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Colefax Group plc

(“Colefax” of the “Company”)

Result of the Tender Offer

Further to the announcement made on 27 January 2014 concerning the proposed Tender Offer to buy up to GBP4.4 million of Shares, representing 9 per cent. of the issued share capital of the Company, the Company is pleased to announce that a total of 1,063,518 Shares were validly tendered under the Tender Offer. All tenders will therefore be accepted in full from Qualifying Shareholders who validly tendered their Tender Offer Entitlements and 1,063,518 Shares will be purchased at 400 pence per Share by Peel Hunt, acting as principal.

Under the terms of the Repurchase Agreement, Peel Hunt has a put option exercisable on 13 February 2014 to require the Company to purchase from Peel Hunt the Shares purchased pursuant to the Tender Offer at the Tender Offer Price. The Shares purchased by the Company pursuant to the exercise of the put option will be cancelled (the "Cancellation").

On completion of the Tender Offer and the Cancellation the Company's issued ordinary share capital will be 11,246,482 Shares. Shareholders should use this number as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the FSA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

It is expected that cheques will be dispatched and CREST payments made as soon as practicable after 17 February 2014. Any queries concerning the calculation of accepted tenders and administration of the Tender Offer should be addressed to Computershare Investor Services PLC on +44 (0)870 889 3295.

As a result of the Tender Offer, there have been the following changes to the holdings of the following Directors and their connected persons:

 

Name

Number of Shares successfully tendered

Holding of Shares following the Tender Offer

% of issued share capital following the Tender Offer

David Green

400,181

4,048,681

36.0

Robert Barker

23,013

232,687

2.1

Key Hall

18,135

183,365

1.6

Wendy Nicholls

48,776

100,000

0.9

*the Shares to be successfully tendered by Robert Barker comprise 19,908 in his name and 3,105 Shares in his wife's name.

Terms used in this announcement shall, unless the context otherwise requires, bear the meaning given to them in the circular sent to Eligible Shareholders dated 27 January 2014.

For further information:

 

Colefax Group plc  

David Green, Chairman   

Robert Barker, Finance Director

 

Tel: 020 7318 6000

Peel Hunt LLP                                 

(NOMAD & Broker)  

Dan Webster             

Richard Brown

Matthew Armitt

 

 

Tel: 020 7418 8900

Biddicks

Katie Tzouliadis

Deborah Walter

 

Tel: 020 3178 6378

 

 

 

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