Jamaica Broilers in share buy back

Jamaica Broilers Group (JBG) has effectively bought back just over 165 million units of its issued shares in a deal that was funded by the group and placed in a shareholders’ trust.
The Company advised the Jamaica Stock Exchange that it entered into an Agreement prior to the 28th day of April, 2018 to lend to JBG Stockholders Nominee Limited (“the Shareholder Trust”) a sum not exceeding J$4.35 billion. A portion of the loan was used to purchase a total of 165,452,446 shares. This block of shares was held by family branches of one of the Founders of the Company and the trustees and entities connected to them; none of whom are currently involved in the management of the Company. The block does not involve shares held by the Chairman Robert Levy and President Christopher Levy who still maintain their shareholdings.
The block of shares were traded on the stock exchange on Thursday. According to the report released by the company, the directors of JBGL saw this as an opportunity to provide a substantial benefit to the shareholders of the Company. Accordingly, the Directors of the Company approved the loan to the Shareholder Trust to purchase the available Company shares.
The Shareholders Trust will hold the shares purchased, and all benefits derived will be for the benefit of all shareholders of the Company. The Shareholders Trust will service the aforesaid loan from dividends and/or distributions paid upon the shares and from the proceeds of the sale of the shares.

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