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Kerjaya Prospek's boss buys Sime Darby's stake in E&O, triggering MGO

KUALA LUMPUR: Property developer Easter & Oriental Bhd said Datuk Tee Eng Hong, one of its directors, has made a conditional mandatory general offer to buy out minority shareholders in the company for 60 sen a share.

This is after Tee, through his private investment vehicle Amazing Parade Sdn Bhd on Friday acquired an additional 10.89% stake in the company from Sime Darby Bhd for 93.5mil, or 60 sen a share.

The purchase raised Amazing Parade's equity interest in E&O to 31.82%.

Together with other parties acting in concert, the offeror's stake in E&O has increased to 42.71%, triggering a conditional mandatory takeover offer.

Tee is the executive chairman of Kerjaya Prospek Group Bhd.

"The offeror intends to maintain the listing status of E&O," AmInvestment Bank said today on behalf of Amazing Parade.

Meanwhile, in a separate filing with Bursa Malaysia today, Sime Darby said it has sold its entire 155.8 million shares in E&O to Amazing Parade at 60 sen each.

"The disposal is in-line with Sime Darby’s ongoing non-core asset rationalisation exercise," the company said.


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