At the Company's Extraordinary General meeting on July 3 in Malta all resolutions were approved. Hence a capital reduction of EUR 136 million has been authorised which will be paid as a distribution around mid-October following the statutory three month creditors' objection period. This will amount to AUD 0.0209 per share.
Following the first interim dividend of AUD 0.05860935 per share paid on February 7, a second distribution, around AUD 0.02 per share, is expected in Q3, when the formalities of a capital reduction are completed. After this the companies will be liquidated, a process which will take around two years due to residual obligations under the sale contracts. There should be no material returns from the final liquidation process.
Further to the company’s announcements in December 2016 an interim dividend of AUD $0.05860935 per share will be paid be paid on February 7. Advice to this effect has been sent to you or your custodian.
If you have any problems accessing your statements, please contact the Share registry on 1800 115 044 (within Australia) or + 61 1800 115 044 (outside Australia) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sale Value over €1.1 billion including net debt
Net proceeds to BGP of approx. €600 million
Interim distribution of €407 million planned in early 2017
Audited closing accounts are being prepared and should be completed in February. Net proceeds are likely to attain nearly EUR 600 million, from which around EUR 10 million in transaction costs and taxes need to be deducted. In addition, some EUR 20 million will be held back for up to two years to give substance to warranty and indemnity insurance and legacy tax representations. BGP expects to distribute an interim dividend of around EUR 400 million around year end, with a further EUR 150 million in the first half of 2017. Our timetable is governed by the need to execute a capital reduction to release the second distribution, a process which will also require a general meeting of shareholders in the New Year.