General Announcement
Reference No MM-041020-40839

Submitting Merchant Bank
:
AMMERCHANT BANK BERHAD  
Company Name
:
SIME DARBY BERHAD  
Stock Name
:
SIME  
Date Announced
:
20/10/2004  


Type:Announcement
Subject:SIME DARBY BERHAD ("SDB")

MANDATORY TAKE-OVER OFFER BY SPACE TRACKS SDN BHD ("STSB"), A WHOLLY-OWNED SUBSIDIARY OF SDB, TO ACQUIRE THE REMAINING SHARES AND WARRANTS IN HYUNDAI BERJAYA CORPORATION BERHAD ("HBCORP") NOT HELD BY IT UPON COMPLETION OF THE PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF 51% EQUITY INTEREST IN HBCORP
-Disclosure of Dealings Pursuant to the Malaysian Code on Take-Overs and Mergers, 1998 ("Code")

Contents :

We refer to the above matter.

Pursuant to Section 32 of the Code, AmMerchant Bank Berhad ("AmMerchant Bank") wishes to announce on behalf of SDB and STSB, the dealings in the ordinary shares of SDB and HBCorp as well as warrants of HBCorp (collectively, "Affected Securities") by SDB and/or STSB, persons acting in concert with SDB and/or STSB and/or the persons connected to them as set out in Section 32 of the Code (collectively the "Parties").

The details of the dealings in the Affected Securities by the Parties are set out in Table 1 below.

Any disclosures made by AmMerchant Bank pursuant to Section 32 of the Code, on behalf of the relevant Parties, are based on the disclosures as furnished to us by SDB. AmMerchant Bank shall not be responsible for any omission and/or error in such disclosure to the authorities.

This announcement is dated 20 October 2004.


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