Fondul Proprietatea to challenge in court capital increase at Bucharest Airport Company
Fondul Proprietatea investment fund, a minority shareholder (20%) of Aeroporturi Bucuresti (CNAB), the operator of the two airports in Romania’s capital city, will file a claim of annulment against the extraordinary general shareholder meeting (EGSM) resolution on a massive and controversial capital increase, it said.
EGSM passed a decision to increase CNAB’s capital from RON 143 mln (EUR 29 mln) to RON 4.9 bln (nearly EUR 1 bln) as a result of the capitalisation of the land used by one of the airports (Baneasa - pictured).
Under the decision passed by the EGSM, unless Fondul Proprietatea subscribes 95,370,229 shares, worth RON 953.7 mln (nearly EUR 200 mln), its 20% stake would be diluted (to 1.5%).
The representatives of the Romanian Government explained the high value of the land by the high interest of the real estate investors in the area where the airport is located.
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