Luka Koper shares to prime market of Ljubljana Stock Exchange

01.12.2006

Upon being transferred onto the prime market of the Ljubljana Stock, company Luka Koper, d. d. addressed investors and the public as to the impact of the respective transfer for the company and investors, as well as presented its business operations in the current year and plans for the future. Trading in the LKPG shares on the prime market began today on 1 December 2006.

Said President of the Luka Koper Management Board, Robert ńĆasar:
»I am extremely pleased that Luka Koper has now officially become one of the top companies on the market. At the very beginning of the prime market, our company set a task to place our share in this category. The fulfilment of required criterions didn’t represent a major problem, specially because they are complementary or even equal to those, which are being implemented by our company in the effort for business excellence. What is even more interesting for us is the advantage of the special position on the Stock exchange, which brings an increased interest for our stock by foreign portfolio investors. The new development cycle as laid down in our development strategy is already under way and is leading us toward large and demanding investments; the enhanced visibility of our company in international financial circles is doubtlessly a merit that could help us finance our development projects.« 

Emphasised Marko Simoneti, PhD, President of the Ljubljana Stock Exchange Management Board: »Prime market issuers are bound by the minimum capital size and liquidity criteria, as well as by the highest transparency standards of business operations, recognised internationally. The establishment of the necessary investor confidence into the Slovene capital market calls for prime market issuers to understand the significance of the companies being open to their shareholders and investors, and to therefore voluntarily accept, upon entering the prime market, the highest standards of business conduct.«