The preferred stock will be subject to transfer restrictions for at least one year from the issuance day.

The preferred dividend period will be 6.5 years with a fixed dividend of 5.5 percent a year for the first 1.5 years and based on mutual agreement for the following years.

The stocks will not have voting rights but can be converted into common stocks by agreement between the two parties. The conversion price will be decided mutually at the time of conversion but will not exceed VND 38,000 (USD 1.63).

SBT’s sugar mill

The transaction is expected to be completed in September, increasing SBT's capital by 3.7 percent to VND 6.084 trillion (USD 262.14 million).

The company will use the money to make strategic investments in the sugar business of HAGL in Laos it bought in 2017 and mechanize and expand its organic sugar production.

SBT said this year it has also invested in Cambodia to expanding its sugarcane sourcing area in Indochina to 70,000ha.

In the HCM Stock Exchange’s latest update to the blue-chip VN30 Index in July 2019, a basket of 30 stocks with the largest market capitalization and highest liquidity, SBT retained its place and remains the only company from the sugar industry in the VN30 basket.

Source: VNA