Australian Leisure & Hospitality Group Limited 02 – Panel Receives Application [27/08/2004] The Takeovers Panel

Friday, 27 August 2004

AUSTRALIAN LEISURE & HOSPITALITY GROUP LIMITED 02 – PANEL RECEIVES APPLICATION

The Panel announces that it has received an application from Bruandwo Pty Limited (Bruandwo) dated 27 August 2004 alleging unacceptable circumstances in relation to Bruandwo’s off-market takeover bid for all the ordinary shares in Australian Leisure & Hospitality Group Limited (ALH).

The application submits that unacceptable circumstances exist because of misleading and deceptive statements in, or material omissions from, ALH’s target’s statement dated 12 August 2004.

The Panel has not decided whether to conduct proceedings in relation to the application and makes no comment on the merits of the application. It also notes that it has not received submissions from the other parties to the application and it is, therefore, unaware of their views.

The President of the Panel is appointing a sitting Panel to consider the application.

Nigel Morris
Director, Takeovers Panel
Level 47 Nauru House, 80 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Ph: +61 3 9655 3501
nigel.morris@takeovers.gov.au