Update on Return of Value
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25 April 2019
Micro Focus International plc
Update on Return of Value
Further to the announcement on 1 April 2019 relating to the proposed return of value of an aggregate amount in pounds sterling equivalent to $1.8 billion (the "Return of Value") to holders of its Ordinary Shares and American Depositary Shares representing Ordinary Shares ("ADS") by way of a B Share Scheme, Micro Focus International plc ("Micro Focus" or "the Group", LSE: MCRO.L, NYSE: MFGP) announces that the exchange rate to be used for the Return of Value will be US$1.295211 to £1.00.
Accordingly, the aggregate amount of the Return of Value shall be £1.389735 billion and, based on the current number of Ordinary Shares in issue (excluding shares held in treasury) of 413,784,754, the Return of Value will amount to 335.859391 pence per Ordinary Share (or ADS representing such Ordinary Share).
The Return of Value and associated Share Capital Consolidation are subject to approval from Micro Focus shareholders by way of a special resolution at the General Meeting to be convened on 29 April 2019 at 9.00 a.m. at Numis Securities Limited, 10 Paternoster Square, London EC4M 7LT.
The Share Capital Consolidation is conditional upon Admission and is expected to take effect at 8.00 a.m. (UK time) on 30 April 2019, in respect of the Ordinary Shares and 9.30 a.m. (New York City time) on 30 April 2019 in respect of the ADS.
Shareholders will receive their proceeds under the Return of Value in pounds sterling other than the ADS Holders whose proceeds will be converted into US dollars by the Depositary, having regard to the prevailing exchange rate at the time of conversion, which is expected to be on the B Share Scheme Payment Date for the Ordinary Shares.
Under the expected timetable of events, shareholders entitled to receive payments in respect of the proceeds from the B Share Scheme will be sent cheques or, if shareholders hold their Existing Ordinary Shares in CREST or ADS through DTC, will have their CREST or DTC accounts credited, as applicable, by the B Share Scheme Payment Date, which is currently expected to be on or before 13 May 2019 in respect of Ordinary Shares and, in order to allow for the conversion from pounds sterling to US dollars by the Depositary, on or before 20 May 2019 in respect of the ADS.
Undefined capitalised terms have the same meanings as defined in the announcement on 1 April 2019.
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Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO.L, NYSE: MFGP) is a global enterprise software company supporting the technology needs and challenges of the Global 2000. Our solutions help organizations leverage existing IT investments, enterprise applications and emerging technologies to address complex, rapidly evolving business requirements while protecting corporate information at all times. Our product portfolios are Security, IT Operations Management, Application Delivery Management, Information Management & Governance and Application Modernization & Connectivity. For more information, visit: www.microfocus.com
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