that all antitrust clearances identified in Part A of Part Three of the Scheme Document have now been obtained, with the exception of clearance from the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China ("MOFCOM") pursuant to the Anti-Monopoly Law of the People's Republic of China (the "Anti-Monopoly Law"). Dentsu and Aegis remain in constructive dialogue with MOFCOM with respect to acceptance of the filing required pursuant to the Anti-Monopoly Law. Dentsu and Aegis remain confident that the Scheme will become effective on or prior to 28 February 2013 (the long stop date referred to in the Scheme Document). Further updates will be provided as appropriate. Defined terms used in this announcement have the same meanings as are given to them in the Scheme Document. Enquiries: Dentsu Tadashi Ishii, President & Chief Executive Officer Shoichi Nakamoto, Executive Vice President Tim Andree, President & Chief Executive Officer, Dentsu +1 212 397 3333 Network +81 3 6216 5111 Shinya Mori, Deputy Director, Investor Relations Office +81 3 6216 8042 Shusaku Kannan, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications Division Morgan Stanley (Dentsu's Financial Adviser) +44 20 7425 8000 Ian Hart Laurence Hopkins Aegis +44 20 7070 7700 Jerry Buhlmann, Chief Executive Officer Nick Priday, Chief Financial Officer Rob Gurner, Head of Investor Relations Louise Evans, Group Director of Communications +44 7920 492400 Greenhill +44 20 7198 7400 (Aegis's Lead Financial Adviser) Richard Hoyle Pieter-Jan Bouten J.P. Morgan Cazenove (Aegis's Corporate Broker & Financial Adviser) +44 20 7742 1000 Tim Wise Tulchan +44 20 7353 4200 (Aegis's PR Adviser) Susanna Voyle James Macey White IMPORTANT NOTICES Morgan Stanley is acting exclusively for Dentsu and no one else in connection with the Acquisition and this announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than Dentsu for providing the protections afforded to clients of Morgan Stanley or for providing advice in connection with the Acquisition or any matter referred to herein. Greenhill, which is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Services Authority, is acting exclusively for Aegis and no one else in connection with the Acquisition and will not be responsible to anyone other than Aegis for providing the protections afforded to clients of Greenhill or for providing advice in connection with the Acquisition or any matter referred to herein. J.P. Morgan Limited, which conducts its UK investment banking business as J.P. Morgan Cazenove and is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Services Authority, is acting exclusively for Aegis and no one else in connection with the Acquisition and will not be responsible to anyone other than Aegis for providing the protections afforded to its clients or for providing advice in connection with the Acquisition or any matter referred to herein. You may request a hard copy of this announcement by contacting Aegis's registrar, Computershare Investor Services PLC on 0870 889 3174 (from inside the UK) or +44 870 889 3174 (from outside the UK). You may also request that all future documents, announcements and information to be sent to you in relation to the Acquisition should be in hard copy form. Publication on Website A copy of this announcement will be made available subject to certain restrictions relating to persons resident in Restricted Jurisdictions, free of charge, on www.aegisplc.com and on www.dentsu.comby no later than noon (London time) on 7 November 2012. This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END OUPBABRTMBMMBRT -0- Nov/06/2012 07:30 GMT
Aegis Group PLC AGS OFFER UPDATE - ANTITRUST CONDITIONS
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