Scapa Group Plc - Notice of Termination of Material Contract

Scapa Group plc

 

Notice of Termination of Material Contract

 

Scapa Group plc announces that on Friday 31 May after the market closed, Scapa received notice from ConvaTec Inc. (ConvaTec) that it was terminating the Master Supply Agreement (MSA) with Scapa Tapes North America LLC; accompanying the notice was an action for a declaratory judgment concerning the MSA filed by ConvaTec in federal court in New Jersey.

 

Neither the Company nor Scapa Tapes North America LLC accept that ConvaTec has any grounds to terminate the five year supply agreement in respect of which a three year term remains, nor to pursue its declaratory judgment claim.  The Company and Scapa Tapes North America LLC have instructed external legal counsel and will strongly contest and defend their rights under the MSA and in response to the New Jersey action in which it will assert and pursue all appropriate rights and remedies. 

 

The MSA provides for a binding contractual commitment for a minimum circa. US$30m of revenue per annum.  The Company is assessing the potential profit implications and will issue a further update accordingly.