Kcell offering priced at USD10.50 per GDR
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Kcell, the leading provider of mobile communications services in Kazakhstan, today announced the pricing of the offering at USD 10.50 per GDR and KZT 1,578.68 per common share and that trading will commence today.
The price has been set at USD 10.50 per GDR and KZT 1,578.68 per share with each GDR representing one share. Based on the offer price, Kcell’s market capitalization is approximately USD 2.1 billion at listing.
The offering consists of a sale by TeliaSonera of 50 million shares, including shares represented by GDRs, representing 25 percent of Kcell’s share capital.
Following the offering, TeliaSonera will directly and indirectly hold an interest of 61.9 percent in Kcell.
“We are very pleased by the positive response from both Kazakh and international investors to the opportunity of investing in Kcell. In a short period of time, and in a relatively tough stock market, we have managed to successfully complete two IPOs. This increases the value of our stakes in both MegaFon and Kcell, which continues to be one of our most valuable subsidiaries and a strategic asset”, says Lars Nyberg, President and CEO, TeliaSonera.
TeliaSonera will receive USD 525 million (approximately SEK 3.5 billion) in proceeds from the offering, assuming that the book-runners’ put option is not exercised.
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