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OmanInvest-led consortium makes offer for 76% stake in Ahli Bank

Ahli bank
Ahli bank

Muscat: Following their previous announcement on making an offer for the entire issued share capital of Ahli Bank, the Consortium led by OmanInvest has made an increased cash offer of 200 bz (Offer Price) per share to all the shareholders of Ahli Bank.

Ominvest, through its fully owned subsidiary currently owns 8.68% shareholding in Ahli Bank.

The Consortium intends to acquire up to 66.32% of the Issued share capital of Ahli Bank with an objective to own up to 75% of the issued share capital of Ahli Bank.

Ahli Bank shall maintain a minimum free float of 25% of the issued share capital in accordance with the relevant regulatory requirements.

The Offer shall be made as follows:

1. Ahli United Bank as the strategic long-term investor of Ahli Bank shall be paid the Offer Price of 200 bz per share in full towards their 35% shareholding in Ahli Bank amounting to RO136.5 million.

2. All other shareholders of Ahli Bank will have an opportunity to participate in the Offer as follows:

Receive a minimum of 55.6% consideration in cash (on a pro-rata basis). at an attractive offer price of 200 bz per share amounting to RO 122.12 million.

For the remaining portion, they will continue as a shareholder in Ahli Bank during the intervening period before the intended merger of Ahli Bank with Oman Arab Bank (*AEC) and the shares of Ahli Bank will continue to be traded on Muscat Stock Exchange.

At the time of the intended merger, legal. financial, valuation, and tax due diligence exercises will be conducted for both Banks to determine appropriate and fair share swap ratio.

The proposed offer shall be funded by the members of the Consortium from their own funding sources, thereby resulting in a positive foreign direct investment in the Sultanate of Oman. This will mean that there is no constraint on Ahli Bank or OAB 's capital or lending ability as a result of the offer.

The offer shall be pursuant to the Takeover Regulations and is subject to the approval of the shareholders, Central Bank of Oman, and any other applicable requirements.

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