BP plans to halve NZ Refining stake, selling $86 mln shares

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March 17 (BusinessDesk) – BP New Zealand Holdings is selling down part of its holding in the nation’s only oil refinery operator, NZ Refining, potentially reaping as much as $86 million.Friday 17 March 2017 09:12 AM

BP plans to halve NZ Refining stake, selling shares worth $86 mln

By Tina Morrison

March 17 (BusinessDesk) – BP New Zealand Holdings is selling down part of its holding in the nation’s only oil refinery operator, NZ Refining, potentially reaping as much as $86 million.

BP New Zealand Holdings and Europa Oil NZ told NZ Refining after the market closed yesterday that it planned to sell as much as 11.1 percent of the company, reducing its holding to 10.09 percent, NZ Refining said in a statement to the stock exchange this morning. NZ Refining’s stock is in a trading halt pending confirmation from BP that it has sold the shares, the statement said.

NZ Refining shares last traded at $2.49, valuing the 11.1 percent stake at $86.4 million.

BP’s reduction in shareholding won’t affect existing contractual arrangements between NZ Refining and BP, NZ Refining said.

Among NZ Refining’s other major shareholders, Mobil Oil New Zealand owns 17.2 percent, and Z Energy owns 15.36 percent, according to NZX data.

(BusinessDesk)

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