Zhaikmunai LP – Re Acquisition by KazStroyService Global B.V.
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London – May 4, 2010 – Zhaikmunai LP (LSE:ZKM), the oil and gas exploration, development and production company with assets in north-western Kazakhstan, announces that it has been informed by its principal shareholder, Claremont Holdings Limited, that KazStroyService Global B.V. has received approval from the competition authorities in the Republic of Kazakhstan for its in November last year announced acquisition from Claremont of 50 million Zhaikmunai L.P. global depositary receipts, representing a 27% interest in Zhaikmunai L.P. Completion of the acquisition by KazStroyService Global B.V. is expected to occur shortly.
Bert Jordens, Investor Relations Officer
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Zhaikmunai is an independent oil and gas enterprise currently engaging in the exploration and development and production of oil and gas. It is listed on the the London Stock Exchange (Ticker symbol: ZKM). Its principal producing asset is the Chinarevskoye Field located in northwestern Kazakhstan. Zhaikmunai L.L.P., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zhaikmunai L.P., holds a 100% interest in and is the operator of the Production Sharing Agreement for the Chinarevskoye Field.
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