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Cathay International Holdings Ld Compulsory Acquisition Notice

01/12/2020 5:39pm

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Cathay International Holdings Ld

01 December 2020

Cathay International Holdings Limited

("Cathay" or the "Company")

Compulsory Acquisition Notice

London, 1 December 2020 - Cathay International Holdings Limited, an operator and investor in the growing healthcare sector in the People ' s Republic of China , announces that a compulsory acquisition notice dated 1 December 2020 (the "Notice") has been sent to all shareholders on behalf of Controlling Shareholders after market close of 1 December 2020.

Notice of Compulsory Acquisition

Pursuant to Section 103(1) of the Companies Act, the Controlling Shareholders, being the registered holders of not less than ninety-five percent of the Shares, hereby gives Notice to all Minority Shareholders that:

   (a)   the Controlling Shareholders intend to compulsorily acquire the Shares registered in Minority Shareholder's name for the Offer Price (being 1.7 pence in cash per Share) at the date of the Notice; 

(b) unless any Shareholder apply to the Supreme Court of Bermuda ("Court") under Section 103(2) of the Companies Act within one month of the Notice to appraise the value of the Shares, the Controlling Shareholders will be entitled and bound to acquire your Shares on or about 4 January 2021 and settlement will be made on or about 11 January 2021 (the "Completion Date"); and

(c) if, on the application of any Shareholder, the value of the Shares appraised by the Court is found to be higher or lower than the Offer Price, the Controlling Shareholders intend to cancel the Notice within one month of the order of the Court in accordance with Section 103(3)(b) of the Companies Act. If the Notice is cancelled by the Controlling Shareholders as a result of an application to the Court by any Shareholder, Shareholders whose Shares have not been acquired by the Controlling Shareholders will hold an investment which has no liquidity in any recognised market.

The same terms apply to all Shareholders. The Offer Price is the same as the price in the Tender Offer.

The Shares will be acquired at the Completion Date fully-paid, free from all liens, equities, mortgages, charges, encumbrances, rights of pre-emption and other third party rights and interests of any nature whatsoever and together with all rights, benefits and entitlements attached thereto.

The provisions of the Companies Act are complex and have strict deadlines. Shareholders should consult a law firm duly authorised by the Bermuda Bar Association to practice the law of Bermuda without delay if they wish to exercise their rights under Section 103(2) of the Companies Act.

Procedure for transfer and settlement

Subject to any Shareholder applying to the Court under Section 103(2) of the Companies Act within one month of the Notice and to the right of the Controlling Shareholders to cancel the Notice, the Controlling Shareholders will procure that Shares are transferred to and registered in the name of the Controlling Shareholders in the Register (as they agree) pursuant to Section 103 of the Companies Act and the Controlling Shareholders shall, if necessary, be entitled to execute an instrument of transfer on behalf of Shareholders as transferor of the Shares on or about the Completion Date.

The Receiving Agent will send remittances on or about the Completion Date for the aggregate Offer Price under this Notice to Shareholders or DI Holders, in the manner described below:

-- where remittance relates to Shares held by Shareholders in certificated form, cheques will be despatched by the Receiving Agent by first class post to the registered address of the Shareholder or, in the case of joint holders, the registered address of the first named Shareholder. Cash payments will be made in pounds sterling by cheque, drawn on a branch of a UK clearing bank; or

-- where remittance relates to Shares held by Shareholders in uncertificated form represented by Depositary Interests, payment will be made through CREST, by the Receiving Agent (on behalf of the Company) procuring the creation of an assured payment obligation in favour of the payment banks of DI Holders in accordance with the CREST assured payment arrangement.

Untraceable Shareholders

Remittances will not be sent to Shareholders or DI Holders who are untraceable. A Shareholder or DI Holder shall be deemed to be untraceable if (i) a Shareholder has no registered address in the Register; or (ii) the Notice has been sent to such Shareholder or DI Holder and has been returned undelivered.

Monies due to Shareholders or DI Holders who are untraceable and any monies which are returned to the Company or which are unclaimed will be held by the Company in a separate non interest bearing bank account for the benefit of Shareholders or DI Holders entitled thereto. Such Shareholders or DI Holders who wish to receive any monies from the Company in respect of the compulsory acquisition under the Notice within this period should contact the Company.

Voluntary Transfers

If a Shareholder wishes to voluntarily transfer Shares to the Controlling Shareholders and receive the Offer Price earlier than would be the case pursuant to the Notice please contact the Company Secretary by post to the following address: Cathay International Holdings Limited, Unit 1203-4, 12/F., Li Po Chun Chambers, 189 Des Voeux Road Central, Central Hong Kong for the attention of The Company Secretary; or by e-mail: harryy@cathay-intl.com.hk.

