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FESCO PLC successfully placed its additional shares

15 March 2007
On March 12, 2007 FESCO has filed official placement report to the FSFR (Russian Securities Commission) with regard to its 25% additional share issue.
All 410,898,000 new common shares, offered to existing shareholders and other investors at RUR 13.6 per share, were subscribed.

The company was able to raise the total of over US$ 213 millions. 180 millions USD were received from the existing shareholders of the Company according to the preemptive rights. The other part of about 33 millions USD was attracted due to open subscription from the market.

The shareholders structure was diversified after the placement. One of the largest financial institutions - US investment fund Genesis, specialized in emerging markets – acquired more than 3 % of the stake. The share of the largest Swedish investment fund East Capital rose up to 9.8 % of the charter capital. East capital is the third largest shareholder now. About 12 % of the shares were acquired by former owners of the company “Transgarant”. 64 % of the FESCO PLC charter capital belongs to the major shareholder “Industrial Investors”.

FESCO Transport Group was created on the basis of Far Eastern Shipping Company - one of the biggest and oldest transport companies in Russia, founded in 1880. Companies of the Group provide intermodal transportation services between Russian cities, as well as between ports of Russia, Pacific Rim and Europe, provides icebreaker escort to vessels in the and services biggest oil and gas companies in the Far East. The strategy of group development is aimed at turning FESCO into an integrated intermodal service provider, capable of transporting containers and bulked cargos "from door to door" between Russia, Europe and South-East Asia, covering all segments of the transportation chain and offering comprehensive logistical solutions. The controlling shareholder of FESCO is “Industrial Investors” Group.. For further information, please visit our web-site www.fesco.ru or call Company press-center in Vladivostok +7 (4232) 52-10-76 or Moscow +7 (095) 540-80-01. all publications