PAL: Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad: Form 8 (DD) - EQUATORIAL PALM OIL PLC

  PAL: Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad: Form 8 (DD) - EQUATORIAL PALM OIL PLC

UK Regulatory Announcement

LONDON

                                                                   FORM 8 (DD)

 PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PARTY TO AN OFFER OR PERSON ACTING IN CONCERT
   (INCLUDING DEALINGS FOR THE ACCOUNT OF DISCRETIONARY INVESTMENT CLIENTS)

           Rules 8.1, 8.2 and 8.4 of the Takeover Code (the “Code”)

1. KEY INFORMATION

(a) Identity of the party to the offer or person    Kuala Lumpur Kepong
acting in concert making the disclosure:             Berhad
(b) Owner or controller of interests and short
positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):
                                                     
The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is
insufficient
(c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose
relevant securities this form relates:               Equatorial Palm Oil plc

Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree
(d) Status of person making the disclosure:

e.g. offeror, offeree, person acting in concert      OFFEROR
with the offeror/offeree (specify name of
offeror/offeree)
(e) Date dealing undertaken:                         07 November 2013
(f) Has the party previously disclosed, or is it
today disclosing, under the Code in respect of any   NO
other party to this offer?

2. POSITIONS OF THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

(a) Interests and short positions in the relevant securities of the offeror or
offeree to which the disclosure relates following the dealing

Class of relevant security:            
                                       Interests            Short positions
                                        Number      %        Number      %
(1) Relevant securities owned and/or    40,260,991   20.08%   -            -
controlled:
(2) Derivatives (other than options):   -            -        -            -
(3) Options and agreements to           -            -        -            -
purchase/sell:
TOTAL:                                  40,260,991   20.08%   -            -

All interests and all short positions should be disclosed.

Details of any open derivative or option positions, or agreements to purchase
or sell relevant securities, should be given on a Supplemental Form 8 (Open
Positions).

Details of any securities borrowing and lending positions or financial
collateral arrangements should be disclosed on a Supplemental Form 8 (SBL).

(b) Rights to subscribe for new securities (including directors’ and other
executive options)

Class of relevant security in relation to which subscription right exists:  
Details, including nature of the rights concerned and relevant percentages: 

If there are positions or rights to subscribe to disclose in more than one
class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy
table 2(a) or (b) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant
security.

3. DEALINGS BY THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

(a) Purchases and sales

Class of relevant      Purchase/sale  Number of securities  Price per unit
security
Ordinary Shares of      Purchase        40,260,991             5 pence each
1 pence each

(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)

          Product      Nature of dealing
Class of  description                                        Number of   Price
relevant               e.g. opening/closing a long/short     reference   per
security  e.g. CFD     position, increasing/reducing a       securities  unit
                       long/short position

(c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities

(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

                     Writing,    Number of           Type             Option
Class of Product     purchasing, securities Exercise                  money
relevant description selling,    to which   price    e.g.      Expiry paid/
security e.g. call   varying     option     per unit American, date   received
         option      etc.        relates             European         per unit
                                                     etc.

(ii) Exercising

Class of relevant   Product description Number of           Exercise price per
security                                securities          unit
                    e.g. call option

(d) Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

                     Nature of dealing
Class of relevant                              Details Price per unit (if
security             e.g. subscription,                applicable)
                     conversion

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.

Where there have been dealings in more than one class of relevant securities
of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 3(a), (b), (c) or (d) (as
appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security dealt in.

4. OTHER INFORMATION

(a) Indemnity and other dealing arrangements

Details of any indemnity or option arrangement, or any agreement or
understanding, formal or informal, relating to relevant securities which may
be an inducement to deal or refrain from dealing entered into by the party to
the offer or person acting in concert making the disclosure and any other
person:

If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state “none”
None

(b) Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or
derivatives

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal,
between the party to the offer or person acting in concert making the
disclosure and any other person relating to:

(i) the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option; or

(ii) the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant
securities to which any derivative is referenced:

If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state “none”
None

(c) Attachments

Are any Supplemental Forms attached?

Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions) NO
Supplemental Form 8 (SBL)            NO

Date of disclosure:  08 November 2013
Contact name:         David Chong
Telephone number:     00 60 3 7809 8988

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory
Information Service and must also be emailed to the Takeover Panel at
monitoring@disclosure.org.uk. The Panel’s Market Surveillance Unit is
available for consultation in relation to the Code’s dealing disclosure
requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.

The Code can be viewed on the Panel’s website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.

Contact:

Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad
 
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