DEFINITIONS

 
 "A Shares"          the A shares of par value USD 0.01 each in 
                      the share capital of the 
                      Company 
 "Circle Finance"    Circle Finance Limited, a company incorporated 
                      in the British Virgin Islands with limited 
                      liability under company registration no. 428896 
                    ------------------------------------------------------- 
 "Common Shares"     the common shares of par value USD 0.01 each 
                      in the share capital of the Company 
                    ------------------------------------------------------- 
 "Companies Act"     the Companies Act 1981 (as amended) of Bermuda 
                    ------------------------------------------------------- 
 "Company"           Cathay International Holdings Limited 
                    ------------------------------------------------------- 
 "Controlling        Circle Finance Limited a company incorporated 
  Shareholders"       in the British Virgin Islands with limited 
                      liability under company registration no. 428896 
                      and Mega Worldwide Services Limited, a company 
                      incorporated in the British Virgin Islands 
                      with limited liability under company registration 
                      no. 431706 
                    ------------------------------------------------------- 
 "CREST"             the relevant system (as defined in the Uncertificated 
                      Securities Regulations 2001 (SI 2001/3755)) 
                      in respect of which Euroclear UK & Ireland 
                      Limited is the Operator (as defined in the 
                      Uncertificated Securities Regulations 2001 
                      (SI 2001/3755)) 
                    ------------------------------------------------------- 
 "Depositary"        Link Market Services Trustees Limited 
                    ------------------------------------------------------- 
 "Depositary         dematerialised depositary interests issued 
  Interests"          by the Depositary in respect of Common Shares 
                    ------------------------------------------------------- 
 "DI Holders"        holders of Depositary Interests entered in 
                      the register of Depositary Interests 
                    ------------------------------------------------------- 
 "Offer Price"       1.7 pence per Share in cash 
                    ------------------------------------------------------- 
 "Qualifying         Qualifying Holders as defined in the Tender 
  Holders"            Offer Circular, being Shareholders who are 
                      entitled to participate in the Tender Offer, 
                      save for DI Holders or Shareholders located 
                      in a Restricted Jurisdiction. 
                    ------------------------------------------------------- 
 "Receiving Agent"   Link Group, a trading name of Link Market Services 
                      Limited of 34 Beckenham Road, Beckenham, Kent 
                      BR3 4TU, England 
                    ------------------------------------------------------- 
 "Register"          the register of members of the Company or, 
                      as applicable, the register of Depositary Interests 
                      maintained by the Receiving Agent 
                    ------------------------------------------------------- 
 "Restricted         each of Australia, New Zealand, the Republic 
  Jurisdiction"       of Ireland, South Africa, the United States, 
                      Canada, Japan or any other jurisdiction where 
                      the mailing of the Tender Offer Circular, or 
                      the making of the Tender Offer into such jurisdiction 
                      would have constituted a violation of the laws 
                      of such jurisdiction 
                    ------------------------------------------------------- 
 "Shareholders"      the holders of Shares but including, where 
                      the context permits, holders of Depositary 
                      Interests, and "Shareholder" shall mean any 
                      one of them 
                    ------------------------------------------------------- 
 "Shares"            the Common Shares and the A Shares including 
                      Depositary Interests 
                    ------------------------------------------------------- 
 "Tender"            the tenders of Shares by Shareholders pursuant 
                      to the Tender Offer 
                    ------------------------------------------------------- 
 "Tender Form"       the form enclosed with the Tender Offer Circular 
                      for use by Qualifying Holders who held Shares 
                      in certificated form in connection with the 
                      Tender Offer 
                    ------------------------------------------------------- 
 "Tender Offer"      the invitation by the Company (acting for and 
                      on behalf of Circle Finance) to Qualifying 
                      Holders to offer Shares (or in the case of 
                      Shareholders who held their relevant Shares 
                      in uncertificated form, their Depositary Interests) 
                      for sale to Circle Finance on the terms and 
                      subject to the conditions set out in the Tender 
                      Offer Circular posted to Qualifying Holders 
                      on 16 October 2020 and also, in the case of 
                      Shares held in certificated form, the Tender 
                      Form 
                    ------------------------------------------------------- 
 "Tender Offer       the document relating to the Tender Offer of 
  Circular"           the Company dated 16 October 2020 
                    ------------------------------------------------------- 
 

- ENDS -

For further enquiries, please contact:

 
 Cathay International Holdings Limited 
  Eric Siu (Finance Director)                   Tel: +852 2828 9289 
  Patrick Sung (Director and Controller) 
 SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (Financial 
  Advisor)                                      Tel: +44 (0) 20 3368 
  Andrew Emmott                                 3555 
  James Keeshan 
 

About Cathay

Cathay International Holdings Limited is an operator and investor in the healthcare sector in the People's Republic of China (the "PRC"). The Company and its subsidiaries (collectively the "Group") aim to leverage on investment opportunities in the growing domestic demand for high quality healthcare products in the PRC and build portfolio companies into market sector leaders with competitive edge. Cathay has already demonstrated a track record of identifying investment opportunities in this area including: Lansen, a leading specialty pharmaceutical company focused on rheumatology and dermatology in the PRC; Haizi, a company engaged in the manufacture, marketing and sale of inositol and its by-product, di-calcium phosphate; Natural Dailyhealth, a company engaged in production and sales of plant extracts for use as key active ingredients in healthcare products; and Botai, a company engaged in collagen products.

The Group employs approximately 1,300 people across the PRC, including over 20 specialist corporate and business development staff based at the holding company's offices in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Cathay also has a hotel investment. For more information please visit the Company's website: www.cathay-intl.com.hk .

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