GSK plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) has today (Monday 18 July 2022) completed the demerger of the Consumer Healthcare business from the GSK Group to form the Haleon Group. The shares of Haleon plc (ticker “LSE: HLN”) will be admitted at 8.00 a.m. today to the Premium Listing segment of the Official List and to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (“LSE”).
It is expected that American Depositary Shares representing shares of Haleon plc (ticker: “NYSE: HLN”) (“Haleon ADSs”) will commence “regular-way” trading on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) at market open on Friday 22 July 2022. In addition, we expect that Haleon ADSs will begin trading on a “when-issued” basis on the NYSE from market open today up to and including Thursday 21 July 2022. Each Haleon ADS represents two Haleon ordinary shares.
GSK Share Consolidation
At the GSK General Meeting on 6 July 2022, alongside the demerger, GSK shareholders also approved the consolidation of GSK shares (the “GSK Share Consolidation”). The GSK Share Consolidation is expected to take place after the market closes today. It is expected that admission and dealings in the new GSK shares on the LSE will commence at 8.00 a.m. on Tuesday 19 July 2022. GSK will provide an update following the completion of the GSK Share Consolidation at around 7.00 a.m. on Tuesday 19 July 2022.
The ratio for the GSK Share Consolidation cannot be fixed at this time as it will depend on fluctuations in the volume and price of the GSK shares in the period between 8.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. today.
As at the time of this announcement, GSK’s issued share capital consists of 5,389,096,045 ordinary shares of 25 pence each (including 304,905,950 ordinary shares held in treasury). Therefore, the total number of voting rights in the Company is 5,084,190,095. If the total number of GSK shares in issue prior to the record time at 8.00 p.m. today is not exactly divisible by the denominator in the consolidation ratio, then shortly before the GSK Share Consolidation, GSK will issue up to 49 ordinary shares to ensure that following the GSK Share Consolidation there are no fractional ordinary shares outstanding.
Further information on and key dates in relation to the proposed demerger of Haleon and the GSK Share Consolidation is set out at the end of this announcement (“Expected Timetable of Principal Events”) and can also be found in the Circular to Shareholders published on 1 June 2022. The Circular is available on GSK’s website at www.gsk.com/demerger.
18 July 2022
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This announcement is for information purposes only and is not intended to and does not constitute or form part of any offer or invitation to purchase, otherwise acquire, subscribe for, sell, otherwise dispose of or issue, or any solicitation of any offer to sell, otherwise dispose of, issue, purchase, otherwise acquire or subscribe for, any security.
Expected Timetable of Principal Events
The times and dates set out in the timetable below and throughout this announcement are indicative only and based on GSK’s current expectations and may be subject to change without further notice.