Flamingo International (FLA) agreed during yesterday’s EGSM to issue 290 mil convertible bonds with a total value of RON 29m and an annual yield of 10% (if not converted into shares). Shareholders are also able to choose to convert their bonds into shares at a rate of five shares for each bond. The company’s shareholders also rejected the proposal to dissolve the company, made by one of the shareholders. Through this convertible bonds issue the company is trying to overcome the difficult times it’s facing. The bonds issue will unfold in two stages. For the first stage shareholders in the company will be able to subscribe bonds proportionally to the shares owned. This will be followed by a second stage when investors outside the company will also be able to participate in the bond issue with a minimum 50.000 euro contribution.
The company has been facing a very tough environment for some time now. If successful the convertible bond issue should provide the company with much needed cash for continuing its operating activities.