RNS Number : 0306U
PME African Infrastructure Opps PLC
10 October 2014

10 October 2014


PME African Infrastructure Opportunities plc

("PME" or the "Company")




Loan Facility



PME African Infrastructure Opportunities plc, an investment company established to invest in sub-Saharan African infrastructure and infrastructure related industries, announces that, on 10 October 2014, it entered into a secured loan agreement with Helvetica Deutschland GmbH ("Helvetica") for €600,000 (the "Loan").


The Loan is secured on the Company's cash receivables, is repayable at par on 10 October 2015 and attracts an interest rate of 10% per annum. Interest payments are payable quarterly in arrears. There are no arrangement or commitment fees payable.


The Company intends to use the proceeds of the Loan for general working capital purposes.


Related Party Transaction


Paul Macdonald is interested in 40% of Helvetica's issued share capital.  Under the AIM Rules for Companies (the "AIM Rules"), Helvetica is, therefore, deemed to be a related party of the Company and the Loan is a related party transaction pursuant to Rule 13 of the AIM Rules. The independent director of PME, Lawrence Kearns, considers, having consulted with Smith & Williamson Corporate Finance Limited in its capacity as the Company's nominated adviser, that the terms of the Loan are fair and reasonable insofar as the shareholders of PME are concerned.


For further information please contact:

Smith & Williamson Corporate Finance Limited


Azhic Basirov / Ben Jeynes

+44 20 7131 4000

Oriel Securities Limited

Neil Winward / Tom Yeadon

+44 20 7710 7600



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