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Africa Opportunity Fund Limited
28 June 2022
 

28 June 2022

 

Africa Opportunity Fund Limited

Mandatory Redemption of Shares

 

 

·      REDEMPTION DATE 6 JULY 2022

 

·      AOF WILL RETURN $4.5 MILLION TO SHAREHOLDERS

 

·      REPRESENTS 18.4% OF ORDINARY SHAREHOLDER NET ASSET VALUE AT 31 MAY 2022

 

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The Board of Directors of Africa Opportunity Fund Limited ("AOF" or the "Company") is pleased to announce AOF's initial capital distribution in respect of the Company's Ordinary Shares of US$0.01 each (a "Mandatory Redemption").

 

AOF has benefitted from realisations from its underlying portfolio and the Company has resolved to return a total of $4.5 million to AOF Ordinary Shareholders.

 

The $4.5 million capital return (the equivalent of approximately 4,573,170 Ordinary Shares, or 18.4% of Ordinary Shareholder NAV) will be by way of a pro rata compulsory redemption of Ordinary Shares at a price equal to the prevailing NAV per Ordinary Share of $0.984 as at 31 May 2022 (being the most recent monthly NAV per Ordinary Share available as of the date of this announcement) for Ordinary Shareholders on the register of members as at close of business on 6 July 2022 ("Record Date").  Unless circumstances require otherwise, this NAV will form the NAV per Ordinary Share as of the date of redemption.

 

Payments of redemption proceeds are expected to be effected either through Euroclear or Clearstream (in the case of shares held in uncertificated form) or by cheque (in the case of shares held in certificated form) on or around 13 July 2022. Any share certificates for the balance of holdings of shares will also be despatched to shareholders on or around 13 July 2022.

 

The Company currently has 24,787,758 Ordinary Shares in issue.  All of the Ordinary Shares redeemed on the redemption date will be cancelled and any fractions of shares will be rounded down to the nearest whole share.

 

The Ordinary Shares will be disabled in Euroclear or Clearstream on the Record Date and the existing ISIN number KYG012921469 (the "Old ISIN") will expire.  A new ISIN number KYG012922038 (the "New ISIN") in respect of the remaining Ordinary Shares which have not been redeemed will be enabled and available for transactions on 7 July 2022 ("Ex Date").  For the period up to and including the Record date, Ordinary Shares will be traded under the Old ISIN and as such, a purchaser of such shares may have a market claim for the redemption proceeds following the activation of the New ISIN. Euroclear or Clearstream will automatically transfer any open transactions as at the redemption date to the New ISIN.

 

DIRECTOR'S INTERESTS

 

As of 28 June 2022, Robert Knapp and Myma Belo-Osagie Directors of the Company, owned 4,001,616 and 33,117 Ordinary Shares, respectively. As a result of the Mandatory Redemption described above, Robert Knapp and Myma Belo-Osagie are expected, immediately following the redemption date, to hold approximately 3,263,346 and 27,008 Ordinary Shares, respectively.

 

 

 

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For more information please contact:

 

Africa Opportunity Fund Limited

Francis Daniels                                                         Tel: +2711 684 1528

 

Liberum (Corporate Broker)                         Tel: +44 20 3100 2000

Darren Vickers

Owen Matthews

 

For more information about AOF, see www.africaopportunityfund.com

 

LEI: 213800R1UVN1T8YXS179

 

 

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