"Cable and Wireless Seychelles Sale Goes Flop!"


LONDON (Alliance News) - Communications business Cable & Wireless Communications PLC Monday said that it has agreed with Bahrain-based telecommunications company Batelco, to unwind its shareholding in Compagnie Monegasque de Communication SAM.
Earlier this month, C&W Communications said that it was considering options for its Seychelles business after the sale to Batelco Group fell through because it did not receive the necessary approvals.
It had completed a deal to sell the majority of its operations within its Monaco & Islands division, including in the Maldives, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man, South Atlantic, Diego Garcia and the Seychelles, for USD580 million on a cash and debt free basis earlier in the year. It had delayed the sale of the Seychelles in August, setting a new December deadline, because it had not received regulatory approval.
Cable & Wireless Communications said that it now has re-paid Batelco the USD100 million it paid for the Islands division disposal, and Batelco has re-transferred the 25% shareholding in Compagnie Monegasque de Communication SAM to Cable & Wireless.
The group said that all options arrangements between the two parties in relation to Compagnie Monegasque de Communication SAM have been terminated.
Shares in the company were up 2.1% Monday afternoon at 57.45 pence per share.

By Rowena Harris-Doughty; rowenaharrisdoughty@alliancenews.com; @rharrisdoughty

 http://www.lse.co.uk/AllNews.asp?code=y0jhg6xq&headline=Cable__Wireless_Communications_Unwinds_CMC_Disposal_Agreement_With_Batelco

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  1. This is the only Seychelles oldest company left on the island and I wonder what can Mr.Julien Durup or Ms Denise Johnstone can tell us about Cable and Wireless? One thing we all know is the Pti Misel was a messenger at one time just before the famous Coup De Tat.

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