Recommended cash offer for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of French Connection Group PLC ("French Connection") not currently owned by Apinder Singh Ghura, by MIP Holdings Ltd, a newly incorporated entity directly owned and controlled by Apinder Singh Ghura, Amarjit Singh Grewal and KJR Brothers Limited (the "Offeror") (the "Offer").
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