Russian subsidiary of Globaltrans approved resolution authorising preparations for issue of rouble bonds
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Globaltrans Investment PLC (“the Company” or together with its consolidated subsidiaries “Globaltrans” or “the Group”) (LSE ticker: GLTR), announces that the Board of Directors of its Russian subsidiary New Forwarding Company OAO (“NFC”) approved a resolution authorising preparations for an issue of 5-year Russian rouble denominated bonds for a total amount of up to RUB 6 billion (approx. USD 200 million) (“the Resolution”). The bonds, if issued, would be in two tranches of RUB 3 billion each. It is anticipated that the Company will act as the guarantor for the issue.
NFC intends to apply to the Federal Financial Markets Service (“FFMS”) for the approval of the prospectus of bonds issue (‘the Prospectus”) and of the Resolution. The offering of the bonds will be undertaken following approval by FFMS of the Prospectus and the Resolution and after the resolution is passed by the Board of Directors of the Company authorizing this transaction.
Proceeds from the issue are intended to be used to refinance the Group’s debt and for general corporate purposes.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
Globaltrans (Globaltrans Investment PLC together with its subsidiaries - "Globaltrans" or "the Group") is the largest privately owned freight rail transportation group with operations in Russia by the size of owned rolling stock fleet (based on publicly available information) and the first and only such group to have an international listing.
Globaltrans Investment PLC is incorporated in Cyprus and has operating subsidiaries in Russia, Ukraine and Estonia. The Group provides freight rail transportation, railcar leasing, and certain ancillary services to more than 450 clients in Russia, the CIS countries and the Baltics.
As of the end of 2009 Group’s fleet of rolling stock owned and leased under finance and operating leases amounted to 37,217 units, including 18,846 rail tank cars, 17,821 gondola cars, 60 locomotives and 490 other railcars.
The Group’s freight rail turnover in 2009 amounted to 80.9 billion tonnes-km with 52.8 million tonnes of freight transported. In 2009 the Group’s Adjusted Revenue achieved USD 685.3 million with Adjusted EBITDA in amount of USD 284.5 million.
Globaltrans' global depositary receipts are listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange under the ticker GLTR since May 2008.
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