Statement re potential acquisition of MMK-Trans
Globaltrans Investment PLC (the “Company” and together with its consolidated subsidiaries “Globaltrans” or the “Group”), (LSE ticker: GLTR) confirms that it is engaged in exclusive negotiations for the potential acquisition of a 100% interest in OOO MMK-Trans (“MMK-Trans”), the captive freight rail transportation operator of MMK Group. The potential acquisition of MMK-Trans is consistent with the Group’s strategy to seek out growth both organically and by means of selective acquisition with the aim of generating increased value for the Group and its shareholders. The Group is negotiating in parallel a long-term contract for the transportation of a significant part of MMK Group's freight rail volumes.
There is no certainty as to the outcome of the negotiations at this stage. An announcement will be made if mutually acceptable transaction terms are agreed.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
Globaltrans is a leading private freight rail transportation group with operations in Russia, the CIS and the Baltic countries. The Group’s main business is the provision of freight rail transportation services. Globaltrans provides services to more than 500 customers and its key customers include a number of large Russian industrial groups in the metals and mining and the oil products and oil sectors.
Globaltrans' global depositary receipts (ticker symbol: GLTR) have been listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange since May 2008. Globaltrans was the first freight rail transportation group with operations in Russia to have an international listing.
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