BG Group sells interest in Philippines power plants
BG Group today announced it had reached agreement to sell its 40% equity interest in two
gas-fired power generation plants in the Philippines to its partner in the facilities, First Gen Corporation, for net cash proceeds of $360 million.
The sale and purchase agreement, completed on signing, covers the 1 000 megawatt Santa Rita power plant and the 500 megawatt San Lorenzo power plant, both on the island of Luzon.
BG Group Chief Executive Sir Frank Chapman said: "The sale of our interest in these power generation plants in the Philippines is another step to realising the planned release of $5 billion of capital in the next two years. This deal, along with strategic divestments already announced this year, will release some $3.6 billion from BG Group's balance sheet."
Notes to Editors:
BG Group plc (LSE: BG.L) is a world leader in natural gas, with a strategy focused on connecting competitively priced resources to specific, high-value markets. Active in more than 25 countries on five continents, BG Group has a broad portfolio of exploration and production, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and transmission and distribution business interests. It combines a deep understanding of gas markets with a proven track record in finding and commercialising reserves. For further information visit: †www.bg-group.com††††††††††††††††
There are matters set out within this announcement that are forward-looking statements. Such statements are only predictions, and actual events or results may differ materially. For a discussion of important factors which could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements, refer to
BG Group's Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2011. BG Group does not undertake any obligation to update publicly, or revise, forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent legally required.
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