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- KEuro to buy 15.8% of West Coast Expressway, up stake to 80%
Written by Joseph Chin of theedgemalaysia.com
Friday, 17 February 2012 18:57
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 17): KUMPULAN EUROPLUS BHD  has proposed to raise its stake in West Coast Expressway Sdn Bhd (WCESB) to 80% a move to strengthen its control of WCESB after it secured the RM7.07 billion west coast highway concession.
KEuro said on Friday it was buying a 15% stake or 4.59 million shares of WCESB from Prominent Xtreme Sdn Bhd for RM5.33 million.
KEuro said together with the current 18.649 million shares or 64.20%, the acquisition would see it holding 80% equity interest.
“Upon commencement of the CONSTRUCTION  of the West Coast Expressway, WCESB is expected to contribute positively to the earnings as well as the shareholders’ value of the KEuro group,” it said.
To recap, on Jan 26, 2012, WCESB received an approval letter from the Public Private Partnership Unit of the Prime Minister’s Department to undertake the proposed privatisation of the construction of the West Coast Expressway.
This would be based on build-operate-transfer (BOT) with a concession period of 60 years, at an estimated project cost of RM7.07 billion.
WCESB’s existing directors are Tan Sri Chan Ah Chye @ Chan Chong Yoon, Datuk Abdul Hamid Mustapha, Datuk David Frederick Wilson, Loy Boon Chen and Datuk Neoh Soon Hiong.
The company has been loss making over the past five years. It posted net losses of RM21,594 in the financial year ended Jan 31, 2011,
- KEuro said on Friday it was buying a 15% stake or 4.59 million shares of WCESB from Prominent Xtreme Sdn Bhd for RM5.33 million.
A rm 5.33 million payout for Prominent Xtreme Sdn Bhd stake in WCESB????
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