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Proposed offer by HFCL for all EVC Shares

JOINT PRESS RELEASE

Public announcement as referred to in article 9b (2) sub a of the Securities Market Supervision Decree 1995 (Besluit toezicht effectenverkeer 1995)

Proposed offer by HFCL for all EVC Shares

Lyndhurst, UK/Eijsden, Netherlands

Hawkslease Finance Company Limited (HFCL) and EVC International N.V. (EVC) announce that HFCL, a company controlled by INEOS, intends to make a firm public offer for all ordinary shares in the capital of EVC with a nominal value of EUR 1 listed on the Official Market of Euronext Amsterdam (the EVC Shares). 

The proposed offer price amounts to EUR 3.50 in cash for each ordinary EVC Share.

The offer proposal has been made to the Management Board and Supervisory Board of EVC. EVC and HFCL believe that the expectation is justified that agreement can be reached between EVC and HFCL on the terms and conditions of the intended offer. The Management Board and Supervisory Board of EVC have decided to unanimously and unconditionally recommend the proposed offer.

INEOS currently holds approximately 85.9% of all EVC Shares. 

If the intended public offer is made, the honouring of such public offer will be subject to customary conditions, including at least 95% of the outstanding EVC Shares having been tendered. 

It is expected that within 30 days an offer document will be published in the Netherlands which will include the further terms and conditions of the proposed offer. 


For further information:

John Reece
Chief Financial Officer
Hawkslease Finance Company Limited
Phone: +44 2380 287000
Fax: +44 2380 287069

Leen Heemskerk
Chief Financial Officer
EVC International N.V.
Phone: +44 2380 287043
Fax: +44 2380 287046