Bulgaria's financial regulator said it gave the green light for the sale of the state-owned stakes of 33% in Energo-Pro Grid and Energo-Pro Sales on the bourse in Sofia.
The Financial Supervision Commission (FSC) also said in a statement on Thursday it admitted for trading on the regulated market 100% of the share capital of Energo-Pro Grid and Energo-Pro Sales.
The two companies are majority owned by Energo-Pro Bulgaria EAD, a wholly-owned subsidiary of privately held Czech energy provider Energo-Pro.
Energo-Pro said late last year it was set to acquire the majority stakes in E.ON Bulgaria Grid and E.ON Bulgaria Sales from E.ON Bulgaria, a unit of Germany's E.ON, for a total of 133 million euro ($171.5 million). The transfer of ownership of the majority stakes in E.ON Bulgaria Grid and E.ON Bulgaria Sales was completed on June 29 and the new owner renamed them to Energo-Pro Grid and Energo-Pro Sales earlier this month.
A total of 434,940 Energo-Pro Grid shares and 495,330 Energo-Pro Sales shares will be offered for privatisation through the bourse, the FSC said.
Energo-Pro Grid has a registered share capital of 1.318 million levs distributed in 1,318,000 shares with a face value of 1.0 lev ($0.66/0.51 euro) each. Energo-Pro Sales' registered capital of 1.501 million levs is distributed in 1,501,000 shares with a face value of 1.0 lev each.