22/08/2022

Link Group shareholders overwhelmingly approve Dye & Durham acquisition

  • Link Group shareholders to receive base consideration of A$4.81 per share in cash

TORONTO, Aug. 22, 2022 /CNW/ – Dye & Durham Limited (TSX: DND) (“Dye & Durham” or the “Company”), a leading provider of cloud-based, efficient workflow software for legal and business professionals, announced today that shareholders of Link Administration Holdings Limited (ASX: LNK) (“Link Group”) have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Company’s proposed acquisition of Link Group. Under the proposed transaction’s revised scheme implementation deed, Link Group shareholders will receive a base consideration of A$4.81 per Link Group share.

“We’re pleased by the strong support that our offer has received from Link Group shareholders,” said Dye & Durham CEO Matthew Proud. “This is a major step toward successfully completing this transformative transaction and bringing together two global leaders in cloud-based workflow software and digital infrastructure. This deal would enable significant innovation for the benefit of customers around the world and enable us to bring new and exciting products to the markets in which we operate.”

Vivek Bhatia, Link Group CEO, said: “Today’s vote result reflects our shareholders’ excitement about this transaction and the opportunity it represents to create significant and sustainable value. Combining Link Group with Dye & Durham, one of the world’s most rapidly growing technology companies, would create a truly global champion focused on driving efficiency and productivity for business customers. We look forward to working together with Dye & Durham on bringing this deal to a successful conclusion.”

In addition to Link Group shareholder approval, the revised scheme is subject to court and regulatory approvals, including that of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the UK Financial Conduct Authority, and other customary closing conditions.

About Dye & Durham
Dye & Durham Limited is a leading provider of cloud–based software and technology solutions designed to improve efficiency and increase productivity for legal and business professionals. Dye & Durham provides critical information services and workflows, which clients use to manage their process, information and regulatory requirements. The Company has operations in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia, and has a strong blue-chip customer base that includes law firms, financial service institutions, and government organizations.

Additional information can be found at www.dyedurham.com

Forward-looking Statements
This press release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws, which reflects the Company’s current expectations regarding future events, including statements relating to the Company’s planned acquisition of Link Group and the expected closing of the proposed transaction and with respect to future plans and expected benefits. In some cases, but not necessarily in all cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward looking terminology such as “plans”, “targets”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “an opportunity exists”, “is positioned”, “estimates”, “intends”, “assumes”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate” or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might”, “will” or “will be taken”, “occur” or “be achieved”. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances contain forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not historical facts, nor guarantees or assurances of future performance but instead represent management’s current beliefs, expectations, estimates and projections regarding future events and operating performance.

Such forward-looking information is necessarily based on a number of opinions, estimates and assumptions. Forward-looking information is also subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, which could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those that are disclosed in or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risk associated with the Company’s and Link Group’s ability to obtain the approvals that are required to consummate the proposed transaction and the timing of the closing of the proposed transaction, including the risk that the conditions to the transaction are not satisfied on a timely basis or at all and the failure of the transaction to close for any other reason; the risk that a consent or authorization that may be required for the proposed transaction is not obtained or is obtained subject to conditions that are not anticipated; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against the parties and others related to the acquisition agreement; unanticipated difficulties or expenditures relating to the transaction, the response of business partners and retention as a result of the announcement and pendency of the transaction; risks relating to the value of the Company’s common stock to be issued in connection with the transaction; the Company being unable to realize expected synergies; and the diversion of management time on transaction-related issues, as well as the factors discussed under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s most recent annual information form. If any of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if the opinions, estimates or assumptions underlying the forward-looking information prove incorrect, actual results or future events might vary materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking information. Accordingly, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information, which speaks only as of the date made. The forward-looking information contained in this news release represents the Company’s expectations as of the date of this news release, and are subject to change after such date. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required under applicable law.

Investor Relations: Ross Marshall, Phone: (416) 526-1563, E-mail: [email protected]

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