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2009: Rights Issue

On 1 May 2009 Informa announced a fully underwritten 2 for 5 Rights Issue to raise net proceeds of approximately £242 million, through the issue of 170,050,097 new ordinary shares. The Rights Issue was fully underwritten by Merrill Lynch and RBS Hoare Govett acting as Joint Bookrunners. Merrill Lynch and RBS Hoare Govett also acted as Joint Sponsors and Joint Financial Advisers exclusively for Informa and the new parent company for the Redomicile.

Further details are set out in the Rights Issue Prospectus below, which was sent to Qualifying Shareholders.

Application was made to the UK Listing Authority and to the London Stock Exchange for the new ordinary shares to be admitted to the Official List and to the London Stock Exchange’s main market for listed securities. The Admission took effect and dealings in the new ordinary shares (nil paid) on the London Stock Exchange commenced at 8.00am on 11 May 2009. The result of the Rights Issue was announced on 27 May 2009.


Rights Issue announcement (pdf) [112kb]

Investor presentation (pdf) [52kb]

Rights Issue Prospectus (pdf) [840kb]

Announcement of Rights Issue Results (pdf) [92kb]

Announcement of sale of rump (pdf) [92kb]