Malvern International plc (AIM: MLVN), the provider of educational services in the UK, Europe and Asia, announces that it has agreed with KSP Investments Pte Ltd (“KSP”), one of its major shareholders, that KSP’s existing unsecured interest free loan of £1.2 million be converted into a convertible loan notes (“CLN”). The CLNs are unsecured and will be interest free until 31 December 2017. From 1 January 2018 the CLNs will attract interest at a rate of 3%, rising to 4% from 1 January 2019 and 5% from 1 January 2020. The CLNs are convertible into ordinary shares at a price of 5p. If not previously converted, the CLNs will be repayable on 31 December 2020.
As KSP is a substantial shareholder in the Company, the conversion of KSP’s existing loan into CLNs is classified as a related party transaction for the purposes of AIM Rule 13. The independent directors in respect of the transaction consider, having consulted with WH Ireland Limited, the Company’s nominated adviser, that the terms of the conversion of KSP’s existing loan into CLNs are fair and reasonable insofar as the Company’s shareholders are concerned.
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