Pacific Carriers Is Propositioned by Hovert Investments

Tuesday, April 24, 2001
Hovert Investments Pte Ltd, a unit of Kuok (Singapore) Ltd, has made an unconditional offer for the shares of shipping company Pacific Carriers Ltd. Hovert accumulated a controlling stake of 56.56 percent on Friday, paying an offer price of S$1.25 per share for 152.7 million shares and an enhanced offer price of S$1.40 per share for 16.8 million shares at the close of business. Although the unconditional offer was at S$1.25 per share, Hovert paid $1.40 per share for the stake of shareholders "presumed to be acting in concert with the offerer" in its takeover bid for PCL.
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