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Friday 25 May, 2012

Octopus Apollo VCT2

Octopus Apollo VCT2 plc : POSSIBLE MERGER PURSU...

Octopus Apollo VCT2 plc : POSSIBLE MERGER PURSUANT TO SCHEMES OF RECONSTRUCTION UNDER S.110 OF THE INSOLVENCY ACT 1986

JOINT ANNOUNCEMENT

OCTOPUS APOLLO VCT 1 PLC ("APOLLO 1")
OCTOPUS APOLLO VCT 2 PLC ("APOLLO 2")
OCTOPUS APOLLO VCT 3 PLC ("APOLLO 3")
OCTOPUS APOLLO VCT 4 PLC ("APOLLO 4")

POSSIBLE MERGER PURSUANT TO SCHEMES OF RECONSTRUCTION UNDER S.110 OF THE INSOLVENCY ACT 1986

The Boards of Apollo 1, Apollo 2, Apollo 3 and Apollo 4, which are all managed by Octopus Investments Limited, are pleased to announce that following the proposed changes to the VCT investment limits (as introduced by the Finance Bill 2012) they have reached agreement, in principle, on terms to merge the four companies. The merger is intended to achieve, amongst other things, cost savings, administrative efficiency and the potential for a more diverse portfolio through the creation of a significantly enlarged VCT to provide benefits for all shareholders.

The intention is that the proposed merger will be completed pursuant to schemes of reconstruction under s.110 of the Insolvency Act 1986. A merger on this basis will be outside the provisions of The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.

The intention is that Apollo 1, Apollo 2 and Apollo 4 will each transfer their assets and liabilities to Apollo 3 in consideration for new Apollo 3 ordinary shares to be issued to Apollo 1, Apollo 2 and Apollo 4 shareholders.

Each acquisition will require the approval of the shareholders of the relevant companies, and will be completed on a relative net asset value basis and will not be conditional on the other acquisitions proceeding.

Formal proposals, including the procedure for shareholders to vote on the proposals, will be provided to shareholders of all the relevant companies, at which point, a further announcement will be made.

Enquiries:
Tracey Spevack
Company Secretary
Tel 020 7776 3195




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