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Goldman Sachs Unloads Geely Stock

|Includes: GELYF, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS), GSF, GSN.C

Source: Company Disclosure, ChinaScope Financial (Data)

+ GS Capital Partners VI Fund L.P., a private equity fund owned by Goldman Sachs, is seeking to raise HKD 1.98 to 2.04 billion by selling 600 million Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd.'s (0175: HKG) shares at a price range of HKD 3.30-HKD 3.40 per share. The price reflects a discount of 5.0 to 7.8 percent to the Hong Kong-listed stock's yesterday closing price of HKD 3.58.

+ According to the latest announcement made by Geely, it has been notified by GS Capital Partners VI Fund L.P. to convert approximately HKD 873.88 million worth of convertible bonds (CBs) to a total of 470 million common shares at the conversion price of HKD 1.8583 apiece. In addition, GS Capital Partners VI Fund L.P. transferred warrants into approximately 299.53 million shares at a strike price of CNY 1.9816 apiece. Thus, GS Capital Partners VI Fund L.P. has more than 700 million common shares on hand.

+ After Goldman launched the share sale plan, Geely fell as much as 4.5 percent and closed at HKD 3.54 today, a 1.12 percent loss.

Sales of Geely (175: HKG) has accelerated in 2012, and is expected to remain high due to the company's expansion into the fast-growing SUV segment. The strong performance has elevated stock prices, thereby profiting Goldman Sachs after its three-year investment.