Application has been made to the UK Listing Authority and the London Stock Exchange for a block listing of 5,390,000 ordinary shares of 50 pence each in the Company to trade on the London Stock Exchange (ISIN: GB0001411924) and to be admitted to the Official List of the UK Listing Authority. The shares are expected to be admitted to the Official List on 10 October 2018.
These shares would only be issued following the offer for Sky from Comcast Bidco Limited (the "Offer") becoming wholly unconditional and to satisfy the exercise of employee share options under the following plans: Sky plc 2008 Long Term Incentive Plan (615,000 shares), Sky plc UK Sharesave Schemes (4,750,000 shares) and Sky plc 2016 Irish Sharesave Scheme (25,000 shares). On issuance the shares will rank equally with the existing issued ordinary shares of the Company.
In accordance with Rule 2.9 of The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers, Sky confirms that, as of close of business on 5 October 2018, it had 1,719,617,230 ordinary shares of 50 pence each in issue. Following the issuance of shares in respect of exercisable awards and options this will increase to up to 1,725,007,230 ordinary shares of 50 pence each. Each ordinary share carries one right to vote. Sky does not hold any ordinary shares in treasury.
8 October 2018
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