SPAusNet – BT

SP AusNet to raise A$434m in offer to shareholders

SP AusNet, the Australian electricity distributor 51 per cent owned by Singapore Power, will raise A$434 million (S$547.2 million) in a share offer to existing investors to help fund expansion, Bloomberg reported.

Separately, the company also said that the Supreme Court of Victoria has formally approved the compensation offered in a bushfire class action in Australia.

As for the share offer, Bloomberg reported that SP AusNet will offer investors three shares for every 20 that they hold at A$1 apiece. That is an 11 per cent discount to yesterday's closing price of A$1.125.

SingPower will take its 51 per cent entitlement with the balance to be underwritten by Macquarie Group and UBS AG.

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