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Caledonia Inv PLC (CLDN)

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Monday 13 February, 2012

Caledonia Inv PLC

Disposal

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Caledonia Investments PLC
13 February 2012
 



Caledonia Investments plc

 

Reallocation of investment capital through reduction of holding in British Empire Securities

 

In accordance with Listing Rule 10, Caledonia Investments plc ("Caledonia" or the "Company") announces that, since the beginning of the year, it has sold through the market 8,545,000 ordinary shares in British Empire Securities and General Trust plc ("British Empire Securities"), the UK listed investment trust company managed by Asset Value Investors Ltd ("AVI"), realising net cash proceeds of £38.2m. The sales have been undertaken in line with the strategy set out in the Company's 2011 annual report and will initially be used to reduce bank borrowing pending reallocation to the recently established Income and Growth pool.

 

As a consequence of these disposals, Caledonia's holding in British Empire Securities has reduced from 12.99% to 7.65%. Further sales may be undertaken, however Caledonia continues to hold John Pennink and his team at AVI in high regard and intends that British Empire Securities will remain a core holding within the Funds pool.

 

The shares sold were held in Caledonia's condensed group statement of financial position at 30 September 2011 at a value of £36.1m and dividend income from them of £0.6m was included in the Company's group statement of comprehensive income for the year ended 31 March 2011.

 

13 February 2012

 

Enquiries

 

Caledonia Investments plc

College Hill

Will Wyatt, Chief Executive

Tony Friend

Stephen King, Finance Director

Antonia Coad

Tel: 020 7802 8080

Tel: 020 7457 2020

 

 

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