CQS Cayman Ltd Prtnr Offer Update

  CQS Cayman Ltd Prtnr - Offer Update

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CQS Cayman Limited Partnership
28 November 2012




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28 November 2012



                             MANDATORY CASH OFFER

                                      BY

CQS CAYMAN LIMITED PARTNERSHIP ("CQS CAYMAN") ACTING AS THE INVESTMENT MANAGER
        ON BEHALF OF CQS DIRECTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES MASTER FUND LIMITED

          FOR CQS RIG FINANCE FUND LIMITED ("CQS RIG FINANCE FUND")

                                      

                                 OFFER CLOSED





Introduction

On 19 October 2012 CQS Cayman, acting as the investment manager on behalf of
CQS Directional Opportunities Master Fund Limited, announced a mandatory offer
for the Remaining Shares in CQS Rig Finance Fund, the full terms and condition
to which were set out in the Offer Document issued by CQS Cayman on 23 October
2012.

On 12 November 2012 CQS Cayman announced that the Offer was unconditional in
all respects and that it would remain open for acceptances until 1.00 p.m.
(London time) on 27 November 2012.

Accordingly, CQS Cayman declares that the Offer has now closed.



Level of acceptances

CQS Cayman announces that, as at 1.00 p.m. (London time) on 27 November 2012,
valid acceptances had been received in respect of 16,179,133 Shares
(representing approximately 16.61 per cent. of the voting rights and issued
ordinary share capital of CQS Rig Finance Fund).

In addition, CQS Cayman, together with the other members of the CQS Group
which are considered to be acting in concert by the Panel for the purposes of
the Code, hold 47,848,652 CQS Rig Finance Fund Shares (representing
approximately 49.12 per cent. of the existing voting rights and issued
ordinary share capital of CQS Rig Finance Fund).

In aggregate, therefore, CQS Cayman, together with the other members of the
CQS Group which are considered to be acting in concert by the Panel for the
purposes of the Code, now holds or has agreed to acquire 64,027,785 Shares,
representing approximately 65.73 per cent. of the voting rights and issued
ordinary share capital of CQS Rig Finance Fund.

The Offer is now closed and is therefore no longer open for acceptances.



Settlement

As set out in paragraph 10 of the letter from CQS Cayman in the Offer
Document, cash consideration has been dispatched in respect of valid
acceptances received as at 1.00 p.m. (London time) on 13 November 2012, being
the first closing date of the Offer.

Cash consideration will be paid in respect of valid acceptances received after
1.00 p.m. (London time) on 13 November 2012 but before 1.00 p.m. (London time)
on 27 November 2012 within 14 days of the receipt of such valid acceptances.



Interests in Relevant Securities

As at 1.00 p.m. (London time) on 27 November 2012 the following parties in the
CQS Group were interested in or had a right to subscribe for the following
relevant securities of CQS Rig Finance Fund:

Party                    Number of Shares
CQS Cayman*              53,202,760
RBC Cees Trustee Limited 9,850,118
Monish Sahni**           100,000
Jason Parker***          865,425
Martin Pabari***         9,482

* includes Shares held by CQS Cayman directly, the valid acceptances in
respect of 16,179,133 Shares received as at 1.00 p.m. (London time) 27
November 2012 and the interests of each of CQS Directional Opportunities
Master Fund, KIVU Investment Fund and New City High Yield Fund.

** Monish Sahni's Shares are held jointly with his wife, Kavita Bhaman. The
registered holder of these Shares is Collins Stewart (CI) Limited.

*** Jason Parker and Martin Pabari each hold their Shares through Hargreaves
Lansdown (Nominees) Limited.



General

Terms and expressions used but not defined in this announcement shall have the
meaning as given to them in the Offer Document. The percentages of CQS Rig
Finance Fund Shares referred to in this announcement are based upon a figure
of 97,410,000 CQS Rig Finance Fund Shares in issue on 27 November 2012.



Enquiries:

CQS Group 020 7201 6900

Patrick Trew



Ernst & Young 020 7951 2000

Financial adviser to CQS Group

Tim Medak

Graham Swindells

This announcement is not intended to and does not constitute or form part of
any offer or invitation to sell or purchase any securities or the solicitation
of an offer to purchase, otherwise acquire, subscribe for, sell or otherwise
dispose of any securities, pursuant to the Offer or otherwise, nor shall there
be any sale, issue or transfer of the securities referred to in this
announcement in or into any jurisdiction in contravention of any applicable
law. The Offer will be made solely by the Offer Document (together with, in
the case of Shares in certificated form, the Form of Acceptance), which will
contain the full terms of the Offer, including details of how the Offer may be
accepted. Shareholders should carefully read the Offer Document (and, if they
hold their Shares in certificated form, the Form of Acceptance) in its
entirety before making a decision with respect to the Offer.

Ernst & Young LLP, which is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by
the Financial Services Authority, is acting as financial adviser to the CQS
Group and no one else in connection with the Offer and will not regard any
other person (whether or not a recipient of this document) as a client in
relation to the Offer and will not be responsible to anyone other than the CQS
Group for providing the protections afforded to its clients, nor for providing
advice in connection with the Offer or any other matter referred to herein.

You may request a hard copy of this announcement (and any information
incorporated by reference in it) by contacting Ernst & Young during business
hours on 020 7951 2000 or by submitting a request in writing to Ernst & Young
LLP at 1 More London Place, London SE1 2AF. It is important that you note that
unless you make such a request and save as otherwise required by Rule 2.12 of
the City Code, a hard copy of this announcement and any information
incorporated by reference in it may not be sent to you.

Overseas Shareholders

The availability of the Offer in, and the release, publication, or
distribution of this announcement in jurisdictions other than the United
Kingdom may be restricted by the laws of those jurisdictions. In particular,
the Offer will not be made directly or indirectly in any Restricted
Jurisdiction. Therefore persons into whose possession this document comes
should inform themselves about and observe any applicable restrictions.
Failure to comply with any such restrictions may constitute a violation of the
securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Shareholders who are in any doubt
regarding such matters should consult an appropriate independent adviser in
the relevant jurisdiction without delay. To the fullest extent permitted by
applicable law, the companies involved in the Offer disclaim any
responsibility or liability for the violation of such restrictions by any
person.

This announcement has been prepared for the purpose of complying with English
law and the Code and the information disclosed may not be the same as that
which would have been disclosed if this announcement had been prepared in
accordance with the laws of any jurisdiction outside the UK.

Publication on website

A copy of this announcement and any other document required to be published on
a website in accordance with Rule 26 of the Code will be available subject to
certain restrictions relating to persons in any Restricted Jurisdiction on
www.cqsrigfinance.com until the end of the offer period.



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