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SP AusNet raises A$342m in offer

Strong demand from institutions; retail tranche to raise another A$92m

SP AusNet, a member of Singapore Power Group, raised about A$342 million (S$432 million) from the institutional component of its 3-for-20 accelerated non-renounceable pro-rata entitlement offer of its stapled securities.

It is set to raise a further A$92 million through the fully underwritten retail component of the offer at the same institutional price of A$1 (S$1.25) per new stapled security.

About 96 per cent of entitlements offered to eligible institutional shareholders were taken up. But the institutional entitlement offer ended fully subscribed because of significant demand from both new and existing institutional investors for excess allocations.

"This result demonstrates the confidence that both offshore and domestic institutional investors have in SP AusNet, given our proven track record in delivering security-holder returns," said Nino Ficca, SP AusNet's managing director.

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