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Monday 12 July, 2021

NextEnergy Solar Fnd

Notice of AGM

RNS Number : 8270E
NextEnergy Solar Fund Limited
12 July 2021
 

LEI: 213800ZPHCBDDSQH5447

12 July 2021

 

NextEnergy Solar Fund Limited

 

("NESF" or the "Company")

 

Annual General Meeting

NextEnergy Solar Fund, the specialist solar power renewable energy investment company, is pleased to announce that the Annual General Meeting ("AGM") will be held on 9 August 2021 commencing at 10:00 a.m., at the registered office of the Company at 1 Royal Plaza, Royal Avenue, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 2HL.

 

In connection with the AGM, a copy of the Shareholder Circular and Notice of the 2021 AGM (the "Circular") has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism ("NSM") and will shortly be available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism *. The Annual Report for the year ended 31 March 2021 (the "Annual Report"), which is being tabled to the AGM, has previously been submitted to the NSM and is available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism *

 

The Circular and Annual Report are also now available to view on, and download from, the Company's website at nextenergysolarfund.com *.

 

In light of the restrictions in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Shareholders are strongly encouraged to vote by way of proxy instead of attending the AGM in person.

 

  *Neither the NSM website nor the Company's website nor the content of any website accessible from hyperlinks on those websites (or any other website) is (or is deemed to be) incorporated into, or forms (or is deemed to form) part of this announcement.

 

For further information:

NextEnergy Capital Group

020 3746 0700

Michael Bonte-Friedheim

[email protected]

Aldo Beolchini

Ross Grier

Peter Hamid (Investor Relations)

 

 

 

Cenkos Securities

020 7397 8900

James King

William Talkington

 

 

 

Shore Capital

020 7408 4090

Anita Ghanekar

Sarah Mather

 

 

 

 

 

Camarco

020 3781 8334

Owen Roberts

Eddie Livingstone-Learmonth

 

 

Apex Fund and Corporate Services (Guernsey) Limited

01481 735 827

Nick Robilliard

 

Notes to Editors1 :

 

About NextEnergy Solar Fund

NESF is a renewable energy infrastructure investment company that currently invests in operating solar power plants in the UK and Italy. The Company may invest up to 30% of its gross asset value in non-UK OECD countries, 15% in private equity structures, and 10% in standalone energy storage.

 

NESF currently has a diversified portfolio comprising 94 operating solar assets, primarily on agricultural, industrial, and commercial sites, with a combined installed power capacity of c.814MWp.

 

As at 31 March 2021, the Company had gross assets of £1,025 million, of which 89% was invested in the UK, and net assets of £581 million. The majority of long-term cash flows from its investments are inflation-linked.

 

NESF's investment objective is to provide ordinary shareholders with attractive risk-adjusted returns, principally in the form of regular dividends, by investing in a diversified portfolio of primarily UK-based solar energy infrastructure assets.

 

For further information on NESF please visit nextenergysolarfund.com

 

Commitment to ESG

NESF is committed to ESG principles and responsible investment which make a meaningful contribution to reducing CO2 emissions through the generation of clean solar power. NESF will only select investments that meet the requirements of NEC Group's Sustainable Investment Policy. Based on this policy, NESF benefits from NEC's rigorous ESG due diligence on each investment. NESF is committed to reporting on its ESG performance in accordance with the UN Sustainable Development Goals framework and the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation.

 

NESF has been awarded the London Stock Exchange's Green Economy Mark and has been designated a Guernsey Green Fund by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.

 

NESF's sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 can be accessed on the ESG section of both the NESF website ( nextenergysolarfund.com/esg/ ) & NEC Group website ( nextenergycapital.com/sustainability/transparency-and-reporting/ ).

 

About NextEnergy Capital Group ("NEC Group")

NESF is managed by the NextEnergy Capital Group, a specialist solar investment manager, which has a strong track record in sourcing, acquiring, and managing operating solar assets.  NEC Group is a leading player in the global solar investment sector and has over 190 team members with offices in UK, Italy, India, and the USA and assets under management of over $2.6bn across three institutional funds.

 

NextEnergy Capital Group donates 5% of its net annual profits to NextEnergy Foundation. NextEnergy Foundation is an international charity that was founded in 2016. Its mission is to participate proactively in the global effort to reduce carbon emissions, provide clean power sources in regions where they are not yet available, and contribute to poverty alleviation.

 

For further information on NEC Group please visit  nextenergycapital.com    

For further information on NextEnergy Foundation visit nextenergyfoundation.org  

 

About WiseEnergy

WiseEnergy is NEC Group's specialist operating asset management division.  NESF is differentiated by its access to WiseEnergy, which has provided operating asset management, monitoring, technical due diligence, and other services to over 1,500 utility-scale solar power plants with an installed capacity in excess of 2.3GW.

 

For further information on Wise Energy please visit wise-energy.com    

 

 

 

[1] Note: All financial data is as at 31 March 2021, being the latest date in respect of which NESF has published financial information

 

 

 

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