PAL: Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad: Statement re Possible Offer UK Regulatory Announcement LONDON NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN, INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OR REGULATIONS OF SUCH JURISDICTION 22 October 2013 Equatorial Palm Oil PLC ("EPO" or the "Company") Possible offer consideration In its announcement of 15 October 2013, the board of EPO noted early stage discussions with Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad ("KLK") regarding the funding of EPO's joint venture, Liberian Palm Developments Limited ("LPD"), which may or may not lead to an offer of funding for LPD and which may or may not include an offer for all or part of the Company. LPD is a joint venture with Biopalm Energy Limited ("Biopalm"). KLK confirms that, if it were to make an offer for EPO, the consideration is likely to be solely in cash. There can be no certainty that any offer for EPO will be made, nor as to any other terms of any such offer should one be forthcoming, nor can there be any certainty that any funding will be provided by KLK as a result of these discussions. This announcement does not amount to a firm intention to make an offer under Rule 2.7 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the "Code"). Enquiries: Lincoln International LLP (Financial Adviser) +44 20 7022 9880 Julian Tunnicliffe / Harry Kalmanowicz Lincoln International LLP which is regulated in the United Kingdom by The Financial Conduct Authority is acting for KLK in relation to the matters described in this announcement and is not advising any other person, and accordingly will not be responsible to anyone other than KLK for providing the protections afforded to customers of Lincoln International LLP or for providing advice in relation to the matters described in this announcement. The directors of KLK accept responsibility for the information contained in this announcement. To the best of their knowledge and belief (having taken all reasonable care to ensure that such is the case), the information contained in this announcement for which they are responsible is in accordance with the facts and does not omit anything likely to affect the import of such information. Disclosure requirements of the Code Under Rule 8.3(a) of the Code, any person who is interested in 1% or more of any class of relevant securities of an offeree company or of any securities exchange offeror (being any offeror other than an offeror in respect of which it has been announced that its offer is, or is likely to be, solely in cash) must make an Opening Position Disclosure following the commencement of the offer period and, if later, following the announcement in which any securities exchange offeror is first identified. An Opening Position Disclosure must contain details of the person's interests and short positions in, and rights to subscribe for, any relevant securities of each of (i) the offeree company and (ii) any securities exchange offeror(s). An Opening Position Disclosure by a person to whom Rule 8.3(a) applies must be made by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the 10th business day following the commencement of the offer period and, if appropriate, by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the 10th business day following the announcement in which any securities exchange offeror is first identified. Relevant persons who deal in the relevant securities of the offeree company or of a securities exchange offeror prior to the deadline for making an Opening Position Disclosure must instead make a Dealing Disclosure. Under Rule 8.3(b) of the Code, any person who is, or becomes, interested in 1% or more of any class of relevant securities of the offeree company or of any securities exchange offeror must make a Dealing Disclosure if the person deals in any relevant securities of the offeree company or of any securities exchange offeror. A Dealing Disclosure must contain details of the dealing concerned and of the person's interests and short positions in, and rights to subscribe for, any relevant securities of each of (i) the offeree company and (ii) any securities exchange offeror, save to the extent that these details have previously been disclosed under Rule 8. A Dealing Disclosure by a person to whom Rule 8.3(b) applies must be made by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the business day following the date of the relevant dealing. If two or more persons act together pursuant to an agreement or understanding, whether formal or informal, to acquire or control an interest in relevant securities of an offeree company or a securities exchange offeror, they will be deemed to be a single person for the purpose of Rule 8.3. Opening Position Disclosures must also be made by the offeree company and by any offeror and Dealing Disclosures must also be made by the offeree company, by any offeror and by any persons acting in concert with any of them (see Rules 8.1, 8.2 and 8.4). Details of the offeree and offeror companies in respect of whose relevant securities Opening Position Disclosures and Dealing Disclosures must be made can be found in the Disclosure Table on the Takeover Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk, including details of the number of relevant securities in issue, when the offer period commenced and when any offeror was first identified. You should contact the Panel's Market Surveillance Unit on +44 (0)20 7638 0129 if you are in any doubt as to whether you are required to make an Opening Position Disclosure or a Dealing Disclosure. Contact: Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad
PAL: Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad: Statement re Possible Offer
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