This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

AES To Sell Cameroon Businesses; Provides Update On Asset Sales

The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES) announced that it has signed agreements to sell its electric generation and distribution businesses in Cameroon to Actis, a global pan-emerging market investor, for $220 million of net equity proceeds. AES Société Nationale d’Electricité (AES-SONEL), an affiliate of AES, entered the Sub-Saharan country of Cameroon in 2001 and began investing in the country’s electricity sector. AES has also signed agreements to sell its wind generation assets in India and its wind development pipeline in Poland. Total net equity proceeds from the three sales are expected to be $236 million. Subject to customary regulatory, lender and other local approvals, these transactions are expected to close by the first quarter of 2014.

“We are very proud of what we’ve accomplished during AES’ 12 years in Cameroon,” said Andrew Vesey, Chief Operating Officer of AES. “The company’s overall contribution to the advancement of the country’s power sector has been driven by the AES mission to improve lives and the relentless efforts of the AES-SONEL team. This is a great example of a successful public-private partnership with the Government of Cameroon.”

“We continue to execute on our strategy of narrowing our geographic focus. With these sales, AES will have exited eight countries and 21 businesses and received $1.4 billion in proceeds,” said Andrés Gluski, AES President and Chief Executive Officer. “We see our best opportunities in investing in our existing platforms, where we feel we have a long-term sustainable competitive advantage.”

AES-SONEL received the electric power industry’s most prestigious honor, the Edison Electric Institute’s (EEI) 2013 International Edison Award for its program to renew and expand Cameroon’s electricity infrastructure. AES’ efforts enabled a near doubling of the number of Cameroonian families with access to electricity. AES also constructed two independent power plants (IPP) to provide thermal generation to supplement SONEL’s hydroelectric generation: Dibamba, which was Cameroon’s first IPP, an 86 MW heavy fuel oil-fired plant designed to provide peaking power; and Kribi, a 216 MW gas-fired plant that was put into service in May 2013.

1 of 3

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $93.74 0.00%
FB $117.58 0.00%
GOOG $693.01 0.00%
TSLA $240.76 0.00%
YHOO $36.60 0.00%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,773.64 -57.12 -0.32%
S&P 500 2,065.30 -10.51 -0.51%
NASDAQ 4,775.3580 -29.9330 -0.62%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs