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This Prospectus is dated 14 May 2004. A copy of this Prospectus signed by or on behalf of the Directors of Pumpkin Patch Limited (“Pumpkin Patch” or the “Company”) and having endorsed thereon or attached thereto all documents, information, certificates and other matters required to be so endorsed or attached by section 41 of the Securities Act 1978, has been delivered to the Registrar of Companies for registration under section 42 of the Securities Act 1978.

investment statement

An investment statement for the purposes of the Securities Regulations 1983 has been prepared in connection with offers of securities in New Zealand which are contained in this Prospectus. Copies of the investment statement (which includes application forms for the offers) can be obtained from Goldman Sachs JBWere (NZ) Limited (see inside back cover for contact details) or selected Primary Market Participants.

key dates

Share Offer


Key Date

Opening Date of the Offer

17 May 2004

Closing Date of the Offer

4 June 2004


8 June 2004

Allocation and Allotment Date

Between 8 June and 15 June 2004

Dispatch of Statements

From 8 June 2004

Quotation on the NZX and trading expected to commence (on a “delayed delivery” basis)

9 June 2004 April 2005

Expected first dividend1

Expected subsequent dividends1

Interim dividend in approximately April each year starting 2005 and final dividend in approximately November each year starting 2005

This timetable is indicative only and investors are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible.

The Company reserves the right to extend the closing date (in which case the Key Dates referred to above may change correspondingly).

Option Offer

Directors and senior managers with Pumpkin Patch and its Subsidiaries (together “Senior Managers”) selected to participate in the Option Offer will receive individual offers of Options in the Company. Public investors are not being offered Options. The Senior Managers who receive Option Offers will be advised of the number of Options for which they will be entitled to apply. This Option Offer will be on the basis of the following timetable:


Key Date

Opening Date of the Offer

Upon receipt of the individual offer, expected to be made on or about 17 May 2004

Closing Date of the Offer Setting the Exercise Price Allocation and Allotment Date Dispatch of Option Certificates

12 Business Days following receipt of the individual offer

8 June 2004

By 8 June 2004

By 12 June 2004

The Options will not be quoted on the NZX and cannot be traded. No Dividends will be payable in respect of the Options.

1 Pumpkin Patch can give no assurance about the amount or frequency of future dividends or other distributions, if any, payable on the Shares.

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