Publication of Circular and Notice of General Meeting in relation to proposed acquisition of Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc.

Stock market announcement

RNS Number : 1426S
Drax Group PLC
(Symbol: DRX)

On 8 February 2021, Drax announced that it had entered into an agreement to purchase Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. (the “Acquisition”).

Drax is pleased to announce that a Circular in relation to the Acquisition (the “Circular”) has been published.

The Acquisition is subject to the approval of the shareholders of the Company and, accordingly, the Circular contains a notice convening a general meeting of the Company to be held at Opus Energy House, 8-10 The Lakes, Northampton NN4 7YD, UK at 4:30 pm on 31 March 2021. In light of COVID-19 restrictions and current prohibitions on public gatherings, attendance at the general meeting shall be restricted and therefore shareholders are strongly encouraged to vote electronically or to vote by proxy.

The Company will be accepting shareholders’ questions for the general meeting via the facility on the Company’s website at https://www.drax.com/northamerica/investors/disclaimer-proposed-acquisition-of-pinnacle-renewable-energy-inc-by-drax. The deadline for submitting questions is 5:00pm on 19 March 2021. The Company will look to post answers to questions received on the Company’s website.

The Circular, which has been produced in accordance with the Listing Rules and approved by the Financial Conduct Authority, will shortly be available on the Company’s website at www.drax.com/northamerica. In accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.1, a copy of the Circular has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will be available shortly at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism. Printed copies of the Circular will be posted to shareholders who have elected to receive them.

Enquiries:

Drax Investor Relations: Mark Strafford

+44 (0) 7730 763 949

Media:

Drax External Communications: Ali Lewis

+44 (0) 7712 670 888

Royal Bank of Canada (Financial Adviser, Sponsor and Joint Corporate Broker):

+44 (0) 20 7653 4000

James Agnew Peter Buzzi Mark Rushton Evgeni Jordanov Jonathan Hardy Jack Wood

Important notice

The contents of this announcement have been prepared by and are the sole responsibility of Drax Group plc (the “Company”).

RBC Europe Limited (“RBC”), which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (the “PRA”) and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) and the PRA, is acting exclusively for the Company and for no one else in connection with the Acquisition, the content of this announcement and other matters described in this announcement and will not regard any other person as its clients in relation to the Acquisition, the content of this announcement and other matters described in this announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to its clients nor for providing advice to any other person in relation to the Acquisition, the content of this announcement or any other matters referred to in this announcement.

This announcement does not constitute or form part of any offer or invitation to sell or issue, or any solicitation of any offer to purchase or subscribe for, any shares in the Company or in any entity discussed herein, in any jurisdiction nor shall it or any part of it nor the fact of its distribution form the basis of, or be relied on in connection with, any contract commitment or investment decision in relation thereto nor does it constitute a recommendation regarding the securities of the Company or of any entity discussed herein.

RBC and its affiliates do not accept any responsibility or liability whatsoever and make no representations or warranties, express or implied, in relation to the contents of this announcement, including its accuracy, fairness, sufficient, completeness or verification or for any other statement made or purported to be made by it, or on its behalf, in connection with the Acquisition and nothing in this announcement is, or shall be relied upon as, a promise or representation in this respect, whether as to the past or the future. RBC and its respective affiliates accordingly disclaim to the fullest extent permitted by law all and any responsibility and liability whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise which it might otherwise be found to have in respect of this announcement or any such statement.

Each of the Company, RBC and their respective affiliates expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to supplement, amend, update, review or revise any of the forward looking statements made herein, except as required by law.

You are advised to read this announcement and the circular in their entirety for a further discussion of the factors that could affect the Company and its group and/or, following completion, the enlarged group’s future performance. In light of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions, the events described in the forward-looking statements in this announcement may not occur.

Neither the content of the Company’s website (or any other website) nor any website accessible by hyperlinks on the Company’s website (or any other website) is incorporated in, or forms part of, this announcement.