REG - DCC PLC - CC provisionally clears acquisition

Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:19am EDT

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RNS Number : 5558I
26 July 2012


Competition Commission provisionally clears acquisition



DCC plc, the sales, marketing, distribution and business support services Group, is pleased that the Competition Commission ("CC") has today provisionally cleared DCC's acquisition of certain oil distribution assets previously owned by Total in Britain and welcomes the CC's conclusion in its provisional findings that the acquisition will not result in a substantial lessening of competition in the oil distribution market in Britain.  Full details of the acquisition were announced by DCC on 23 September 2011 and the acquisition was completed on 31 October 2011. 


In its announcement provisionally clearing the acquisition the CC stated:


"The CC has provisionally found that the range of customers supplied by these businesses would not suffer from a substantial lessening of competition as a result of the acquisition:

·    Customers with large load requirements, such as service stations, would continue to have a range of supply options.

·    Local customers with smaller requirements would face a reduction in choice in some areas but the ease of small-scale entry for other companies would counteract any dangers.

·    Customers requiring smaller loads across a number of sites (multi-site non-bulk) can and already do source from a number of suppliers and are prepared to switch in response to price rises."


The full details of the CC's provisional findings are available on the CC's website at: 

The CC is expected to publish its final report by 18 September 2012. 



For reference:

Tommy Breen, Chief Executive

Donal Murphy, Managing Director, DCC Energy

Fergal O'Dwyer, Chief Financial Officer

Redmond McEvoy, Investor Relations Manager


Telephone: +353 1 2799400




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