Downing FOUR VCT Merger
On 15 June 2015, the following VCTs have announced proposals to merge:
- Downing Structured Opportunities VCT 1 plc (“DSO”) (as acquirer),
- Downing Planned Exit VCT 2011 plc (“DP2011”),
- Downing Planned Exit VCT 6 plc (“DP6”), and
- Downing Planned Exit VCT 7 plc (“DP7”)
The Enlarged Company will be renamed Downing FOUR VCT plc
The proposals are expected to bring a number of benefits to shareholders, including reduced running costs.
Under the proposals, all existing share classes will remain as separate share classes in the Enlarged Company (with the exception of the sister companies DP6 and DP7 which will combine as one share class).
The merger will have no impact on the planned exit strategies of each share pool. All pools will continue to plan to exit according to their existing schedule.
Shareholder meetings will take place on 9 July 2015 for DSO, DP2011, DP6 and DP7 and second meetings for DP2011, DP6 and DP7 on 20 July 2015, at which time the merger is expected to complete.
Copies of the documents issued in connection with the merger proposals are available as follows:
- Circular to Shareholder of DSO
- Circular to Shareholders of DP2011
- Circular to Shareholders of DP6 and DP7
- Securities Note issued by DSO
- Registration Document issued by DSO
- Summary issued by DSO
- Supplementary Prospectus
Copies of the relevant Circular and the Securities Note have been sent to all Shareholders along with proxy forms for voting at the general meetings and an Electronic Shareholder Communications Election Form to allow Shareholders to opt in to receive electronic copies of documents in future rather than hard copies. Further copies of these forms if required can be obtained from Downing (firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7416 7780).