Sunday, May 31, 2009

BVI subsidiaries of Hutchison Whampoa Ltd publish status update of their cash tender offer

On May 22, 2009, the British Virgin Islands companies Acelist Limited, Daystep Limited, Ideal Zone Limited and Plan Bright Limited, all of them being wholly-owned subsidiaries of Hutchison Whampoa Limited, made an announcement in connection with the cash tender offer issued on May 7, 2009 by CI-based subsidiaries of Hutchison. The BVI companies announced that the notes were tendered on May 21, 2009. According to the terms and conditions of the tender offer, which are set in the Offer of Purchase, its expiration date currently is June 8, 2009.

The aggregate principal amount of the Notes tendered exceeds the US$1,500 mln Maximum Tender Offer Amount, so 2013 notes will, if accepted for purchase, be purchased on a pro rata basis. Any notes tendered but not accepted for purchase will be returned to the tendering parties following the expiration or termination of the applicable tender offer, are more fully set out in the Offer to Purchase.