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Tuesday 01 December, 2020

Fulcrum Utility Srvc

Domestic Asset Sale Update

RNS Number : 0114H
Fulcrum Utility Services Ltd
01 December 2020
 

1 December 2020

FULCRUM UTILITY SERVICES LIMITED

("Fulcrum" or "the Group")

Domestic Asset Sale Update

Fulcrum announces an update on the sale of its domestic customer gas connection assets and associated meters to E.S. Pipelines Limited ("ESP") .

The Group is pleased to confirm the completion of the transfer of the second tranche of its domestic customer gas connection assets to ESP on 30 November 2020, for a total consideration of £4.8 million. Cash of £4.7 million was received on 30 November, with the retention balance of £0.1 million expected to be received on 31 May 2022. The total consideration and the cash received are both slightly higher than announced on 2 November 2020 and further strengthens the Group's balance sheet and supports its strategic growth ambitions.

In addition, the Group has received a further £0.4 million in cash in respect of the first tranche of assets transferred under the ESP asset sale. This additional payment is a result of the Group achieving the first enhanced payment milestone under the asset sale agreement, as communicated on 2 November 2020.

The total gross consideration receivable by Fulcrum is expected to be c.£49 million. £22 million has been received to-date, leaving approximately £27 million to be received, with the majority expected to be collected over the next two to three years.

The arrangement with ESP also includes further milestone targets which, if achieved, would trigger additional enhanced payments of up to £4 million over the remaining term of the contract.

Daren Harris, CEO, said:

 "I am very pleased to confirm the successful completion of the second tranche of the asset sale to ESP. The current and future proceeds from the sale support our strategic growth ambitions and provide us with additional financial strength to capitalise on the significant and long-term opportunities that a net-zero future present to the Group."

Enquiries:

Fulcrum Utility Services Limited

Daren Harris, Chief Executive Officer

 

Cenkos Securities plc (Nominated adviser and broker)

Max Hartley (Nomad) / Michael Johnson (Sales)

 

N+1 Singer (Joint Corporate Broker)

Sandy Fraser / Rachel Hayes / Carlo Spingardi

   

+44 (0)114 280 4102

 

 

+44 (0)20 7397 8900

 

 

+44 (0)20 7496 3000

 

Notes to Editors:

Fulcrum is a multi-utility infrastructure and services provider. The Group operates nationally with its head office in Sheffield, UK and its main business is the design, build, ownership and maintenance of energy connections and their related utility infrastructure. The Group's offering also extends to smart meter ownership and exchange programmes, and the selective ownership and maintenance of utility networks and infrastructure. https://investors.fulcrum.co.uk/

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