Grameenphone is the largest player in the telecom sector in
and Exchange Commission (SEC) of
It is good news for the investors in stock exchange here in
I found a press release from the website of Telenor and I am giving it here:
GP Receives Consent for IPO
Grameenphone (GP) Ltd. received formal consent from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of
on its Initial Public Offer (IPO) application today. Bangladesh
The approval comes after conclusion of a positive dialogue between the SEC and Grameenphone in recent weeks. GP filed its final IPO application with the SEC in December 2008 and had submitted the final prospectus in January 2009. Notably the valuation of the company and the offer price remains unchanged, as per the original application.
“We are very pleased to have received the official consent from the SEC today and look forward to an expeditious launching of the public offer and successful listing of our shares in country’s bourses” said Grameenphone CEO Oddvar Hesjedal, adding that “we (Grameenphone) are ready and will be following a fast process for fulfilling of certain necessary conditions and formalities.”
Among the conditions set by the SEC for the approval are that GP would have to convert the face value of the offered shares from BDT 1 per share to BDT 10 per share.
Grameenphone shareholders have further decided to revise the total offer size, including IPO and Pre-IPO, from 8.95 per cent to 10 percent of its total share capital. Reiterating that Grameenphone had run a thorough and compliant IPO process, the CEO thanked the authorities of the SEC and the exchanges, for their continuous support and expressed his gratitude to the PPO investors and IPO underwriters for their commitment and their patience.
Citigroup Global Markets Bangladesh Private Limited will continue to be the Private Placement Agent, Issue Manager and Lead Underwriter for our Pre-IPO and IPO.