Aurora confirms Offer for Eureka to close on 15 June 2012
PERTH, Australia, June 8, 2012 /CNW/ - Aurora Oil and Gas Limited (ASX:AUT, TSX:AEF) ("Aurora") wishes to update the market in relation to its unconditional cash Offer of $0.45 per share for Eureka Energy Limited (ASX:EKA) ("Eureka").
Under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) if a company wishes to extend its Offer, the extension must be announced at least five trading days before the end of the Offer period. As Aurora's Offer is scheduled to close on Friday, 15 June 2012, the time for making such an extension (being Thursday, 7 June) has now passed1.
Accordingly, Aurora's Offer for Eureka, will close on 15 June 20121.
Aurora further notes that under the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth), Aurora is not permitted to increase its Offer price in the last 5 trading days of the Offer period.
If Eureka shareholders have any questions in relation to the Offer or how to accept the Offer, please call the Offer Information Line on 1800 821 492 (toll-free for calls made within Australia) or +61 2 8256 3384 (for calls made from outside Australia) from Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm (AEST time). Please note that calls to these numbers may be recorded.
1 Aurora will be permitted to extend or vary its Offer up until the close of the Offer if one of the matters set out in section 649C of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) occurs prior to close of the Offer
For further information:
FTI Consulting (Perth)
08 9386 1233
0488 400 248
FTI Consulting (Sydney)
02 8298 6100
0416 041 768