Chagala Group Limited
30 April 2019
For Immediate Release
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Statement re: Intention to Cancel Listing
Chagala Group Limited (LSE: CGLO) (the “Company” or “Chagala”) hereby announces that the Company has resolved, by resolution of its Board of Directors (the “Board”) passed on 18 April 2019, to request the voluntary cancellation of both the listing of its ordinary shares (the “Shares”) from the Official List of the UK Listing Authority (the “UKLA”) and the admission to trading of the Shares on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange plc (the “LSE”) (together, the “Delisting”).
Reasons for Delisting
The Board has conducted a review of the advantages and disadvantages to the Company in retaining its listing. The Board believes that the Delisting is in the best interests of the Company and its shareholders as a whole. In reaching this conclusion, the Board has considered the fact that the management time and legal and regulatory burden associated with maintaining the listing is, in the Board’s opinion, disproportionate to the benefits of the listing to the Company and that there is, and has been for some time, a lack of liquidity in the Shares.
Effect of the Delisting
The principal effect of the Delisting is that shareholders in the Company will no longer be able to buy and sell Shares on the Main Market of the LSE or any other public stock market. In addition, following the Delisting, the Company will no longer be required to comply with the continuing obligations set out in the UK Listing Rules, the UK Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules or the EU Market Abuse Regulation. In addition, the Company will no longer be subject to the provisions of the UK Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules relating to the disclosure of changes in significant shareholders in the Company.
Following the Delisting, the Shares will no longer be traded on the LSE or any other stock exchange or public market.
Expected Delisting Timetable
It is expected that the listing will be cancelled with effect from 8 a.m. GMT on Monday, 3 June 2019, being not less than 20 business days from the date of this announcement.
Termination of Depositary Interest Facility
Computershare Investor Services PLC has today given notice to shareholders of termination of the facility for Shares held in the form of depositary interests (“Depositary Interests”). The termination date will be 3 June 2019. During the period from the giving of such notice until the termination date, each shareholder will be entitled to cancel each Depositary Interest held by it and withdraw the Shares related thereto. All Depositary Interests remaining as of the termination date will be cancelled, and holders of Depositary Interests will be entered as shareholders, in the same name as they were recorded on the Depositary Interest records, on Chagala’s share register. Shareholders wishing to obtain more information about this process should contact Computershare Investor Services PLC at +44 370 702 0000.
All shareholders are advised to consult their professional advisers about their own tax positions, as the Delisting may have taxation consequences for holders of Shares (including in the form of Depositary Interests).
For more information please contact:
Mr. Borko Moric
Chief Executive Officer
Chagala Group Limited
+7 701 084 2874
Chagala invests in service companies focused on providing long and short-term accommodation solutions to domestic and international oil and gas companies developing Kazakhstan’s largest hydrocarbon discoveries. With investments in hotels, guest houses, serviced apartments, remote site facilities, restaurants and offices, Chagala is well positioned to capitalize on the oil and gas contribution being made in Kazakhstan.
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