A class 1 circular must also include the following information:
the information given in the notification (see LR 10.4.1R);
the information required by LR 13 Annex 1;
the information required by LR 13.5 (if applicable); and
a declaration by its directors in the following form (with appropriate modifications):
"The directors of [the company], whose names appear on page [ ], accept responsibility for the information contained in this document. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the directors (who have taken all reasonable care to ensure that such is the case) the information contained in this document is in accordance with the facts and does not omit anything likely to affect the import of such information.";
a statement of the effect of the acquisition or disposal on the group's earnings and assets and liabilities; and
if a statement or report attributed to a person as an expert is included in a circular (other than a statement or report incorporated by reference from a prospectus or listing particulars), a statement to the effect that the statement or report is included, in the form and context in which it is included, with the person's consent.
whether the modification is significant to shareholders;
if the modification is significant to shareholders, the reason for its significance; and
If a class 1 circular relates to a takeover offer which is recommended by the offeree's board and the listed company has had access to due diligence information on the offeree at the time the class 1 circular is published, the listed company must prepare and publish the working capital statement on the basis that the acquisition has taken place.
If a class 1 circular relates to a takeover offer which has not been recommended by the offeree's board or the listed company has not had access to due diligence information on the offeree at the time the class 1 circular is published, then the listed company must comply with paragraphs (3) to (6).
The listed company must prepare and publish the working capital statement on the listed company on the basis that the acquisition has not taken place. The working capital statement prepared on the basis that the acquisition has taken place must be updated and published and sent to shareholders within 28 days of the offer becoming or being declared wholly unconditional. The circular must state that the statements on a combined basis will be made available as soon as possible.
Other information on the offeree required by LR 13 Annex 1 should be disclosed in the class 1 circular on the basis of information published or made available by the offeree and of which the listed company is aware and is free to disclose.
If the takeover offer becomes unconditional, any change or addition to the information disclosed which is material in relation to the listed company, should be disclosed in a circular published (in the absence of exceptional circumstances) within 28 days after the offer becoming or being declared wholly unconditional.
If the takeover offer has been recommended but the listed company does not have access to due diligence information on the offeree, the listed company must disclose in the class 1 circular why access has not been given to that information.
If a class 1 transaction relates to the acquisition of a scientific research based company or related assets, the class 1 circular must contain an explanation of the transaction's impact on the acquirer's business plan and the information set out in Section 1c of Part III (Scientific research based companies) 1of the CESR recommendations.1