Completion of Sale of Infratil Energy Australia
Infratil today announced completion of the sale of 100% of Lumo Energy (including its generation assets) and Direct Connect to Snowy Hydro Limited for gross proceeds of A$646 million.
Infratil expects its net cash proceeds from the sale of its interest to amount to approximately NZ$668 million. The final NZ$ proceeds are dependent on the working capital adjustment, which will be finalised after the completion date, and the NZ$:A$ exchange rate.
Updated Infratil Group Guidance
Infratil advises that its net debt at 30 September 2014 is NZ$354 million, comprising infrastructure bonds of NZ$989 million, other drawn debt of NZ$111 million, and cash balances held of $746 million, prior to settlement of outstanding sales costs estimated at NZ$51 million.
As previously advised, Infratil will be assessing the full suite of capital management alternatives against ongoing opportunities for new investment and report on any decisions as that assessment is completed. Infratil expects that it will be in a position to provide a further update on this review no later than at its half year results announcement scheduled for 11 November 2014.
Chief Executive Officer
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