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BABCOCK INTERNATIONAL GROUP PLC
27 March 2014
Publication and posting of combined circular and prospectus
Further to the announcement earlier today by Babcock International Group PLC, a copy of the combined circular and prospectus dated 27 March 2014 (the "Prospectus") relating to the proposed Acquisition of Avincis for £920 million and the fully underwritten £1.1 billion Rights Issue has been approved by the UK Listing Authority and submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM. The Prospectus is also available on the Company's website: www.babcockinternational.com.
The Prospectus, which contains a notice convening a General Meeting to be held at 10.30 a.m. on 16 April 2014, will be posted to shareholders as soon as practicable.
For further information please contact:
Babcock International Group PLC
+44 (0) 20 7355 5331
Terri Wright, Head of Investor Relations
The defined terms set out in Part XVI of the Prospectus apply in this announcement. This announcement has been issued by and is the sole responsibility of Babcock International Group PLC (the "Company").
This announcement is not a prospectus but an advertisement and investors should not acquire any Nil Paid
Rights, Fully Paid Rights or New Ordinary Shares except on the basis of the information contained in the Prospectus.
A copy of the Prospectus is available from the registered office of the Company and on the Company's website at www.babcockinternational.com provided that the Prospectus will not, subject to certain exceptions, be available (whether through the website or otherwise) to Shareholders in the United States or the Excluded Territories.
Neither the content of the Company's website nor any website accessible by hyperlinks on the Company's website is incorporated in, or forms part of, this announcement. The Prospectus gives further details of the New Ordinary Shares, the Nil Paid Rights and the Fully Paid Rights being offered pursuant to the Rights Issue.
This announcement is for information purposes only and is not intended to and does not constitute or form part of any offer or invitation to purchase or subscribe for, or any solicitation to purchase or subscribe for, Nil Paid Rights, Fully Paid Rights or New Ordinary Shares or to take up any entitlements to Nil Paid Rights in any jurisdiction in which such an offer or solicitation is unlawful. The information contained in this announcement is not for release, publication or distribution to persons in the United States or any of the Excluded Territories and should not be distributed, forwarded to or transmitted in or into any jurisdiction where to do so might constitute a violation of local securities laws or regulations.
The Provisional Allotment Letters, the Nil Paid Rights, the Fully Paid Rights and the New Ordinary Shares have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") or under any securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States, and may not be offered, sold, taken up, exercised, resold, renounced, or otherwise transferred, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in compliance with any applicable securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States.
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