Recommended Offer for Sportingbet plc

As required by The Takeover Code, GVC has published this page for the required information to be disclosed during the course of the joint offer with William Hill plc for Sportingbet plc.

News

19 Mar 2013GVC completes acquisition of Sportingbet
19 Mar 2013Scheme Effective Date
14 Mar 2013Public dealing disclosure
14 Mar 2013Result of Reduction Court Hearing
13 Mar 2013Statement re: Mix and Match Facility
13 Mar 2013Result of elections under Mix and Match Facility
11 Mar 2013Result of Scheme Court Hearing
07 Mar 2013Public dealing disclosure
04 Mar 2013Schedule 1 – GVC Holdings Plc
21 Feb 2013Result of EGM
13 Feb 2013Announcement by the Boards of William Hill Australia Pty Limited (“William Hill Australia”) and GVC Holdings plc (“GVC”)
13 Feb 2013Technical amendment to the terms available under the Offer upon redemption of Sportingbet Convertible Bonds and Regulatory Approvals
25 Jan 2013Publication of Prospectus & Restoration of Trading
25 Jan 2013Trading Update
17 Jan 2013Publication of Scheme Document
20 Dec 2012Recommended Offer for Sportingbet plc
18 Dec 2012Extension of deadline under Rule 2.6(c)
04 Dec 2012Recommended Revised Proposal for Sportingbet and extension of deadline under Rule 2.6(c) of the Code
13 Nov 2012Announcement by the Boards of Sportingbet plc (“Sportingbet”), William Hill plc (“William Hill”) and GVC Holdings plc (“GVC Holdings”)
16 Oct 2012Temporary Suspension of Trading
16 Oct 2012Extension of deadline under Rule 2.6(c) of the Code
19 Sep 2012GVC Holdings plc: Response to recent share price movement

Important Documents which require Shareholders attention

 

Sportingbet plc Proxy Forms

  1. Sportingbet plc Form of Election (PDF – 66KB)
  2. Sportingbet plc Form of proxy – court meeting (PDF – 89KB)
  3. Sportingbet plc Form of proxy – shareholder general meeting (PDF – 96KB)

Documents

  1. Conformed Copy Facility Agreement dated 29 November 2010 (PDF – 6.07MB)
  2. Mutual Confidentiality Agreement dated 17 October 2012 (PDF – 342KB)
  3. Non-solicitation Agreement dated 15 December 2012 (PDF – 255KB)
  4. Amendment Agreement dated 20 December 2012 (PDF – 560KB)
  5. Co-operation Agreement dated 20 December 2012 (PDF – 543KB)
  6. Facilities Agreement dated 20 December 2012 (PDF – 3.5MB)

Cash underpinning commitments

  1. Conformed copy Antisoma plc Commitment (PDF – 251KB)
  2. Conformed copy of Henderson AIA Underpinning Commitment (PDF – 230KB)
  3. Conformed copy of Richard Griffiths Underpinning Commitment (PDF – 276KB)

Irrevocable Undertakings – GVC Directors

  1. Kenneth Alexander (PDF – 171KB)
  2. Lee Feldman (PDF – 173KB)
  3. Richard Cooper (PDF – 172KB)

Irrevocable Undertakings – GVC Shareholders

  1. Audley Capital Investments Limited (PDF – 203KB)
  2. Henderson (PDF – 198KB)
  3. Ora Capital Partners Limited (PDF – 188KB)

Irrevocable Undertakings – Sportingbet Shareholders

  1. Blandford Discretionary Settlement (PDF – 446KB)
  2. Blandford Family Settlement (PDF – 445KB)
  3. Bonaire Investment Holdings (PDF – 457KB)
  4. DBS Advisors Ltd (PDF – 447KB)
  5. Henderson Global Investors (PDF – 453KB)
  6. Mark Blandford (PDF – 430KB)
  7. Rockridge Investments (PDF – 693KB)
  8. UBS Global Asset Management (UK) limited (PDF – 144KB)
  9. UBS Global Asset Management (UK) limited extension (PDF – 45KB)
  10. UBS Irrevocable Amendment 240113 (PDF – 47KB)

