Securicor plc - Posting of Documentation

  • 17 Mar 2004 13:07
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Securicor plc (“Securicor”)

Posting of Formal Documentation

Following the announcement of Securicor’s proposed merger with the security businesses of Group 4 Falck A/S (“Group 4 Falck”) on 24 February 2004, it is expected that formal documentation relating to the merger will be made available to shareholders of Securicor and Group 4 Falck in May 2004.

Under normal circumstances the formal documentation would be despatched to shareholders within 28 days of the announcement of the transaction, which would be 23 March in this case. However, as indicated in the announcement, posting will take place after this date due to the use of a UK scheme of arrangement and the need to reconcile the financial information of Group 4 Falck from Danish GAAP into UK GAAP. Completion is still expected to take place in the third quarter of 2004.

The Takeover Panel has consented to this timetable for posting with the agreement of both parties.

The availability of documents to persons not resident in the UK or Denmark may be affected by the laws of relevant jurisdictions. Shareholders who are not resident in the UK or Denmark should inform themselves about and observe any applicable requirements.

This announcement does not constitute or form part of an offer to sell, purchase, exchange or subscribe for any securities or solicitation of such offer in the United States or any other jurisdiction. Any securities to be issued in connection with the proposed merger have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an applicable exemption from registration.

Enquiries to:
Securicor
Debbie McGrath, Director of Communications
+44 20 8770 7000

Citigate Dewe Rogerson
Patrick Toyne-Sewell
Deborah Saw
+44 20 7638 9571

Morgan Stanley & Co. Limited
Mark Warham
Colm Donlon
+44 20 7425 5000

Cazenove & Co. Ltd
Michael Wentworth-Stanley
Dermot McKechnie
+44 20 7588 2828

Morgan Stanley & Co. Limited is acting for Securicor plc and for no one else in connection with the potential transaction and will not be responsible to anyone other than Securicor plc for providing the protections afforded to clients of Morgan Stanley & Co. Limited nor for providing advice in relation to the potential transaction.

Cazenove & Co. Ltd is acting for Securicor plc and for no one else in connection with the potential transaction and will not be responsible to anyone other than Securicor plc for providing the protections afforded to clients of Cazenove & Co. Ltd nor for providing advice in relation to the potential transaction.

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