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OutReach – 10 February 2021 – S.F. Holding Co., Ltd. (‘S.F. Holding’; Stock Code 002352.SZ) and Kerry
Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics Network’ or ‘the Company’; Stock Code 0636.HK) are pleased to announce the proposed
strategic investment and cooperation between the two companies.
to satisfaction of certain pre-conditions, the Offeror, being an indirect wholly-owned
subsidiary of S.F. Holding, will make a Partial Offer to obtain 931,209,117 ordinary shares of Kerry
Logistics Network, representing approximately a 51.5% stake (on a fully-diluted
basis) of the
Company at a cash
offer price of HK$18.80 per share (the ‘Partial Offer’). In conjunction with the Partial
Offer, Kerry Logistics Network’s warehouse
assets in Hong Kong will be disposed of
to a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kerry Holdings Limited to unlock its shareholder
value, and for
the Company to operate under an asset-lighter model comparable to
international industry peers. Subject to the completion of the
warehouses sale, substantially
all of the proceeds from the warehouses sale will be distributed to all those shareholders
of the Company who are shareholders of record on the record date as a special
dividend of HK$7.28 per share. The total amount of offer price plus
special dividend to be received by a shareholder of the Company for every share
that the shareholder tenders and is accepted under the Partial Offer would be
HK$26.08, comprising the offer price of HK$18.80 per share and the special dividend
of HK$7.28 per share.
To facilitate the transaction, the Company’s business
in Taiwan, including the interest in
Kerry TJ Logistics Company Limited, which is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (‘Kerry
TJ Logistics’; Stock Code 2608.TW),
will also be sold to a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kerry Holdings Limited in compliance with
the laws and regulations in Taiwan. The proceeds from the
Taiwan business sale will be retained by the
Company for its ongoing growth and developments.
subject to fulfilment of certain pre-conditions including, amongst others, the
disposal of the Hong Kong warehouse assets, and the disposal of the Taiwan
business becoming unconditional under their respective sale agreements, and
upon independent shareholders’ approvals being obtained at a Special General
Meeting and the relevant
regulatory approvals in various jurisdictions in
connection with the Partial
Offer being obtained.
cooperation will bring together the core competencies of S.F.
Holding and Kerry Logistics Network across multiple verticals to create a leading
Asia-based global logistics platform to meet ever-changing demands.
the strategic cooperation, Kerry Logistics Network will be positioned as S.F.
Holding’s platform for international
Holding and the Company will also collaborate with each other in Greater China
to better align their respective businesses. By tapping into different customer segments, S.F.
Holding and Kerry Logistics Network will coexist as separate entities in
Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. The Company will continue
to grow its logistics businesses, both
in terms of scale and coverage. The partnership is expected to create significant
synergies to boost both companies’ growth and leadership in the logistics
sector with clear business focuses and complementary strengths to bring value
Subsequent to the completion of the proposed
transaction, Kerry Logistics Network’s listed status on the Hong Kong Stock
Exchange will remain unchanged. The
Kerry Group of companies will still hold a significant interest in the Company,
which will continue to operate under the “Kerry” names with a clear
brand identity and be managed by its current core leadership team across all
About S.F. Holding (Stock Code: 002352.SZ)
S.F. is a leading integrated
logistics service provider in China with services ranging from express
delivery, e-commerce parcel, freight, cold chain, international express,
intra-city delivery and supply chain management. With one of the most
comprehensive networks of aviation and ground capacities in China, S.F. is able
to provide high-quality logistics services at the distribution end and also
extends its services to front-end processes of the value chain, including
production, supply, marketing, and distribution.
S.F. advocates to leverage the
use of advanced information technology and innovative solutions to improve
operation efficiency and add value to customers. Based on consumer demands and
leveraging big data analysis and cloud computing technologies, S.F. offers its
customers holistic logistics services such as warehouse management, sales
forecasting, big data analysis, and financial management.
About Kerry Logistics Network Limited (Stock Code: 0636.HK)
Kerry Logistics Network is an Asia-based,
global 3PL with a highly diversified business portfolio and the strongest
coverage in Asia. It offers a broad range of supply chain solutions from
integrated logistics, international freight forwarding (air, ocean, road, rail
and multimodal), industrial project logistics, to cross-border e-commerce,
last-mile fulfilment and infrastructure investment.
With a global presence across 59 countries
and territories, Kerry Logistics Network has established a solid foothold in
half of the world’s emerging markets. Its diverse infrastructure, extensive
coverage in international gateways and local expertise span across China,
India, Southeast Asia, the CIS, Middle East, LATAM and other locations.
Kerry Logistics Network generated a revenue
of over HK$40 billion in 2019 and is the largest international logistics
company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
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