Privatisation of Bridgestone Australia Approved

20th March 2007 | 0 Comments

Following a AUD$50 million (£20.5 million) deal approved by shareholders on March 20, Bridgestone Australia is set to become a private company. At present minority shareholders hold about 14.5 million Bridgestone Australia shares, while Bridgestone Corporation possesses more than 22 million shares, or 60.3 per cent. Bridgestone Corporation intends to offer minority shareholders AUD$3.40 (£1.40) a share, comprising of a return of capital of 50 cents and a fully franked dividend of $2.90. Following the buyout Bridgestone will be delisted from the Australian Stock Exchange on May 30, 2007.

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