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Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Myanmar Investments

Result of AGM

RNS Number : 3802L
Myanmar Investments Intl Ltd
12 January 2021
 

12 January 2021

Myanmar Investments International Limited

 

Results of AGM

 

Myanmar Investments International Limited ("MIL" or the "Company"), the AIM-quoted Myanmar focused investment company, announces that at the Annual General Meeting held today all Ordinary Resolutions were duly passed. Each of the resolutions put to the AGM was voted on by way of a poll. The results of the poll for each resolution were as follows:

 

Resolution

For

(No. of shares)

For

(%)

Against

(No. of shares)

Against

(%)

Withheld

(No. of shares)

Withheld

(%)

1.  To receive and adopt the Company's annual accounts for the financial period from 1 April 2019 to 30 September 2020 together with the directors' report and auditors' report on those accounts.

7,718,665

100%

0

0%

0

0%

2.  To reappoint BDO LLP as the auditors of the Company to hold office from the conclusion of the AGM to the conclusion of the next meeting at which the annual accounts are laid before the Company.

7,718,665

100%

0

0%

0

0%

3.  To authorise the directors to determine the remuneration of BDO LLP as auditors of the Company.

7,718,665

100%

0

0%

0

0%

4.  To reappoint Rudolf Gildemeister, who retires by rotation as required by Article 8.5 of the Articles of Association of the Company, as a non-executive director of the Company.

7,718,665

100%

0

0%

0

0%

 

 



 

 

For further information please contact:

 

Nick Paris  Michael Rudolf

Managing Director

Myanmar Investments International Limited +95 (0) 1 387 947

[email protected]

Nominated Adviser

Philip Secrett / Jamie Barklem / Seamus Fricker

Grant Thornton UK LLP

+44 (0) 20 7383 5100

CFO

Myanmar Investments International Limited +95 (0) 1 387 947

[email protected]

Broker

William Marle / Giles Rolls

finnCap Ltd

+44 (0) 20 7220 0500

 

For more information about MIL, please visit www.myanmarinvestments.com

 

 

Notes to Editors

 

Myanmar Investments International Limited (AIM: MIL) was the first Myanmar-focused investment company to be admitted to trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. MIL was established in 2013 with the intention of building long-term shareholder value by proactively investing in a diversified portfolio of Myanmar businesses that will benefit from the country's re-emergence and ongoing economic development. The Company is led by an experienced and entrepreneurial team who between them have considerable industrial, corporate and financial management experience. At the Annual General Meeting on 24 October 2019, the Company's shareholders approved a change in the investment policy of the Company to now seek to harvest the Company's investments over time.

 

MIL's largest investment to-date at a cost of US$21 million is in AP Towers, one of Myanmar's largest telecommunications towers companies with approximately 3,245 towers. Apollo operates in the high growth telecommunications sector with a strong management that is growing the number of co-locations (i.e., multiple tenancies) on its portfolio of towers. The tie-up with Pan Asia Towers which is now completed is expected to produce a more efficient and profitable combined investment with greater prospects for an eventual liquidity event for shareholders.

 

MIL's first investment in August 2014 was into Myanmar Finance International Limited ("MFIL") which today is one of the leading microfinance companies in Myanmar. Since MIL invested, MFIL's business has expanded rapidly. The business is profitable with a sustainable expansion plan for long-term growth. In November 2015, the Norwegian Government's Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries ("Norfund"), the Norwegian development finance institution, also became a 25 per cent shareholder in MFIL. MIL is in the process of selling this investment. On 1 April 2020 MIL announced that it has accepted an offer to sell its shareholding in MFIL subject to the purchaser's AGM approving the purchase, lender's consent, and Myanmar regulatory approval. Subsequent to that announcement, the purchaser's AGM on 23rd April 2020 has approved the transaction and the lenders have given their consent. However, because of Covid-19 which, inter alia, has stopped all commercial air travel between Myanmar and Thailand, little progress has been made in obtaining regulatory approval. Assuming a level of normalcy returns over the next few months we expect completion to take place within the next 4 to 6 months.

 

On 28 November 2019, the Company announced that it had agreed to dispose of its entire shareholding in Medicare International Health & Beauty Pte. Ltd for US$1 million and this transaction completed in December 2019.

 

Myanmar, a country of approximately 54 million people and roughly the size of France, has been isolated for much of the last 50 years. Strategically situated in one of the world's most economically dynamic regions amid the intersection of India, China and South East Asia it is a key component of China's 'One Belt One Road' strategy providing direct access to the Indian Ocean.

Whilst it was once one of the more prosperous countries in Southeast Asia with an abundance of natural resources (oil, natural gas, arable land, tourist attractions and a long coastline), it is now one of the least developed countries in the world. However, it has a number of competitive advantages: a population of 54 million people (it is the 26th most populous country in the world); a large workforce with a high literacy rate of 90 per cent; 68 per cent of the population is of working age (between 15 and 65); and 28 per cent of the population is under 24 which is expected to provide a strengthening consumer demand. According to the IMF, Myanmar's GDP growth rate is expected to be 6.8 per cent through to 2024.

 

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