Response to DNO Announcements
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THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF A FIRM INTENTION TO MAKE AN OFFER UNDER RULE 2.7 OF THE CITY CODE ON TAKEOVERS AND MERGERS (THE "CODE") AND THERE CAN BE NO CERTAINTY THAT AN OFFER WILL BE MADE, NOR AS TO THE TERMS ON WHICH ANY OFFER WILL BE MADE
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONTAINS INSIDE INFORMATION
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4 April 2018
Faroe Petroleum plc
Faroe Petroleum ("Faroe," "Company") notes the purchase of 56,355,825 shares in the Company representing 15.37% of the Company's share capital by DNO ASA ("DNO") from Delek Group Ltd ("Delek") at a price of GBP 1.25 per share and DNO's subsequent statement that it has no intention of making an offer for the Company. Faroe also notes the announcement by DNO of an intention to acquire up to 10% of the outstanding shares in the Company through a reverse book building process.
The Faroe Board has not had any discussions with DNO in relation to its purchase of the shares in the Company and its intention to acquire an additional shareholding in the Company.
The Faroe Board further notes that it has had no discussions with Delek in relation to the sale of its shares in the Company.
The Faroe Board considers that the GBP 1.25 per share price at which DNO purchased the Faroe shares from Delek substantially undervalues the Company and its prospects.
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For further information please contact:
Faroe Petroleum plc
Graham Stewart, CEO
Tel: +44 1224 650 920
N M Rothschild & Sons Limited
Tel: +44 20 7280 5616
Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited
Callum Stewart / Nicholas Rhodes / Ashton Clanfield
Tel: +44 20 7710 7600
BMO Capital Markets
Neil Haycock / Tom Rider / Jeremy Low
Tel: +44 20 7236 1010
Edward Westropp / Emerson Clarke
Tel: +44 20 3727 1000
N M Rothschild & Sons Limited ("Rothschild"), which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom, is acting exclusively for Faroe and no one else in connection with the subject matter of this announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than Faroe for providing the protections offered to its clients or for providing advice in connection with the subject matter of this announcement or any other matters referred to in this announcement.
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