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Fox posts offer document for Sky deal

Fox posts offer document for Sky deal
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(Reuters) – Twenty-First Century Fox Inc <FOXA.O> on Tuesday posted an offer document and form of acceptance for its 14 pounds a share offer to buy UK’s Sky <SKYB.L> on Tuesday.

Fox now intends to implement Sky’s acquisition by way of a takeover offer rather than a scheme of arrangement, as described in the Companies Act 2006, with the deal conditional on 75 percent or more Sky shareholders accepting the offer.

The deadline to set out a revised offer document is Sept. 22, Fox added.

Fox’s current offer still lags Comcast Corp’s <CMCSA.O> 14.75 pounds a share bid, leaving the world’s biggest entertainment group in the lead of the long-winded takeover battle for the British pay-TV group.

In a separate announcement, Sky acknowledged Fox’s offer document and said its independent committee would respond to the offer within 14 days.

(Reporting by Shashwat Awasthi in Bengaluru)

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