Host Europe PLC
14 August 2002
HOST EUROPE PLC
("Host Europe" or "the Company")
HOST EUROPE COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF ONE-2-ONE
Host Europe PLC is one of Europe's leading Internet hosting providers to the SME
Following the agreement for the acquisition of One-2-One Advertising and
Telecommunications GmbH ("One2-One") entered into in March 2001, Host Europe
will (subject to admission) complete the transaction on 15th August 2002 by
acquiring the remaining 49% of One-2-One that it did not already own.
Host Europe has issued 42,463,217 new ordinary shares of 1p each to satisfy the
terms of the acquisition which include satisfying an option agreement entered
into with the vendors Mike Behrendt and Mr Uwe Braun. Accordingly they will
receive 32,971,076 and 4,926,713 new ordinary shares respectively as
consideration. In addition, Uwe Braun will receive 4,565,428 loyalty shares for
having remained employed by Host Europe beyond 1st July 2002.
Mr Behrendt, who is no longer employed by the Company, has undertaken not, save
in specified circumstances, to dispose of any shares for a period of 6 months.
Subsequently, he can sell up to 989,132 shares per quarter until 12 August 2004.
He may also dispose of further shares if certain price thresholds are achieved
Mr Braun has undertaken not, save in specified circumstances, to dispose of any
consideration shares for a period of 6 months, and any bonus shares before 12
Application has been made for the 42,463,217 new ordinary shares of 1p each,
which rank pari passu with the existing ordinary shares, to be admitted to
trading on the Alternative Investment Market. Admission will become effective
and dealings are expected to commence at 8.00 am on 15 August 2002.
14th August, 2002
Host Europe Tel: 020 8896 7500
Stephen Halstead, Chief Financial Officer
Frank Rejwan, Chief Operating Officer
Barnes and Walters Tel: 020 7430 1600
Notes to Editors:
Host Europe PLC is an AIM listed company quoted on the London Stock Exchange,
and owns and trades primarily under the following brands:
* 'Dedicated Servers' (www.dedicated-servers.co.uk) - enterprise
hosting and dedicated servers on multiple platforms, managed services and
* 'Magic Moments' (www.magic-moments.com) - Internet hosting services
to the UK's SME market;
* 'WebFusion' (www.webfusion.co.uk) - Internet hosting services to the
UK's SME market;
* '123-reg' (www.123-reg.co.uk) - low cost domain name and e-mail
* 'Host Europe' - (www.hosteurope.de) - Internet hosting services to
the SME sector in Germany.
Host Europe is one of Europe's leading dedicated Internet hosting companies. It
provides a comprehensive range of services including enterprise hosting,
dedicated servers, shared server hosting, managed services, server co-location,
global domain name registration and a bespoke range of e-services, to SME
Its hosting solutions are all serviced from Host Europe's own facilities, with
multiple connections to the Internet and 24/7 technical support ensuring
industry leading levels of reliability and quality of service.
Host Europe is the clear leader in the European dedicated server and co-location
market with over 3,200 machines hosted in its data centres. The Company also
manages over 285,000 domain names and hosts over 64,000 virtual server accounts
for over 55,000 customers (figures as at December 31 2001).
This information is provided by RNS
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