BOC Gases Nigeria PLC hereby notifies the Nigerian Stock Exchange that the Company has been informed by BOC Holdings, the holder of 249,746,823 (two hundred and forty-nine million, seven hundred and forty-six thousand, eight hundred and twenty-three) ordinary shares of the Company which represents approximately 60% of the issued share capital in the Company, that BOC UK has entered into a binding share purchase agreement dated 16 November 2020 with TY Holdings Limited (the “Share Purchase Agreement”) for the purchase by TY Holdings Limited of:
- the entire shareholding BOC UK holds in BOC Nigeria and
- certain claims owing by BOC Nigeria to BOC UK and certain other members of the Linde plc group (the “Proposed Transaction”).
According to the statement released by the company, it stated:
We understand that the Proposed Transaction is currently at a preliminary stage and its
consummation is subject to the requisite regulatory approvals being obtained from The NSE, the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission and the Federal Competition and
Consumer Protection Commission in accordance with the Share Purchase Agreement.
Further details will be communicated to the market upon relevant approvals being obtained
from the regulators.
Shareholders of BOC Nigeria are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the shares of
BOC Nigeria until a further announcement is made.