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Opinion of the Management Board of JSC “Ventspils nafta” (hereinafter - VN) in respect of expressing the company’s mandatory bid of share buy-out offer and its impact on the company’s interests

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Opinion of the Management Board of JSC “Ventspils nafta” (hereinafter - VN) in respect of expressing the company’s mandatory bid of share buy-out offer and its impact on the company’s interests

october 26, 2015 / Ventspils nafta

On October 19, 2015, the majority shareholder of VN, Euromin Holdings (Cyprus) Limited (hereinafter – Euromin), made the mandatory share buy-out offer (hereinafter – the Offer) for the remaining share capital of VN. The Offer is made pursuant to the decision of the Financial and Capital Market Commission (hereinafter – FCMC) No.172 dated October 15, 2015. The Offer is made at EUR 4.56 per share. 

The Management Board has evaluated the Offer. In evaluating the Offer, the Management Board has assessed whether the Offer represents a fair value for the shares of VN that it relates to. In doing so, the Management Board has calculated the value of the VN assets, which it estimates at approximately EUR 326,250,000 based on the 2014 Audited Consolidated Report of VN. This translates into a price per VN share of EUR 3.12. The Management Board has resolved that the Offer at EUR 4.56 per share represents a substantial increase to a fair share price of VN. The Management Board notes that the price of the mandatory buy-out offers in Latvia is regulated by Article 74 of the Financial Instruments Market Law. 

As a result of the share buy-out, the shareholder Euromin Holdings (Cyprus) Limited would be further increasing its interest in the share capital of VN. The Management Board holds a view that a bigger proportion of the controlling interest in the hands of one shareholder will improve the efficiency of the Company’s operations and its further development. 

Therefore, the Management Board has resolved that this Offer is in VN’s interests. The Management Board indicates that it is currently not planned to change the Company’s operating scope, the Company’s location, or to reduce its current staff.

 Management Board of joint stock company “Ventspils nafta”

 

About JSC “Ventspils nafta” 

JSC “Ventspils nafta” is one of the largest groups of companies in Latvia and works in the petroleum product transport, transhipment, storage and shipping sector. JSC “Ventspils” nafta is the Group’s parent company, which manages investments in subsidiary companies, by promoting the Group’s joint values and growth in value of each individual company.

JSC “Ventspils nafta” owns 51% in “Ventspils nafta terminals” Ltd, which is the largest crude oil and petroleum product terminal in the Baltics; 66% in “LatRosTrans” Ltd, which is a Latvian-Russian joint venture in the Baltics; 49.94% in JSC “Latvijas kugnieciba”, which is among the largest ship owners in the world in the medium-sized and handy tankers category. 

Shares of JSC “Ventspils nafta” (NASDAQ RIGA: VNF1R) are quoted in the Baltic Main List of the stock exchange NASDAQ Riga since October 20, 1998.

 

Further information:

Elīna Dobulāne, Communications Consultant

JSC “Ventspils nafta”

Phone: +371-25959447

E-mail: elina.dobulane@vnafta.lv 

www.vnafta.lv