Noble Group changes debt restructuring deal, gets founder's backing

  • Corporate News
  • Monday, 16 Apr 2018

A signage of Noble Resources, a Noble Group subsidiary, is pictured at their premises in Singapore, in this March 6, 2015 file photo. - Reuters

SINGAPORE: Singapore-listed Noble Group announced on Monday a "simplified structure" to its controversial $3.4 billion debt restructuring deal and said this had won the support of its founder and biggest shareholder, Richard Elman.

Following talks between Noble and a group of senior creditors, the company said all its existing shareholders would now be allocated 15 percent of equity in a new company called New Noble as part of its key debt-for-equity swap.

Under the previous proposal, Noble's shareholders were being offered 10 percent equity and additional equity subject to various conditions. This had been criticised by some shareholders and Elman, who holds about 17.9 percent of Noble. 

Elman had resigned from the board last month, citing differences with creditors and the board. - Reuters

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