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Pulse Investment Ltd Property Leases Have Been Extended To 50 Years Published: 03 March 2017

Pulse Investments Ltd (PULSE) has advised that in a new agreement between PULSE and its related party property owner, leases for the Trafalgar Road and Villa Ronai properties, controlled by PULSE, have been extended to 50 years. Pepercorn rent payable for these 50 years, in accordance with the terms of the leases, has been paid up in advance.

This new extension of the existing leases was approved by PULSE’s Board at a meeting held on December 20, 2016. Under the terms of the extension, if any of the two leases is terminated prior to the end of 50 years, the company and its shareholders will be compensated to the full value of the leasehold improvements and investment made by the company in the properties to date, as well as any new investments made in the future. These investments currently total in excess of $1.3 billion.

Proven Investments Limited: Tranche A Oversubscribed!  Published: 24 January 2017

Proven Investments Ltd (PIL) issued an Invitation for Subscription, subject to a prospectus dated December 8, 2016, where Tranche A saw an offering of 200,000,000 Cumulative Redeemable JMD Preference shares. The offer was closed on December 21, 2016 and was oversubscribed attracting a total of 632 applications for 215,518,040 shares.

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TCL Submitted Circular in Respect of Amended Offer by Sierra Trading Published: 23 January 2017

Trinidad Cement Limited (TCL) has submitted a Supplemental Directors`Circular dated January 19, 2017 in respect of the Amended Offer made by Sierra Trading to purchase up to 132,616,942 ordinary shares so as to result in Sierra Trading holding not more than 74.9% of the issued and outstanding shares of TCL at a cash price of TT $5.07 per ordinary share. The Amended Offer has an option for the shareholders in Trinidad & Tobago and in Jamaica to receive payment in the currency of the USA at the rate of US$0.76 per share unit, and for shareholders in Barbados to be paid in cash in the currency of Barbados in an amount equivalent to TT$5.07 per share.

KPREIT Acquires Two Properties in Jamaica and The Cayman Islands Published: 23 January 2017

Kingston Properties Limited (KPREIT) has advised that a total of USD4.5M was spent on its recent acquisition of two properties in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands, bringing the total number of properties held to thirty. The acquisition was financed using bank debt from institutions in the US, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands in both USD and JMD. KPREIT further advised that rates on the USD facilities ranged between 3.25% p.a. and 4% p.a. while the rate on the JMD facility was 9.85% p.a.

DTL Announced Intention to Make Take-Over Bid to Acquire 50.98% Stake in CFF Published: 23 January 2017

Caribbean Flavours & Fragrances Limited (CFF) has advised that Derrimon Trading Company Limited (DTL) on January 17, 2017 announced their intention to make a take-over bid to acquire 50.98% of the issued shares in CFF (or 45,841,911 ordinary shares in CFF), at a price of J$4.50 per stock unit to stockholders in Jamaica (the Offer). DTL will pay interest to CFF stockholders on shares tendered in response to the Offer at the prevailing weighted average six-month Treasury Bill rate of 5.561% from December 21, 2016 up to but excluding the date of settlement. DTL`s announcement indicates that the Offer is expected to open on January 20, 2017 and is expected to close on February 10, 2017. On receipt of the Offer, CFF`s Board of Directors will review the offer and thereafter issue a Directors` Circular to CFF`s stockholders with a recommendation as to how stockholders should respond.

Derrimon Trading Increases Stake in CFF Published: 23 December 2016

Derrimon Trading Company Limited (DTL) has advised that it has commenced a process to acquire an additional 23,379,208 stock units in Caribbean Flavours and Fragrances Limited (CFF). The sum prepaid is J$105,206,436.00 which on completion, would translate to a price of J$4.50 per stock unit. The prepayment was made pursuant to a Deed dated December 15, 2016. DTL has further advised that is presently in discussions with the FSC as to the implementation of such follow-up actions that may be required by applicable laws or regulations.


Salada Foods Schedules AGM Published: 23 December 2016

Salada Foods Jamaica Limited has advised that its Annual General Meeting has been scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at the Knutsford Court Hotel, Windward Suite, 16 Chelsea Avenue, Kingston 5.

Pulse Declared Dividend Published: 23 December 2016

Pulse Investments Limited (PULS) has declared a dividend of $0.08 per share payable on February 21, 2017 to shareholders on record as at January 23, 2017. The ex-dividend date is January 19, 2017.

Mobay Ice to Delist Published: 14 December 2016

Montego Bay Ice Company Limited has advised that the following Special Resolution was passed at its Annual General Meeting held on June 24, 2015: "THAT the company takes the necessary regulatory steps to be delisted as a public company pursuant to and in agreement with the Rules of the Jamaica Stock Exchange".