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 OF THAT JURISDICTION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
26 May 2015
RECOMMENDED CASH OFFER
FOR OPTOS PLC
to be effected by means of a scheme of arrangement
under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006
Delisting and cancellation of trading of Optos Shares
Further to the announcement made by Nikon Corporation and Optos plc (Optos) on 22 May 2015 that the Scheme has become effective in accordance with its terms, pursuant to Listing Rules 5.2 and 5.3 and the subsequent publication of the relevant dealing notice by the Financial Conduct Authority, Optos confirms that trading in Optos Shares on the London Stock Exchange's main market for listed securities and the listing of Optos Shares on the Official List were cancelled with effect from 8.00 a.m. today (UK time).
The date for despatch of cheques and for settlement of cash consideration in relation to the Transaction through CREST is expected to be on or before 5 June 2015.
Unless otherwise defined, all capitalised terms in this announcement shall have the meanings given to them in the Scheme Document posted to Optos Shareholders on 27 March 2015. A copy of this announcement will be available for viewing on Optos' website at http://www.optos.com.
Kazuo Ushida, President
Junichi Itoh, CFO
Yosuke Toyoda, Investor Relations
Tel: + 81 3 6433 3600
Roy Davis, CEO
Robert Kennedy, CFO
Tel: +44 (0) 1383 843 300