EPH announces new leverage policy
28. 8. 2023
In view of the strong financial results of Energetický a průmyslový holding, a.s. (“EPH”) and its consolidated subsidiaries (collectively the “Group”) for 2022, based on the best market practice, and considering the interests of the Group’s financial and trading counterparties, the board of directors of EPH has decided to adopt a new financial policy that aims at maintaining, until further notice, the consolidated adjusted proportionate economic net leverage of the Group at or below 2.5x.
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Executive Finance Director of Energetický a průmyslový holding, a.s.
Pařížská 130/26, 110 00 Praha 1
T: +232 005 200
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