GSK plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) has today (Monday 18 July 2022) completed the demerger of the Consumer Healthcare business from the GSK Group to form the Haleon Group. The shares of Haleon plc (ticker “LSE: HLN”) will be admitted at 8.00 a.m. today to the Premium Listing segment of the Official List and to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (“LSE”).
It is expected that American Depositary Shares representing shares of Haleon plc (ticker: “NYSE: HLN”) (“Haleon ADSs”) will commence “regular-way” trading on the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) at market open on Friday 22 July 2022. In addition, we expect that Haleon ADSs will begin trading on a “when-issued” basis on the NYSE from market open today up to and including Thursday 21 July 2022. Each Haleon ADS represents two Haleon ordinary shares.
At the GSK General Meeting on 6 July 2022, alongside the demerger, GSK shareholders also approved the consolidation of GSK shares (the “GSK Share Consolidation”). The GSK Share Consolidation is expected to take place after the market closes today. It is expected that admission and dealings in the new GSK shares on the LSE will commence at 8.00 a.m. on Tuesday 19 July 2022. GSK will provide an update following the completion of the GSK Share Consolidation at around 7.00 a.m. on Tuesday 19 July 2022.
The ratio for the GSK Share Consolidation cannot be fixed at this time as it will depend on fluctuations in the volume and price of the GSK shares in the period between 8.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. today.
As at the time of this announcement, GSK’s issued share capital consists of 5,389,096,045 ordinary shares of 25 pence each (including 304,905,950 ordinary shares held in treasury). Therefore, the total number of voting rights in the Company is 5,084,190,095. If the total number of GSK shares in issue prior to the record time at 8.00 p.m. today is not exactly divisible by the denominator in the consolidation ratio, then shortly before the GSK Share Consolidation, GSK will issue up to 49 ordinary shares to ensure that following the GSK Share Consolidation there are no fractional ordinary shares outstanding.