D.E. MASTER BLENDERS 1753 - Announcement

Apr 12, 2013, 03:14 ET from D.E Master Blenders 1753

LONDON, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

On 12 April 2013 D.E MASTER BLENDERS 1753 and JAB announced the intention of JAB to make a cash offer of € 12.50 for D.E MASTER BLENDERS 1753.

Video interview available now with Jan Bennink, Chairman and Interim CEO, D.E. Master Blenders, and Bart Becht, Chairman, Joh. A. Benckiser.

Watch the interviews at http://www.demasterblenders1753.com/News-and-media/news-events/DEMB-JAB-Update-2013.

This communication is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell securities, including shares in D.E MASTER BLENDERS 1753.  The public offer for the outstanding ordinary shares of D.E MASTER BLENDERS 1753 described in this announcement (the "Offer") has not commenced.  At the time the Offer is commenced, the offeror will file a Schedule TO Tender Offer Statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), and D.E MASTER BLENDERS 1753 will file a Schedule 14D-9 Solicitation/Recommendation Statement with respect to the Offer.  The Tender Offer Statement (including an offer memorandum (containing information required by the securities regulator in the Netherlands as well as the SEC), a related letter of transmittal and other offer documents) and the Solicitation/Recommendation Statement, as they may be amended from time to time, will contain important information that should be read carefully before any decision is made with respect to the Offer.  Those materials and other documents filed by the offeror or filed or furnished by D.E MASTER BLENDERS 1753 with the SEC will be available at no charge on the SEC's website at  http://www.sec.gov.

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