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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Glencore-QIA Halts Selling Rosneft Stake to China Energy Company

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

May 7, 2018

Rosneft Exploratory Drilling Offshore Vietnam. Photo: Rosneft

Rosneft Exploratory Drilling Offshore Vietnam. Photo: Rosneft

 A consortium of Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and Anglo–Swiss mining company Glencore has scrapped a deal to sell 14.16% stake in Rosneft to CEFC China Energy Company.

 
"Glencore refers to the announcement on 16 October 2017 concerning the Consortium’s agreement to sell to CEFC China Energy Company Limited a 14.16% stake in Rosneft. The Consortium has today sent a notice to CEFC to terminate that agreement in accordance with its terms and accordingly that proposed sale will no longer proceed," said a press release from the company.
 
The members of the Consortium have agreed to dissolve the Consortium originally put in place in December 2016 for the purposes of acquiring a 19.5% stake in Rosneft and will take direct ownership of the underlying Rosneft shares.  
 
In connection with that, the Consortium has today entered into an agreement to transfer a 14.16% stake in Rosneft to a wholly owned subsidiary of QIA  the consideration for which will to be used for the settlement of the Consortium’s liabilities. This agreement will become effective on 7 May 2018.
 
On completion of the Transaction, the Consortium will be wound up and the margin guarantees provided by Glencore will be terminated.  At that point, Glencore will retain an equity stake in Rosneft shares commensurate with its original equity investment announced in January 2017, which amounts to 0.57%, and QIA will hold an equity stake of 18.93%.
 
The Transaction is subject to a number of conditions in favour of QIA and regulatory approvals.
 
The consideration for the Transaction attributable to Glencore’s interest in the Consortium (being 50% of the consideration for the Transaction) is approximately EUR 3.7 billion. 
 
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