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December 15, 2018

The period ends 17 January

William Hill extends acceptance period on MRG offer

William Hill extends acceptance period on MRG offer
William Hill has agreed to buy 2.3 million shares, approximately 5% of all outstanding shares in MRG at a price per share of SEK 69 in cash.
United Kingdom | 12/05/2018

The bid, worth $311m, was made public following approval and registration by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, the Finansinspektionen.

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illiam Hill has extended the acceptance period of the offer to purchase MRG by four working days.

The period now commences 10 December and ends 17 January.

The bid, worth $311m, was made public following approval and registration by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, the Finansinspektionen.

On 31 October 2018, William Hill PLC , through a controlled affiliate William Hill Holdings Limited, announced a recommended public cash offer to the shareholders of Mr Green & Co, to tender all their shares in MRG to William Hill. The shares in MRG are admitted to trading on Nasdaq Stockholm, Mid Cap.

The total offer value for all shares in MRG amounts to approximately $311m. As a result of acquisitions of shares made by way of a forward purchase agreement with Citigroup Global Markets Limited, William Hill has agreed to purchase 2,181,926 shares, corresponding to approximately 5.34% of all outstanding shares in MRG at a price per share of SEK 69 in cash.

The settlement will begin as soon as William Hill announces the conditions for the offer have been satisfied or when William Hill has otherwise resolved to complete the offer.

Assuming the announcement is made no later than 21 January, the settlement is expected to commence four days later.

The offer document and acceptance form are available on the Danske Bank and William Hill websites.

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