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Dawson to sell Todd & Duncan spinning business

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Nov '08
Dawson International PLC announces that it has signed non-legally binding Heads of Agreement with Ningxia Zhongyin Cashmere Co ("Zhongyin") regarding the possible sale of the business and assets of its Todd & Duncan cashmere yarn spinning business ("Todd & Duncan").

This may or may not lead to a sale of the business. Any such transaction would be subject to the satisfactory completion of due diligence by the purchaser and detailed contractual negotiation.

In the year ended 29th December 2007 Todd & Duncan manufactured 300 tonnes of cashmere yarn and had net operating assets at 29th December 2007 of £17.5 million.

Zhongyin is a major supplier of high quality cashmere fibre to Todd & Duncan. In the event of the transaction being completed, Zhongyin has indicated that it is committed to maintaining the existing Scottish manufacturing base, its workforce and the integrity of Todd & Duncan's market leading product quality.

Dawson International is one of the world's leading cashmere businesses. It operates in every aspect of cashmere from goat to garment.

Dawson International


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