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Africa Opportunity Fund Limited
24 May 2023
 

24 May 2023

 

 

Africa Opportunity Fund Limited

 

Completion of Mandatory Redemption

 

PDMR Dealings

 

 

 

The Board of Directors of Africa Opportunity Fund Limited ("AOF" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that the partial mandatory redemption of the Company's Ordinary Shares announced on 15 May 2023 has been completed with the redemption of 8,745,683 Ordinary Shares ("Mandatory Redemption").

On 23 May 2023, AOF redeemed 8,745,683 Ordinary Shares, on a pro rata basis, at the prevailing NAV per Ordinary Share of $0.869 as at 30 April 2023.  Such shares were cancelled automatically following their redemption.

Fractions of shares produced by the applicable redemption ratios have not been redeemed and so the number of shares redeemed in respect of each shareholder has been rounded down to the nearest whole number of shares.

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 31 May 2023. Any share certificates for the balance of holdings of shares will also be despatched to shareholders on or around 31 May 2023.

Following the Mandatory Redemption, the Company has 11,468,907 Ordinary Shares in issue. This figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in the Company under the FCA's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.

The Ordinary Shares were disabled on the record date (23 May 2023) and the ISIN number KYG012922038 (the "Old ISIN") has expired.  The new ISIN number KYG012921535 (the "New ISIN") in respect of the remaining 11,468,907 Ordinary Shares which have not been redeemed will be enabled and will be available for transactions on 24 May 2023.

DIRECTOR'S INTERESTS

 

As of 23 May 2023, Robert Knapp and Myma Belo-Osagie, Directors of the Company, owned 3,263,346 and 27,008 Ordinary Shares, respectively. As a result of the Mandatory Redemption described above, Robert Knapp and Myma Belo-Osagie now hold 1,851,485 and 15,324 Ordinary Shares, respectively.

 

The FCA notifications, made in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation as amended by The Market Abuse (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, are appended below.

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)  

Name

Robert Knapp

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Non-executive Director  

b)

Initial notification /Amendment

Initial notification

3  

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name
 

Africa Opportunity Fund Limited

b)

LEI

213800R1UVN1T8YXS179

4

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

 

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Identification code

Ordinary shares of $0.01 each ("Ordinary Shares")

 


ISIN number
KYG012921535
 

b)

 

Nature of the transaction

Mandatory Redemption of Ordinary Shares  

c)

 

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

$0.869

1,411,861

d)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price
 

N/A  - Single Transaction

e)

Date of the transaction  

23/05/2023

f)

 

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange

 

 

 

1

Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a)  

Name

Myma Belo-Osagie

2

Reason for the notification

a)

Position/status

Non-executive Director  

b)

Initial notification /Amendment

Initial notification

3  

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name
 

Africa Opportunity Fund Limited

b)

LEI

213800R1UVN1T8YXS179

4

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

 

Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument

Identification code

Ordinary shares of $0.01 each ("Ordinary Shares")

 


ISIN number
KYG012921535
 

b)

 

Nature of the transaction

Mandatory Redemption of Ordinary Shares  

c)

 

Price(s) and volume(s)

 

 

Price(s)

Volume(s)

$0.869

11,684

d)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price
 

N/A  - Single Transaction

e)

Date of the transaction  

23/05/2023

f)

 

Place of the transaction

London Stock Exchange

 

 

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