Norwegian oil and gas operator DNO ASA has announced its offer for the whole of the issued and to be issued share capital of Faroe Petroleum plc (other than the Faroe Shares already held by DNO, representing 28.22 percent of Faroe’s issued share capital).
The offer will be 152 pence in cash for each Faroe Share, valuing Faroe’s existing issued and to be issued share capital at approximately £607.9m.
Of the offer value of approximately £443.8m on a fully diluted basis, £402.6m is attributable to the current issued share capital of Faroe (other than those Faroe Shares already held by DNO and the Faroe Employment Benefit Trust) and the balance £41.2m is attributable to DNO’s understanding of the number of outstanding share options and awards granted by Faroe to its directors, management and employees, representing approximately 7 percent dilution of Faroe’s current issued share capital.
The offer price represents a premium of 44.8 percent to Faroe’s share price of 105 pence at the close of business on April 3, 2018, the last business day before DNO announced its first acquisition of shares in Faroe and a premium of 20.8 percent to Faroe’s share price of 125.8 pence at the close of business on November 23, 2018, the last business day before this announcement.
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27th November 2018