Saturday, 8 October 2011
Result of Stagecoach Extraordinary General Meeting
Application has been made to the UK Listing Authority and to the London Stock Exchange to trade in the new ordinary shares arising out of the share capital consolidation. It is expected that such amendment and admission of the New Ordinary Shares will take place at 8.00a.m. on 10 October 2011. Dealings in existing ordinary shares have now ceased and the shares closed at £2.49.
Shareholders will receive a payment of 47p per share which is expected to be released on 21 October 2011. Their shareholding will be consolidated into New Ordinary Shares which, according to the Stagecoach website, will make the share price directly comparable before and after the Return of Cash. It will also maintain the comparability of future earnings and dividend per share amounts with previously reported figures; and maintain the intrinsic value of awards that have been made under Stagecoach Share Schemes, such as the grant of share options to employees.