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Shareholders set to vote on Noble Group restructuring plan

Embattled Hong Kong commodity trader Noble Group will be holding a special general meeting on August 27 for shareholders to vote on the company’s restructuring plan.

In June, Noble Group revised its restructuring proposal with the support of major shareholder Goldilocks Investment.

In the revised deal, shareholders will receive 20% of the equity in the new restructured company, which will form a strategic partnership with the parent company of Goldilocks, Abu Dhabi Financial Group.

Additionally, Noble is seeking approval for vessel disposals at the meeting, having been working to offload its kamsarmaxes since November last year as part of its ongoing restructuring process.

“If shareholders vote in favor of the restructuring support agreement (RSA), Noble will enter the final procedural stages of its restructuring and the establishment of New Noble. The board believes that the RSA represents the best and most fair deal for all parties and the best way to preserve the residual value in the company for all stakeholders. It is now critical that we complete the Restructuring as soon as possible, to enable the Group to once again operate with a sustainable capital structure and to focus on capitalizing on the growing opportunities in the Asian commodities markets,” said Paul Brough, chairman of Noble Group.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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