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For immediate release 24 August 2018
Sky plc ("Sky")
Response Circular in relation to offer by 21st Century Fox
At the request of the Panel, Sky wishes to clarify that the Independent Committee's advice to the Independent Shareholders, as set out in the Response Circular dated 20 August 2018 for the reasons set out therein, was given with the benefit of financial advice provided by Morgan Stanley and Barclays for the purposes of Rule 3 of the Takeover Code, and by PJT Partners, each of whom had so advised the Independent Committee as to the financial terms of the offer by 21st Century Fox. In providing their financial advice to the Independent Committee, Morgan Stanley, PJT Partners and Barclays have taken into account the commercial assessments of the Independent Committee.
Robert Kingston +44 20 7032 3726
Gavin Davis +44 20 7032 7115
Publication on website
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Neither the contents of Sky's website nor the contents of any website accessible from hyperlinks on Sky's website are incorporated into or form part of this announcement.
Important notice relating to financial advisers
Morgan Stanley & Co International plc ("Morgan Stanley"), which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the FCA and the Prudential Regulation Authority in the United Kingdom, Barclays Bank PLC (acting through its Investment Bank) ("Barclays"), which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated in the United Kingdom by the FCA and the Prudential Regulation Authority and PJT Partners (UK) Limited ("PJT Partners"), which is authorised and regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom, are each acting for Sky and no one else in connection with the matters described herein and will not be responsible to anyone other than Sky for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients, for giving advice in connection with the matters described herein or in relation to any matter referred to herein.
Capitalised terms used but not defined in this announcement shall have the meaning given to them in Sky's Response Circular dated 20 August 2018.
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This announcement is not intended to, and does not, constitute or form part of any offer, invitation or the solicitation of any offer to purchase, otherwise acquire, subscribe for, sell or otherwise dispose of, any securities whether pursuant to this announcement or otherwise.