Warsaw, 27 October 2011 – PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A. acquired from the State Treasury the shares of such companies as PGE Górnictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna S.A., PGE Elektrownia Opole S.A., PGE Obrót S.A. and PGE Dystrybucja S.A.
On 27 October 2011, the Company concluded an agreement with the State Treasury and as a result it purchased the following: - 82 479 shares of PGE Elektrownia Opole S.A., constituting 8.25% of the company's share capital; - 44 087 shares of PGE Górnictwo i Energetyka Konwencjonalna S.A. (PGE GiEK) with the registered office in Bełchatów, constituting 0.0068% of the company's share capital; - 96 shares of PGE Obrót S.A. with the registered office in Rzeszów, constituting 0.0019% of the company's share capital; - 24 423 shares of PGE Dystrybucja S.A. with the registered office in Lublin, constituting 0.0025% of the company's share capital.
The total transaction value was PLN 101 447 698.29. The transaction was a continuation of the process of consolidation and structure simplification within the PGE Capital Group. Its aim is to buy the minority share packages in the key companies of the PGE Capital Group. The State Treasury had acquired the shares as a result of the share conversion process execution pursuant to the Act of 7 September 2007 on the purchase of shares from the State Treasury under the power industry companies' consolidation process (Journal of Laws, 2007, no. 191, item 1367).
After the transaction PGE holds: - 932 479 shares of PGE Elektrownia Opole S.A., constituting 93.25% of the company's share capital, - 592 810 402 shares in PGE GiEK, which constitutes 91.04% of the company's share capital (a block of shares constituting 7.88% of the company's share capital is held by PGE Obrót S.A., while a block of shares constituting 0.02% of the company's share capital is held by PGE Energia Odnawialna S.A.), - 4 914 642 shares of PGE Obrót S.A., constituting 99.31% of the company's share capital, - 97 841 994 shares in PGE Dystrybucja S.A., which constitutes 10.05% of the company's share capital (a block of shares constituting 89.91% of the company's share capital is held by PGE Obrót S.A.). The other shares in the above mentioned companies are held by minority shareholders who are not connected with the PGE Capital Group.
Information about PGE Capital Group: PGE Capital Group is the largest group of the power generation sector in Poland and one of the largest in Central and Eastern Europe. Because of its size and position, it is a very important link in Poland's energy security system. PGE CG is the undisputed leader with respect to the installed capacities, volume of generated electricity and the number of end users. The PGE Capital Group has a 40% share in Poland's power generation market and a 26% share in the electricity distribution market. PGE CG's activities are divided into five segments: Conventional Power Generation, Renewable Power Generation, Nuclear Power Generation, Distribution Retail Sales and Wholesale Trade. The Group employs over 46,000 people and boasts 13.1 GW of installed generation capacities. In 2010 the PGE Capital Group's net electricity production reached a net level of 53 TWh. The Group's major competitive advantage is its presence in almost all links of the value chain in the power generation industry (except for the power transmission, which is dealt with by the company PSE Operator S.A.). One of the most important rules of the PGE Capital Group is sustainable development.