SGX Announcement by Noble: CIC's share placement

 

30 September 2014

Noble Group Limited (the “Company”) refers to its announcement dated 30 September 2014 in response to the queries from the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited regarding the unusual price movements in the Company’s shares.

The Company has been informed by China Investment Corporation (“CIC”), one of its substantial shareholders that CIC has sold a portion of its existing 13.8% stake in the Company (the “Placement”). After the Placement, CIC will continue to hold a 9.4% stake in the Company. The Company understands that the Placement is part of CIC’s overall portfolio rebalancing exercise and that as a long-term investor CIC will continue to support the Company’s business strategy.

Noble Group Limited
30 September 2014



About Noble Group

Noble Group (SGX: N21) manages a portfolio of global supply chains covering a range of agricultural and energy products, as well as metals, minerals and ores. Operating from over 140 locations and employing more than 70 nationalities, Noble facilitates the marketing, processing, financing and transportation of essential raw materials. Sourcing bulk commodities from low cost regions such as South America, South Africa, Australia and Indonesia, the Group supplies high growth demand markets, particularly in Asia and the Middle East. In order to ensure the integrity of its supply chains, the Group has a portfolio of interests in strategic logistics and processing assets which form an integral part of facilitating its key trade flows. We are ranked number 76 in the 2014 Fortune Global 500. For more information visit www.thisisnoble.com.

For further details please contact:

Ms. Rebecca Fung
Noble Group Limited
Tel: +852 2861 4625
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Ms. Candice Adam
Argentus PR
Tel: +44 20 7397 2915
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Mr. Martin Debelle
Citadel
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SGX Announcement by Noble: Response to SGX queries regarding trading activity

 

30 September 2014

Noble Group Limited (the “Company”) refers to the queries from the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (“SGX-ST”) on 30 September 2014 regarding the unusual price movements in the Company’s shares today and wishes to respond to the queries as follows:

Question 1: Are you (the issuer) aware of any information not previously announced concerning you, your subsidiaries or associated companies which, if known, might explain the trading? Such information may include events that are potentially material and price-sensitive, such as discussions and negotiations that may lead to joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions or purchase or sale of a significant asset. You may refer to paragraph 8 in Appendix 7.1 of the Mainboard Rules for further examples. - If yes, the information shall be announced immediately.

The Company understands from the attached Bloomberg reports that its substantial shareholder China Investment Corporation ("CIC") (through its subsidiary Best Investment Limited) has today disposed of 300 million ordinary shares of the Company at S$1.32 per share ("Disposal"). The Company will release the notification on the change in CIC's interest in the Company as soon as it receives the same from CIC.

Save for the Disposal, the Company is not aware of any information not previously announced concerning the Company, its subsidiaries or associated companies which might explain the trading.


Question 2: Are you aware of any other possible explanation for the trading? Such information may include public circulation of information by rumours or reports.

Save for the Disposal, the Company is not aware of any other possible explanation of the trading.


Question 3: Can you confirm your compliance with the listing rules and, in particular, Mainboard Rule 703?

The Company confirms that it is in compliance with the Listing Rules and, in particular, Mainboard Rule 703.


Noble Group Limited
30 September 2014




About Noble Group

Noble Group (SGX: N21) manages a portfolio of global supply chains covering a range of agricultural and energy products, as well as metals, minerals and ores. Operating from over 140 locations and employing more than 70 nationalities, Noble facilitates the marketing, processing, financing and transportation of essential raw materials. Sourcing bulk commodities from low cost regions such as South America, South Africa, Australia and Indonesia, the Group supplies high growth demand markets, particularly in Asia and the Middle East. In order to ensure the integrity of its supply chains, the Group has a portfolio of interests in strategic logistics and processing assets which form an integral part of facilitating its key trade flows. We are ranked number 76 in the 2014 Fortune Global 500. For more information visit www.thisisnoble.com.

For further details please contact:

Ms. Rebecca Fung
Noble Group Limited
Tel: +852 2861 4625
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ms. Candice Adam
Argentus PR
Tel: +44 20 7397 2915
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mr. Martin Debelle
Citadel
Tel: +61 2 9290 3033
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

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