Irrevocable Undertakings – Sportingbet Directors

  1. Irrevocable undertaking – Andrew McIver – dated 20 December 2012 (PDF – 852KB)
  2. Irrevocable undertaking – Brian Harris – 20 December 2012 (PDF – 825KB)
  3. Irrevocable undertaking – Jim Wilkinson – dated 20 December 2012 (PDF – 850KB)
  4. Irrevocable undertaking – Peter Dicks – dated 20 December 2012 (PDF – 821KB)

Consent Letters

  1. Canaccord consent letter (PDF – 118KB)
  2. Consent Letter re Scheme Document – Citigroup (PDF – 20KB)
  3. Consent Letter re Scheme Document – Credit Suisse (PDF – 26KB)
  4. Consent Letter re Scheme Document – Investec (PDF – 29KB)
  5. Consent Letter re Share Scheme Participants – Citigroup (PDF – 21KB)
  6. Consent Letter re Share Scheme Participants – Credit Suisse (PDF – 28KB)
  7. Consent Letter re Share Scheme Participants – Investec (PDF – 31KB)
  8. Daniel Stewart & Company Plc Consent letter (PDF – 16KB)
  9. Daniel Stewart & Company plc consent to share scheme letters (PDF – 21KB)
  10. Lazard consent letter (option letters) (PDF – 17KB)
  11. Lazard consent letter (Scheme Circular) (PDF – 17KB)

Option Letters

  1. Awardholder letter – 2009 RSP (PDF – 70KB)
  2. Awardholder letter – 2011 LTIP (PDF – 97KB)
  3. Optionholder letter – 2004 ESOS in the money options (bonus payable) (PDF – 78KB)
  4. Optionholder letter – 2004 ESOS in the money _(no bonus payable) (PDF – 80KB)
  5. Optionholder letter – 2004 ESOS underwater options (PDF – 53KB)

Transfer Documents

  1. Consortium Deed – Fully Signed and Dated (PDF – 1.77MB)
  2. Deed of Undertaking – Fully Signed and Dated (PDF – 309KB)
  3. Transfer Agreement (agreed form) (PDF – 606KB)

William Hill Documents

  1. Constitution of William Hill Australia – with ACN (PDF – 1.75MB)
  2. William Hill Annual Report and Accounts 2010 (PDF – 3.94MB)
  3. William Hill Annual Report and Accounts 2011 (PDF – 3.12MB)
  4. William Hill Interim Results June 2012 (PDF – 554KB)
  5. William Hill PLC Memorandum and Articles (PDF – 2.84MB)

GVC Documents

  1. GVC Annual Report 2010 (PDF – 3.53MB)
  2. GVC Annual Report 2011 (PDF – 2.82MB)
  3. GVC Interim Results to 30 June 2012 (PDF – 153KB)
  4. GVC Memorandum and Articles of Association (PDF – 4.92MB)

Sportingbet Documents

  1. Existing Sportingbet articles (PDF – 2.06MB)
  2. New Sportingbet articles of association (PDF – 334KB)
  3. Trust Deed constituting Original Convertible Bonds (PDF – 5MB)
  4. Second Supplemental trust deed (PDF – 136KB)
  5. Sportingbet annual report and accounts for 2011 (PDF – 2.36MB)
  6. Sportingbet annual report and accounts for 2012 (PDF – 2.51MB)
  7. Sportingbet unaudited results for first quarter (PDF – 68KB)
  8. Supplemental Trust Deed relating to convertible bonds (PDF – 4.21MB)

Deed Poll and BTG Undertaking

  1. Deed Poll (PDF – 109KB)
  2. BTG Undertaking (PDF – 554KB)