ANOH Gas Processing Company Raises US$260m To Complete ANOH Gas Processing

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, a leading Nigerian independent energy company listed on both the Nigerian Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange, announces that its Incorporated Joint Venture, the ANOH Gas Processing Company has successfully raised US$260m in debt to fund completion of its ANOH Gas Processing Plant.

With the fresh $260m, it said, the project is now fully funded.

The fresh financing provided by a consortium of seven banks: Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc (advisor), United Bank for Africa Plc, Zenith Bank Plc, FirstRand Bank Limited (London Branch) / RMB Nigeria Ltd, The Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc and FCMB Capital Markets Ltd was signed yesterday by AGPC.

“The transaction allows for an additional $60m at the time of completion to fund an equity rebalancing payment, if considered appropriate,” the company stated.

According to it, funding commitments of more than $450m were received by the company, which is a significant oversubscription and a strong sign of confidence in the project.

Commenting on the transaction, the Chairman of AGPC, Mr. Yusuf Usman, said: “This financing agreement; for the development of the ANOH Gas Processing Plant will significantly contribute to the realization of the federal government’s initiatives towards increasing natural gas utilization in the domestic market.”

Also speaking on the financing arrangement, the company’s Managing Director, Mr. Okechukwu Mba, said:

“Successfully closing the $260m debt facility means that the ANOH project is now fully funded. “Once operational, AGPC will be a significant supplier of gas to Nigeria’s power sector, supporting local employment and the cleaner generation of power for millions of Nigerian homes and businesses.”