Takeovers Code (St Laurence Property & Finance Limited) Exemption Notice 2006

  • expired
  • Takeovers Code (St Laurence Property & Finance Limited) Exemption Notice 2006: expired, on 8 December 2007, by clause 3.

Reprint
as at 8 December 2007

Takeovers Code (St Laurence Property & Finance Limited) Exemption Notice 2006

(SR 2006/369)

  • Takeovers Code (St Laurence Property & Finance Limited) Exemption Notice 2006: expired, on 8 December 2007, by clause 3.


Note

Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this eprint, together with other explanatory material about this eprint.

This notice is administered by the Takeovers Panel.


Pursuant to section 45 of the Takeovers Act 1993, the Takeovers Panel gives the following notice (to which is appended a statement of reasons of the Takeovers Panel).

1 Title
  • This notice is the Takeovers Code (St Laurence Property & Finance Limited) Exemption Notice 2006.

2 Application
  • This notice applies to acts or omissions occurring on or after 7 December 2006.

3 Expiry
  • This notice expires on the close of 7 December 2007.

4 Interpretation
  • (1) In this notice, unless the context otherwise requires,—

    Act means the Takeovers Act 1993

    St John parcel means a parcel of 1 000 ordinary shares and 1 mortgage bond issued by St John Balanced Property Fund Limited

    St Laurence means St Laurence Property & Finance Limited

    Superstore parcel means a parcel of 1 000 ordinary shares and 1 mortgage bond issued by Superstore Properties Limited.

    (2) Any term or expression that is defined in the Act or the Code and used, but not defined, in this notice has the same meaning as in the Act or the Code.

5 Exemption
  • St Laurence is exempted from rule 22 of the Code in respect of—

    • (a) an offer made or to be made by St Laurence for all of the St John parcels; and

    • (b) an offer made or to be made by St Laurence for all of the Superstore parcels.

Dated at Auckland this 8th day of December 2006.

The Common Seal of the Takeovers Panel was affixed in the presence of:

JC King,

Chairperson.

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Statement of reasons

This notice applies to acts or omissions occurring on or after 7 December 2006 and expires on 7 December 2007.

The Takeovers Panel has exempted St Laurence Property & Finance Limited (St Laurence) from compliance with rule 22 of the Takeovers Code (the Code).

Rule 22 of the Code provides (among other things), that if rule 8(4) of the Code applies, an offeror must obtain a report from an independent adviser certifying that, in the adviser's opinion, rule 8(4) of the Code has been complied with. Rule 8(4) of the Code applies if non-voting securities are included in a full offer and provides that the consideration and terms offered for non-voting securities must be fair and reasonable in comparison with the consideration and terms offered for voting securities.

The exemption applies to proposed simultaneous takeover offers (the offers) by St Laurence for all of the parcels of shares and mortgage bonds issued by St John Balanced Property Fund Limited (St John) and all of the parcels of shares and mortgage bonds issued by Superstore Properties Limited (Superstore).

The shares and mortgage bonds that make up each relevant parcel cannot be transferred independently of each other. The consideration proposed to be offered by St Laurence is related to each parcel and does not distinguish between the components of the parcel.

The exemption from rule 22 of the Code in respect of the offers means that St Laurence does not have to obtain a report from an independent adviser certifying that the terms and conditions offered for the shares in each parcel are fair and reasonable in comparison to the terms and conditions offered for the mortgage bonds in each parcel.

The Panel considers that it is appropriate to grant the exemption because—

  • all security holders in St John or Superstore to whom the offers are being made hold a parcel or parcels of shares and mortgage bonds that cannot be separated and these shares and mortgage bonds do not have a value that is independent of the value of the parcel of which they form part; and

  • those security holders cannot decide to sell only the shares or only the mortgage bonds that the security holder holds.

The Panel considers that the exemption from rule 22 of the Code is consistent with the objectives of the Code because it will not result in shareholders being treated unfairly or being prevented from ultimately deciding for themselves the merits of the offers.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 14 December 2006.


Contents

  • 1General

  • 2About this eprint

  • 3List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)


Notes
1 General
  • This is an eprint of the Takeovers Code (St Laurence Property & Finance Limited) Exemption Notice 2006. It incorporates all the amendments to the Takeovers Code (St Laurence Property & Finance Limited) Exemption Notice 2006 as at 8 December 2007. The list of amendments at the end of these notes specifies all the amendments incorporated into this eprint since 3 September 2007. Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions are also included, after the Principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 About this eprint
  • This eprint has not been officialised. For more information about officialisation, please see "Making online legislation official" under "Status of legislation on this site" in the About section of this website.

3 List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)