CEZ’s board and supervisory board are expected to approve a 200 bln. CZK
coal deal today with Czech Coal (CC). CEZ will commit to buying coal from CC’s Vrsany mine for decades to come for supplying the Pocerady power plant and will have an option, but not an obligation, to sell the plant to CC. At the same time, CEZ will reportedly sell the Chvaletice power plant to two people close to Pavel Tykac of CC. Czech daily press also reported earlier that the price of brown coal from Vrsany should reach 39 CZK/GJ and that in the future the price would be tied to the price of black coal. / We that expect Chvaletice should be sold for about 5 bln. CZK
and so 45 CZK
dividend may be preserving not only in 2013 but also in 2014 (despite lower earnings outlook for 2013) thanks to one-off gain from the Chvaletice sale. Also, CFO said earlier the contract with Czech Coal may help to boost guided EBITDA of 2 bln. CZK; Slighly POSITIVE, nevertheless partly priced-in and finally depends on a potential selling price.