Former Centaur Media chief executive Geoff Wilmot to make a bid for the company

centaurGeoff Wilmot, the former chief executive of Centaur Media plc has said that he is in talks with financial backers about making a bid for the business. Geoff Wilmot left Centaur in May this year. Tim Potter, MD of the Business Publishing division left at the same time.

A stock market announcement released yesterday said:

“Mr Wilmot notes the recent movement in the share price of Centaur.

Mr Wilmot, the former CEO of Centaur, confirms that he is considering an offer for Centaur and to that end has had preliminary discussions with certain prospective finance providers.

Mr Wilmot must, in accordance with Rule 2.6(a) of the Code, clarify his intentions by no later than 5.00pm on Tuesday 22nd October, by either announcing a firm intention to make an offer or that he does not intend to make an offer, in which case the announcement will be treated as a statement to which Rule 2.8 of the Code applies. This deadline will only be extended with the consent of the Panel in accordance with Rule 2.6(c) of the Code.

This announcement does not constitute an announcement of a firm intention to make an offer under Rule 2.7 of the Code and there can be no certainty that an offer will be made, nor as to the terms on which any offer will be made.

Further announcements will be made in due course.”

Centaur Media issued a statement today:

“Centaur Media plc (LSE: CAU, “Centaur”) notes the announcement yesterday by Geoffrey Wilmot that he has had preliminary discussions with prospective financial providers in relation to a potential offer for Centaur.

The Board of Centaur (the “Board”) confirms that to date no discussions have taken place between the Company and Geoffrey Wilmot concerning a potential offer.”

UK, London

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