JSC KazMunaiGas Exploration Production («KMG EP» or «the Company») announces the closing of the transaction to sell a 51% stake in the LLP «Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries Inc.» («KPI») that operates the construction of the first integrated petrochemical complex in Atyrau region to the LLP «United Chemical Company», which has managed the KMG EP’s stake in the project since 2009. The deal was approved by the Board of Directors of KMG EP on 2 March 2012.
The value of the transaction is 4.86bn tenge (USD 33.5m (based on the exchange rate on the day of payment). As investments were previously fully impaired , KMG EP will receive net gain of 4.86 bn tenge as a result of this transaction. No tax consequences as initial investment was equal to the amount of sale.
The sale of the stake in KPI is a part of the Company’s Strategy 2020, which includes divestment of non-core assets, including those related to petrochemicals.