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Monday 07 December, 2009

Petropavlovsk Plc

Reminder of Conversion Period

RNS Number : 6752D
Petropavlovsk PLC
07 December 2009
 



RNS Announcement

Petropavlovsk PLC

Reminder of Conversion Period under Redemption Notice of US$140,000,000 7.125 per cent Guaranteed Convertible Bonds Due 2010

7 December 2009


Following the Redemption Notice issued by Petropavlovsk PLC on 13 November 2009, Bondholders wishing to convert their Bonds into the Ordinary Shares and avoid having their Bonds redeemed are reminded they have up to and including Tuesday 8 December 2009 to deliver their Bonds for conversion.  

Optional Redemption Notice (as released on 13 November 2009):

Capitalised terms used herein shall have the same meanings as those ascribed to them in the terms and conditions of the Bonds. 

Notice is hereby given that the Issuer will redeem all outstanding Bonds in full prior to the Final Maturity Date pursuant to Condition 7(b) (Redemption at the Option of the Issuer) at their principal amount together with accrued interest up to but excluding the Optional Redemption Date (as defined below), details of which are set out below: 

Optional Redemption Date:

14 December 2009

Conversion Price as at 11 November 2009, being the latest practicable date prior to the publication of this Notice:  

£7.24 per Share

Aggregate principal amount outstanding of the Bonds as at 11 November 2009, being the latest practicable date prior to the publication of this Notice:

US$139,900,000


Closing price of the Ordinary Shares as at 11 November 2009, being the latest practicable date prior to the publication of this Notice:

£13.05

Conversion Period:

Up to close of business (at the place where the relevant Bond is delivered for conversion) on 8 December 2009 

Condition 7(b) (Redemption at the Option of the Issuer) provides that the outstanding Bonds may, at the option of the Issuer, be redeemed at their principal amount plus accrued interest up to but excluding the Optional Redemption Date provided that at any time on or after 25 August 2008, on more than 20 dealing days during any period of 30 consecutive dealing days ending not earlier than 14 days prior to the giving of the Optional Redemption Notice, the Aggregate Value for each such dealing day exceeds US$150,000. This proviso was satisfied as at the close of business on 12 November 2009

Bondholders wishing to avoid having their Bonds redeemed have up to and including 8 December 2009 to convert those Bonds. If all of the Bondholders elect to convert their Bonds, a total of approximately 10,847,810 Ordinary Shares will be issued upon conversion of those Bonds, representing approximately 6.33 per cent of the Guarantor's existing ordinary share capital as at 11 November 2009 and also approximately 5.97 per cent of its ordinary share capital as at such date as enlarged by the issue of such Ordinary Shares. 

The Issuer intends to complete any formalities in relating to the delisting of the Bonds from the Luxembourg Stock Exchange as soon as possible following the redemption of the outstanding Bonds on 14 December 2009. 


Enquiries to:

Petropavlovsk PLC                  +44 (0) 207 201 8900

Charlie Gordon

Brian Egan


Merlin                                      +44 (0) 207 726 8400

David Simonson

Tom Randell





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