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OGX demands fresh capital from Batista, shares surge
- Shares of OGX Petroleum (OGXPY.PK +26%) surge after the struggling company demands a $1B cash infusion from controlling shareholder Eike Batista, exercising an option provided earlier by Batista requiring $100M immediately and the remainder to be paid in as needed.
- The move caught the Brazilian market by surprise, as several analysts believed the option wouldn't be exercised since it comes at a very high cost for Batista; he is committed to paying 6.3 reais/share, far above OGX's current market price.