Barita rights issue closes in March

Barita Investments – 2018 best performing JSE stock.

Barita Investments held an Extraordinary General Meeting on January 17, 2019 and passed the Resolution to issue up to 262,280,484 ordinary shares as a Rights Issue to Stockholders and gave the power to the directors to set the other terms.
Subsequent to the meeting, the directors agreed the terms of the issue with offer opening on February 25 and closing on March 18 to shareholders on record at February 5 at a price of J$15.50 per share. Shareholders will be entitled to ten shares for every seventeen shares owned on the record date. Shares not taken up by existing shareholders will be available to other shareholders who apply for excess shares. The deadline for applications for any excess shares is March 25.
Barita’s stock has been trading in the $50 region for sometime, spurred partially by announcement of the rights issue plus other positive developments for the company, including new business.
Barita’s share was the best performing on the Jamaica Stock Exchange in 2018, with gains of 593 percent.

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