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Monday 09 June, 2008

Alterian PLC

Publication of Prospectus

RNS Number : 2938W
Alterian PLC
09 June 2008

Alterian PLC Publication of Prospectus, Circular and Offer Document

Alterian plc & Mediasurface Plc

9 June 2008 


The following announcement is an advertisement and not a prospectus and investors should not subscribe for any Alterian plc shares except on the basis of information in the prospectus and circular being published by Alterian plc today 

Not for release, publication or distribution, in whole or in part, in or into the United StatesAustraliaCanadaJapan or any other jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant laws of that jurisdiction 


For immediate release 


9 June 2008 








On 16 May 2008, the boards of Alterian plc ("Alterian") and Mediasurface plc ("Mediasurface") announced that they had reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash and share offer to be made, subject to shareholder approval, by Alterian for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Mediasurface.


Alterian announces that the prospectus relating to the New Alterian Shares to be issued in connection with the Offer and the Issue (the " Prospectus"), together with the circular to be sent to Alterian Shareholders in connection with the Acquisition (the "Circular"), have today been approved by the UK Listing Authority. 


Alterian announces that it is posting today to Alterian Shareholders the Circular and Prospectus (together with ancillary documents). Alterian also announces that it is posting to Mediasurface Shareholders the Prospectus and an offer document in connection with the Offer containing, inter alia, a letter from the Chairman of Mediasurface recommending the Offer (together with ancillary documents).


As set out in the documentation, an Alterian extraordinary general meeting ("General Meeting ") will be held to allow the Alterian Shareholders to vote on the resolutions required to approve and implement the Offer and the Issue.  The key dates are as follows:


Record Date for the Open Offer
Close of business on 14 May 2008
Ex-entitlement date for the Open Offer
16 May 2008
Open Offer Entitlements credited to CREST stock accounts
10 June 2008
Recommended latest time for requesting withdrawal of Open Offer Entitlements from CREST
4.30 p.m. on 24 June 2008
Latest time for depositing Open Offer Entitlements into CREST
3.00 p.m. on 26 June 2008
Latest time and date for splitting Application Forms (to satisfy bona fide market claims)
3.00 p.m. on 27 June 2008
Latest time for lodging a form of proxy for the General Meeting
2.15 p.m. on 30 June 2008
First closing date of the Offer
3.00 p.m. on 30 June 2008
Latest time and date for receipt of completed Application Forms and payment in full under the Open Offer or settlement of relevant
CREST instructions
11.00 a.m. on 1 July 2008
General Meeting
2.15p.m. on 2 July 2008


Copies of the Prospectus and Circular (together the "Documents ") have been submitted to the UK Listing Authority and will shortly be available for inspection at the UK Listing Authority's Document Viewing Facility, which is situated at:

The Financial Services Authority,

25 The North Colonnade,

Canary Wharf,

London E14 5HS. 

In addition, copies of the Documents and the Offer Document will be available for inspection during normal business hours on Monday to Friday of each week (public holidays excepted) at the offices of Alterian plc, The Spectrum Building, Bond Street, Bristol BS1 3LG up to and including the date of Admission and will also be published at

Capitalised terms used, but not defined, in this announcement have the same meanings as given to them in the Prospectus


David Eldridge                                         +44 (0) 117 970 3200
David Cutler                                            +44 (0) 117 970 3270
Investec Bank (UK) Limited (financial advisor and corporate broker to
Patrick Robb                                          +44 (0) 20 7597 5970
Andrew Pinder                                        +44 (0) 20 7597 5970
Daniel Adams                                         +44 (0) 20 7597 5970
Financial Dynamics (PR advisor to Alterian)
Harriet Keen                                           +44 (0) 20 7269 7280
Haya Chelhot                                          +44 (0) 20 7831 3113
Lawrence Flynn                                      +44 (0) 1635 262 000
David Deacon                                         +44 (0) 1635 262 000
KBC Peel Hunt Ltd (financial advisor and corporate broker to Mediasurface)
Oliver Scott                                            +44 (0) 20 7418 8900
Nicholas Marren                                      +44 (0) 20 7418 8900
Mediasurface’s PR Advisers: The Communication Group
Richard Evans                                        +44 (0) 20 7630 1411
Kit Bingham                                           +44 (0) 20 7630 1411

Investec Bank (UK) Limited is acting exclusively for Alterian and no one else in connection with the Offer, and the Issue and will not
be responsible to anyone other than Alterian for providing the protections afforded to clients of Investec Bank (UK) Limited nor for giving
advice in relation to the Offer and the Issue or any matter or arrangement referred to in this announcement.

KBC Peel Hunt Ltd is acting exclusively for Mediasurface and no one else in connection with the Offer, and the Issue and will not be 
responsible to anyone other than 
Mediasurface for providing the protections afforded to clients of KBC Peel Hunt Ltd nor for giving advice in relation to the Offer and the Issue or any matter or arrangement referred to in this announcement. 

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