Alere Rule 8.1 Announcement Regarding Ownership of Axis-Shield Shares

FORM 8 (DD)

PUBLIC DEALING DISCLOSURE BY A PARTY TO AN OFFER OR PERSON ACTING IN CONCERT (INCLUDING DEALINGS FOR THE ACCOUNT OF DISCRETIONARY INVESTMENT CLIENTS)

Rules 8.1, 8.2 and 8.4 of the Takeover Code (the "Code")

Oct 03, 2011, 08:46 ET from Alere Inc.

WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. 3, 2011

(a) Identity of the party to the offer or person acting in concert making the disclosure:

ALERE INC, THROUGH ITS WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY ALERE AS HOLDINGS LIMITED

(b) Owner or controller of interests and short positions disclosed, if different from 1(a):  The naming of nominee or vehicle companies is insufficient

N/A

(c) Name of offeror/offeree in relation to whose relevant securities this form relates: Use a separate form for each offeror/offeree

AXIS-SHIELD PLC (OFFEREE)

(d) Status of person making the disclosure: e.g. offeror, offeree, person acting in concert with the offeror/offeree (specify name of offeror/offeree)

PERSON ACTING IN CONCERT WITH THE OFFEROR (ALERE AS HOLDINGS LIMITED)

(e) Date dealing undertaken:

30 SEPTEMBER 2011

(f)  Has the party previously disclosed, or is it today disclosing, under the Code in respect of any other party to this offer?

NO

2.         POSITIONS OF THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

(a)        Interests and short positions in the relevant securities of the offeror or offeree to which the disclosure relates following the dealing

Class of relevant security:

 

 

 

Interests

Short positions

Number

%

Number

%

(1) Relevant securities owned and/or controlled:

14,950,000

29.90

 

 

(2) Derivatives (other than options):

 

 

 

 

(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell:

 

 

 

 

     TOTAL:

14,950,000

29.90

 

 

All interests and all short positions should be disclosed.

Details of any open derivative or option positions, or agreements to purchase or sell relevant securities, should be given on a Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions).

Details of any securities borrowing and lending positions or financial collateral arrangements should be disclosed on a Supplemental Form 8 (SBL).

(b)        Rights to subscribe for new securities (including directors' and other executive options)

 

Class of relevant security in relation to which subscription right exists:

 

Details, including nature of the rights concerned and relevant percentages:

 

If there are positions or rights to subscribe to disclose in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 2(a) or (b) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security.

3.         DEALINGS BY THE PERSON MAKING THE DISCLOSURE

(a)        Purchases and sales

Class of relevant security

Purchase/sale

Number of securities

Price per unit

Ordinary 35p Shares

Purchase

135

4.4925 GBP

Ordinary 35p Shares

Purchase

872

4.495 GBP

Ordinary 35p Shares

Purchase

378

4.4975 GBP

Ordinary 35p Shares

Purchase

3,741

4.50 GBP

Ordinary 35p Shares

Purchase

3,585

4.55 GBP

Ordinary 35p Shares

Purchase

343

4.5575 GBP

Ordinary 35p Shares

Purchase

2,000

4.56 GBP

Ordinary 35p Shares

Purchase

2,382

4.57 GBP

Ordinary 35p Shares

Purchase

2,340

4.5875 GBP

Ordinary 35p Shares

Purchase

7,660

4.59 GBP

Ordinary 35p Shares

Purchase

3,936,096

4.60 GBP

(b)        Derivatives transactions (other than options)

Class of relevant security

Product description
e.g. CFD

Nature of dealing
e.g. opening/closing a long/short position, increasing/reducing a long/short position

Number of reference securities

Price per unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

(c)        Options transactions in respect of existing securities

(i)         Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

Class of relevant security

Product description e.g. call option

Writing, purchasing, selling, varying etc.

Number of securities to which option relates

Exercise price per unit

Type
e.g. American, European etc.

Expiry date

Option money paid/ received per unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(ii)        Exercising

Class of relevant security

Product description
e.g. call option

Number of securities

Exercise price per unit

 

 

 

 

 

(d)        Other dealings (including subscribing for new securities)

Class of relevant security

Nature of dealing
e.g. subscription, conversion

Details

Price per unit (if applicable)

 

 

 

 

 

The currency of all prices and other monetary amounts should be stated.

Where there have been dealings in more than one class of relevant securities of the offeror or offeree named in 1(c), copy table 3(a), (b), (c) or (d) (as appropriate) for each additional class of relevant security dealt in.

4.         OTHER INFORMATION

(a)        Indemnity and other dealing arrangements

Details of any indemnity or option arrangement, or any agreement or understanding, formal or informal, relating to relevant securities which may be an inducement to deal or refrain from dealing entered into by the party to the offer or person acting in concert making the disclosure and any other person:

If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state "none"

None

(b)        Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

Details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding, formal or informal, between the party to the offer or person acting in concert making the disclosure and any other person relating to:

(i)  the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option; or

(ii) the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any derivative is referenced:

If there are no such agreements, arrangements or understandings, state "none"

None

(c)        Attachments

Are any Supplemental Forms attached?

Supplemental Form 8 (Open Positions)

NO

Supplemental Form 8 (SBL)

NO

Date of disclosure:

3 October 2011

Contact name:

Jay McNamara

Telephone number:

+1 (781) 314 4049

Public disclosures under Rule 8 of the Code must be made to a Regulatory Information Service and must also be emailed to the Takeover Panel at monitoring@disclosure.org.uk.  The Panel's Market Surveillance Unit is available for consultation in relation to the Code's dealing disclosure requirements on +44 (0)20 7638 0129.

The Code can be viewed on the Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.

 

SOURCE Alere Inc.