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RusPetro plc announces exercise of over-allotment option
10 February 2012
RusPetroplc (the "Company") announces that, in connection with its initial public offering of ordinary shares (the "Global Offer"), Merrill Lynch International, as stabilising manager, has today partially exercised the over-allotment option in respect of 4,586,848 ordinary shares in the Company (the "Over-allotment Shares").
The Over-allotment Shares will be issued at the offer price of 134 pence per Over-allotment Share, raising additional gross proceeds for the Company of £6.1 million.
Including the exercise of the over-allotment option, the total size of the Global Offer was 126,128,848 ordinary shares, in total representing 38.4 per cent. of the 328,794,632 ordinary shares of the Company currently in issue.
Following the partial exercise of the over-allotment option, the Company will have a free float of 40.8 per cent. and Limolines Transport Limited will hold 29.7 per cent. of the issued share capital of the Company.
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Merrill Lynch International, which is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Services Authority, is acting exclusively for the Company and no-one else in connection with the global offering (the "Offer"). It will not regard any other person as its clients in relation to the Offer and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to its client, nor for providing advice in relation to the Global Offer, the contents of this announcement or any transaction, arrangement or other matter referred to herein.
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