New Investments

News - 31/08/2012

Hermes Pacific Investments plc
(“the Company”)

New Investments

The Company is pleased to announce that it has made a further three investments in line with its investment policy (the “Investments”). The Investments are in the same companies that were announced to the market on 23 August 2012, namely Deutsche Forfait AG (“Deutsche Forfait”), DBS Bank Limited (“DBS”) and Overseas Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (“OCBC”).

The Company has invested £23,433 in the ordinary equity of Deutsche Forfait, which is listed on the Deutsche Börse and is involved in trade finance with a focus on emerging markets, including South East Asia, bringing its total investment in Deutsche Forfait to £71,952. The Company has also invested £24,811 in the ordinary equity of DBS and £24,957 in the ordinary equity of OCBC, which are both listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange and involved in the banking industry in South East Asia, bringing its total investment in DBS and OCBC to £49,023 and £49,853, respectively. All investments were made at market price.

The Investments are in accordance with the Company’s investing policy agreed at the general meeting held on 20 August 2012.

For further information please contact:

Hermes Pacific Investments Plc 
Haresh Kanabar, Non-Executive Chairman                                              Tel: +44 (0) 20 7583 8304

Matt Wood, Non-Executive Director

WH Ireland
Nominated Adviser & Broker                                                                    Tel: +44 (0)117 945 sildenafil pfizer prix kosten 3470
Marc Davies/ Mike Coe

Note to Editors:

The Company’s investment policy was approved by shareholders at a general meeting of the Company held on 20 August 2012. The proposed investments to be made by the Company may be either quoted or unquoted; made by direct acquisition of an equity interest; may be in companies, partnerships, joint ventures; or direct interests in projects in South East Asia including, but not limited to, investments in the financial sector. The Company’s equity interest in a proposed investment may range from a minority position to 100 per cent. ownership.

The Company will identify and assess potential investment targets and where it believes further investigation is required and subject to assessment of potential risk, intends to appoint appropriately qualified advisers to assist.

The Company proposes to carry out a project review process in which all material aspects of any potential investment will be subject to due diligence, as considered appropriate by the Board. It is likely that the Company’s financial resources will be invested in a small number of projects or potentially in just one investment which may be deemed to be a reverse takeover under the AIM Rules.

Where this is the case, it is intended to mitigate risk by undertaking an appropriate due diligence process. Any transaction constituting a reverse takeover under the AIM Rules will require Shareholder approval. The possibility of building a broader portfolio of investment assets has not, however, been excluded.

The Company intends to deliver shareholder returns principally through capital growth rather than capital distribution via dividends. Given the nature of the Company’s Investment Policy, the Company does not intend to make regular periodic disclosures or calculations of net asset value.