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Offeror(s): InterfaceIT Pty Limited
Independent Adviser(s): Simmons Corporate Finance
Company Meeting Date: 05/05/2016
Exemption: GeoOp Limited - Exemption Notice 2016
GeoOp Limited (“GeoOp”) and InterfaceIT Pty Limited (“InterfaceIT”) had entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement whereby GeoOp would acquire 100% of the shares in InterfaceIT for consideration of $9.0 million, satisfied by the allotment of ordinary shares and convertible notes in GeoOp and a conditional performance payment. GeoOp intended to seek shareholder approval for the allotments of shares required to effect the transaction in accordance with rule 7(c) of the Takeovers Code.
On 13 April 2016, the Panel granted an exemption to GeoOp from rules 7(d) and 16(d) of the Code to the extent that those rules required GeoOp to state the issue price for the allotments to be specified in the notice of meeting sent to shareholders. Simmons Corporate Finance prepared a rule 18 independent adviser’s report on the merits of the allotments. GeoOp shareholders approved the allotments at a special meeting of shareholders on 5 May 2016.