Allied Domecq has announced that the Panel has granted an extension to the date by which it must post to shareholders the document detailing the scheme of arrangement by which the recommended offer by Pernod Ricard will be implemented.

It is currently expected that the circular will be sent to shareholders on or around Wednesday (25 May).

In connection with Allied's listing on the New York Stock Exchange, the NYSE has set a record date of today (23 May) to determine entitlement of Allied Domecq ADR holders to vote at the shareholder meetings to be convened in connection with the scheme.