First Acceptance of the H Share Offer Closes on 19 April 2021

HONG KONG SAR - Media OutReach - 14 April 2021 - Zhejiang New Century Hotel Management Co., Ltd. ("Zhejiang New Century Hotel" or the "Company", HKEx stock code: 1158) announced that the Company's H Shareholders have approved the privatization and delisting proposal offered by Kunpeng Asia Limited ("the Offeror"), at the H Share Class Meeting and Extraordinary General Meeting held yesterday. The consideration to acquire all the H Shares of Zhejiang New Century Hotel proposed by Kunpeng Asia Limited is HK$18.15 per share, representing a premium of approximately 24.7% over the H Share closing price on the Last Trading Date (18 January 2021).

 

For the privatization to become unconditional, the Offeror must receive minimum valid acceptances of 90% of the number of H Shares held by the Independent H Shareholders. As of 13 April 2021, valid acceptances totaled approximately 84.40% of H Shares held by the Independent H Shareholders have been received. The Domestic Share Offer is subject to the H Share Offer being declared unconditional in all respects. The first closing date for acceptances of the H Share Offer is 19 April 2021 (next Monday). If shareholders' H Shares have been lodged with licensed securities dealers, and they intend to accept the H Share Offer, they should instruct their licensed securities dealers to accept the H Share Offer as soon as possible before the closing date.

 

Pursuant to the Takeovers Code, settlement in cash in respect of acceptances of the H Share Offer will be made within 7 business days of the later of the date on which the H Share Offer has been declared unconditional and the date on which the H Shares are tendered for acceptance of the H Share Offer. For further details on how to accept the Offer, please refer to Appendix I of the Composite Document dated 19 March 2021.

 

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