A win-win situation for both, Argosy’s DRP to help shareholders and the Company

Summary

  • ARG offers 3,124,262 ordinary shares under dividend investment plan.
  • The issue price will be NZ$1.4921 per security at a discount of 3%.
  • The dividend reinvestment plan to help shareholders as well as ARG.

Argosy Property Limited (NZX: ARG) invests and manages a large range of properties, including industrial, office, and retail throughout New Zealand.

Last year, the company announced its Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRP) for its shareholders.

ARG has offered its shareholders to reinvest their dividend amount in shares of the Company under the Dividend Reinvestment Plan announced on December 23, 2020. The Company decided to offer 3,124,262 ordinary shares under DRP allocation, representing 0.3747% of the total number of ordinary shares of the Company.

The strike price was NZ$1.4921 per security and a 3% discount has been calculated in this price.

These are to be bought by the shareholders through cash transactions of dividend proceeds if the shareholder wishes to be a part of the Dividend Reinvestment Plan of ARG.

The issue of ordinary shares under Dividend Reinvestment Scheme was approved by the Directors’ resolutions of November 25,2020.

It is proposed that the shares will be bought directly from the Company and not through the stock exchange. These shares will come from Company’s own reserves.

Advantages for ARG shareholders

DRP will give an opportunity to the shareholders to accumulate shares of the Company without giving any commissions. The strike price is at a discount of 3% on the current share price, which was also a big advantage. In addition, the expense involved for acquiring the shares was also significantly lower if the shares were purchased in the open market.

Advantages for ARG through DRP

The DRP was also expected to provide multiple benefits to ARG. Shares bought will create more capital for the Company to use. The shareholders who participate in DRP are less likely to sell their shares when market falls. Another advantage for the Company was that the shares bought directly from it are not liquid as they would have been, had they been purchased on the open market. They can only be released through ARG.

On 21 January 2021, the stock was trading down by 0.97% at NZ$1.535 at the time of writing.


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