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Body Shop Intnl. PLC - Annual Report and Accounts

RNS Number:7681F Body Shop International PLC 06 July 2006 The Body Shop International PLC Filing of Annual report and Accounts and letter to Shareholders Two copies of the following documents have been submitted to the UK Listing Authority: Annual Report and Accounts 2006 Letter to shareholders dated 4 July 2006. These documents will shortly be available for inspection at the UK Listing Authority's Document Viewing Facility, which is situated at: Financial Services Authority 25 The North Collonade Canary Wharf London E14 5HS The text of the Letter to shareholders is set out below. 'Dear Shareholder Annual Accounts for the 52 weeks to 25 February 2006 Enclosed with this letter you will find a copy of our Annual Report and Accounts for the 52 weeks ended 25 February 2006. The accounts were approved by the Board on 5 May 2006 prior to the release of our preliminary announcement of the Annual Results and, at that time, it was anticipated that the Annual General Meeting ('AGM') would be held on 27 July 2006. On 9 June 2006 the Offer from L'Oreal for the Company was declared wholly unconditional and, as a result, the Company is now a subsidiary of L'Oreal. On 13 June 2006 notices were despatched by L'Oreal to all shareholders who had not by then accepted the offer, notifying them of L'Oreal's intention to exercise its right to compulsorily acquire their shares pursuant to section 429 of the Companies Act 1985. On the same date it was also announced that application had been made for the cancellation of the Company's listing on the Official List of the UKLA and for the cancellation of the admission to trading of the Company's shares on the London Stock Exchange's market for listed securities. It is anticipated that cancellation of listing and admission to trading will take effect from 12 July 2006. In relation to shares in the Company which have not been assented to the Offer by 25 July 2006, it is expected that the compulsory acquisition referred to above will take place shortly thereafter and that, as a result, L'Oreal will then have acquired 100% of the issued ordinary shares of the Company. In the light of this, the Company now proposes to call its AGM after the date on which it is anticipated that the Company will be wholly owned by L'Oreal and, as a consequence, Notice of AGM is not being dispatched today. You should therefore disregard the statement relating to the proposed date of the AGM and dispatch of Notice of AGM set out in the Directors' report on page 25 of the Annual Report and Accounts. Other references in the Annual Report and Accounts to the AGM and to the business proposed to be conducted at the AGM should similarly be read in the light of the above circumstances. The Annual Report and Accounts are being sent to you now because you currently remain a shareholder of the Company. Yours sincerely, Adrian Bellamy Chairman' Contact: Jeremy Kett Company Secretary The Body Shop International PLC 01903 845397 5 July 2006 This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END ACSGIGDRBSGGGLL

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