Enel Americas’ extraordinary shareholders’ meeting approves 3 billion US dollars capital increase

Published on Tuesday, 30 April 2019 23:32

Rome, April 30th, 2019 – Enel S.p.A. (“Enel” or “the Company”) announces that the Extraordinary Shareholder’s meeting of the Chilean subsidiary Enel Américas S.A. (“Enel Américas”), of which Enel owns 56.42% of the share capital, today approved a capital increase of 3 billion US dollars. The capital increase, to be fully subscribed in cash, will be carried out through the issue of new shares to be offered in pre-emption to shareholders in proportion to the number of shares they hold.

Through this capital increase, Enel Americas aims at enhancing its financial position to pursue new opportunities for organic and inorganic growth, both through minority buy-outs and M&As, optimising cash flows and improving its debt level. Moreover, the capital increase will allow for an increase of the free float and capitalisation of Enel Americas.

In connection with this capital increase, Enel confirms its intention to subscribe, subject to market conditions, shares of Enel Américas corresponding to its current stake in the company by exercising its pre-emptive subscription rights.

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