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Expert Corporate Governance Service (ECGS)
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Centrica

The general meeting is convened to approve a sale of Direct Energy, Centricans North American energy supply, services and trading business, to NRG Energy for $3.625 billion in cash (equivalent to approximately £2.85 billion) on a debt free, cash free basis. We agree that the proposed cash offer is reasonable considering the current market circumstances and the group’s needs in urgent action in light of the Covid-19 impact on earnings and unbearable indebtedness. The disposal of Direct Energy will simplify the group’s structure and will allow focusing on a new strategy enabling the transition to a lower carbon future. While the transaction will have a dilutive impact on earnings, it will improve the group’s financial position. Accordingly, we recommend approval.

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Centrica PLC

Centrica is an energy and services company. Co.'s segment are: Energy Supply and Services, which supplies gas and electricity in the U.K. and North America; Connected Home, which supplies energy solutions and technologies to residential customers; Distributed Energy and Power, which supplies energy solutions, generation and technologies to commercial and industrial customers; Energy Marketing and Trading, which trades and optimizes energy; Exploration and Production, which produces and processes gas and oil and develops new fields; Central Power Generation, which generates power from combined cycle gas turbines, wind and nuclear assets; and Centrica Storage, gas storage in the U.K.

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Proxinvest

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