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Melrose Commences Tender Offer For Elster Group SE

This announcement contains (or may contain) certain forward-looking statements with respect to certain of Melrose's current expectations and projections about future events. These statements, which sometimes use words such as "anticipate", "believe", "intend", "estimate", "expect", "will", "shall", "may", "aim", "predict", "should", "continue" and words of similar meaning and/or other similar expressions that are predictions of or indicate future events and/or future trends, reflect the directors' beliefs and expectations at the date of this announcement and involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results and performance to differ materially from any expected future results or performance expressed or implied by the forward-looking statement.

Statements contained in this announcement regarding past trends or activities should not be taken as a representation that such trends or activities will continue in the future. The information contained in this announcement is subject to change without notice and, except as required by applicable law, neither Melrose nor any of its affiliates assumes any responsibility or obligation to update publicly or review any of the forward-looking statements contained herein. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this announcement.

Important Additional Information

This announcement is for informational purposes only and neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell securities. The tender offer is being made pursuant to a tender offer statement on Schedule TO that was filed by Melrose and Mintford AG with the SEC on July 9, 2012. Elster will file a solicitation/recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9 with respect to the tender offer on July 9, 2012. The tender offer statement (including an offer to purchase, a related letters of transmittal and other tender offer documents) and the solicitation/recommendation statement contain important information that should be read carefully before making any decision to tender securities in the tender offer.   Elster securityholders may obtain free copies of these materials (and all other tender offer documents filed with the SEC) on the SEC ' s website at  http://www.sec.gov.  In addition, copies of these materials may be obtained for free by directing such requests to D.F. King & Co., Inc., the Information Agent for the tender offer, toll-free at 1-800-269-6427.  The solicitation/recommendation statement and related documents may be obtained by directing such requests to Elster.

This announcement is for information purposes only and shall not constitute an offer to buy, sell, issue or subscribe for, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, sell, issue, or subscribe for, any securities in Melrose or any other entity.  No securities of Melrose have been or will be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration thereunder.

Enquiries: M:Communications Nick Miles/Ann-marie Wilkinson/ Andrew Benbow     +44(0)20-7920-2330

SOURCE Melrose PLC

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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