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Marston's Plc - Statement regarding press speculation

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Marston's PLC

Statement regarding press speculation

The Board of Marston's PLC ("Marston's" or the "Company") notes the press speculation and confirms that it has today received an unsolicited non-binding proposal from Platinum Equity Advisors, LLC ("Platinum") regarding a possible cash offer for the entire issued, and to be issued, share capital of Marston's (the "Proposal").

The Board will evaluate the Proposal with its advisers and a further announcement will be made in due course. There can be no certainty that any firm offer will be made for the Company, nor as to the terms on which any firm offer might be made.

In accordance with Rule 2.6(a) of the Code, Platinum, is required, by no later than 5.00 p.m. (London time) on Friday 26th February 2021, being 28 days after today's date, to either announce a firm intention to make an offer for the Company in accordance with Rule 2.7 of the Code or announce that it does not intend to make an offer, in which case the announcement will be treated as a statement to which Rule 2.8 of the Code applies. This deadline can be extended with the consent of the Takeover Panel (the "Panel") in accordance with Rule 2.6(c) of the Code.