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Benchmark Hlgs PLC (BMK)


Monday 10 June, 2019

Benchmark Hlgs PLC

Update on Joint Venture with AquaChile

RNS Number : 5980B
Benchmark Holdings PLC
10 June 2019


10 June 2019


Benchmark Holdings plc


("Benchmark" or the "Company")


Update on Joint Venture with Empresas AquaChile S.A. (AquaChile)

Dissolution of Joint Venture


Further to the announcement made on 29 May 2019, Benchmark, the aquaculture health, nutrition and genetics business, announces that it has completed the dissolution of its joint venture with AquaChile.


As previously announced, Benchmark will receive its $16.25m original investment in the JV. Payment will be made in two instalments, a first US$7.5m payment will be made 10 days after completion and the balance US$8.75m six months after completion. The Company will also receive the IP rights, genetics stock and biomass in the JV.  The dissolution has created an opportunity for Benchmark to take control of a land based salmon breeding facility belonging to the JV. The Company is in the process of conducting due diligence on the facilities and it is expected that the transfer of ownership will take place in the coming weeks. A further announcement will be made in due course.



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For further information, please contact:

Benchmark Holdings plc

Tel:  020 3915 1236

Malcolm Pye, CEO

Mark Plampin, CFO

Ivonne Cantu, Investor Relations

Numis (Broker and NOMAD)

Tel:  020 7260 1000

James Black, Freddie Barnfield, Freddie Naylor-Leyland

MHP Communications

Tel:  020 3128 8794

Katie Hunt / Reg Hoare / Alistair de Kare-Silver                    [email protected]





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