Court approval of cancellation of Pref. shares

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Tate & Lyle PLC
13 September 2022




13 September 2022


Tate & Lyle PLC

("Tate & Lyle" or the "Company")

Cancellation and repayment of 6½ per cent. cumulative preference shares approved by Court


Further to the announcements made on 15 June 2022 and 28 July 2022, Tate & Lyle is pleased to announce that the High Court has today approved the proposed reduction of the Company's share capital through the cancellation and repayment of its 6½ per cent. cumulative preference shares (the "Preference Shares" and the "Reduction", respectively).

The Reduction will become effective upon the order of the High Court being registered by the Registrar of Companies, which is expected to take place between 21 September 2022 and 30 September 2022. Tate & Lyle will also be making applications to the Financial Conduct Authority and the London Stock Exchange for:

·      the suspension of the listing of the Preference Shares on the Standard Segment of the Official List maintained by the Financial Conduct Authority and to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange with effect from 7.30 a.m. on 20 September 2022; and

·      the subsequent cancellation of the listing of the Preference Shares on the Standard Segment of the Official List maintained by the Financial Conduct Authority and to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange shortly after the Reduction has become effective.

Assuming that the Reduction becomes effective, repayments of amounts due to holders of Preference Shares would then be made.

Expected Timetable


Expected time and/or date(1)

Last day of dealings in, and for registration of transfers of, and disablement in CREST of, the Preference Shares

16 September 2022

Repayment record time and date

6.00 p.m. on 16 September 2022

Suspension of trading of Preference Shares 

7.30 a.m. on 20 September 2022

Effective date for the Reduction

Between 21 September 2022
and 30 September 2022(2)

Cancellation of listing and trading of Preference Shares

Between 21 September 2022
and 30 September 2022(3)

Despatch of cheques and crediting of CREST accounts in respect of the repayment of the Preference Shares and dividends accrued thereon


On or around 30 September 2022

(1)   The dates and times given are indicative only and are based on current expectations and may be subject to change. References to times are London time, unless otherwise stated. If any of the times and/or dates above change, the revised times and/or dates will be announced via a Regulatory Information Service.

(2)   In order for the Reduction to become effective, the High Court order confirming the Reduction must be registered at the Registrar of Companies, which can take a number of days.

(3)   It is expected that the cancellation of listing and trading of the Preference Shares will take place shortly after the Reduction has become effective.


For more information contact:


Investors and analysts

Christopher Marsh, VP Investor Relations

Tel - Mobile: +44 (0) 7796 192 688



Information on Tate & Lyle


Tate & Lyle is a leading global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions. Supported by our 160-year history of ingredient innovation, we partner with customers to provide consumers with healthier and tastier choices when they eat and drink. We are proud that millions of people around the world consume products containing our ingredients every day.

Through our expertise in sweetening, mouthfeel and fibre fortification, we develop solutions which reduce sugar, calories and fat, add fibre, and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, soups, sauces and dressings.

We have more than 3,500 employees working in around 60 locations across 30 countries. Tate & Lyle's purpose is Transforming Lives Through the Science of Food and through our purpose we believe we can successfully grow our business and have a positive impact on society. We live our purpose in three ways, by supporting healthy living, building thriving communities and caring for our planet.

Tate & Lyle is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TATE.L. American Depositary Receipts trade under TATYY. In the year ended 31 March 2022, Tate & Lyle's revenue from continuing operations totaled £1.4 billion. For more information, please visit or follow Tate & Lyle on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Tate & Lyle's LEI number is: 2138008K14474WPKZ244

Important notes


This announcement is not intended to, and does not constitute or form part of, and should not be construed as, any offer, invitation, solicitation or recommendation of an offer to purchase, sell, subscribe for or otherwise dispose of or acquire any securities or the solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction and neither the issue of the information nor anything contained herein shall form the basis of or be relied upon in connection with, or act as an inducement to enter into, any investment activity. No shares are being offered to the public by means of this announcement. This announcement does not constitute either advice or a recommendation regarding any securities, or purport to contain all of the information that may be required to evaluate any investment in Tate & Lyle or any of its securities and should not be relied upon to form the basis of, or be relied on in connection with, any contract or commitment or investment decision whatsoever. Past performance is not an indication of future results and past performance should not be taken as a representation that trends or activities underlying past performance will continue in the future.

Shareholders are advised to carefully read the Notice, once available. Any response to the Reduction should be made only on the basis of the information in the Notice. If you are in any doubt as to what action you should take in relation to this announcement or in connection with the Reduction, you are recommended to seek your own personal financial advice immediately from your stockbroker, bank manager, solicitor, accountant or other independent financial adviser authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, or from another appropriately authorised independent financial adviser.

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This announcement has been prepared for the purposes of complying with the applicable law and regulation of the United Kingdom (including the Listing Rules and the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules) and the information disclosed may not be the same as that which would have been disclosed if this announcement had been prepared in accordance with the laws and regulations of any jurisdiction outside of the United Kingdom.

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