Unipetrol Sees Positive Impact from Acquisition of Rafinerska Stake



Reuters

PRAGUE, July 23 (Reuters) – Czech oil processing company Unipetrol expects to book an up to 400 million crown ($19.64 million) positive impact from the pending acquisition of a 32.4 percent stake in Ceska Rafinerska from ENI, head of investor relations Michal Stupavsky told Reuters on Wednesday.

Unipetrol used its right of first refusal in July and agreed to take the stake for 30 million euros in a deal that will give it 100 percent control of the refining unit.

Unipetrol took a 4.72 billion crown ($231.76 million) impairment charge on its refining assets in the second quarter due to overcapacity in the sector and past underperformance. ($1 = 20.3690 Czech Crowns)

(Reporting by Jason Hovet, writing by Jan Lopatka)



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