|Date||17 August 2006|
|Offeror/applicant||Reda International S.A.|
|Ultimate applicant beneficial ownership||100 percent - Italy, Luigi, Georgio and Roberto Botto Poala|
|Beneficial overseas ownership|
|- Asset current||N/A|
|- Asset proposed||N/A|
|- Share current||66.67 percent|
|- Share proposed||100 percent|
|Offeree(s)/seller(s)||Perriam (John Charles and Heather Lorna) of New Zealand|
|Business activities||Agriculture - Sheep, Beef, Cattle|
|Details of land involved||6,731.6613 hectares of freehold situated at Otamatapaio Station, Benmore, Otago being CTs 235735 and OT15D/945 (Otago Registry).|
|Consent Sought||To acquire rights and interests in up to 66.67 percent of the shares of Otamatapaio Station (1993) Limited.|
The application has been approved as it met the criteria.
The Overseas Investment Office is satisfied that the individuals with control of the Applicant collectively have business experience and acumen relevant to the overseas investment, and that the Applicant has demonstrated financial commitment towards the overseas investment. The Overseas Investment Office is further satisfied that each individual that exercises control over the Applicant is of good character and is not an individual of the kind referred to in section 7(1) of the Immigration Act 1987.
The shares in Otamatapaio Station (1993) Limited (Otamatapaio), Rugged Ridges Limited (Rugged Ridges), and Glenrock Station Limited (Glenrock) are currently held, as to one-third each, by Reda International SA (Reda), Lempriere (New Zealand) Limited (Lempriere), and Mr and Mrs JC Perriam (Perriam).
Otamatapaio was incorporated on 18 March 1992 and purchased approximately 8,000 hectares of leasehold land and approximately 1,150 hectares of freehold land. Rugged Ridges was incorporated on 5 November 1997 and purchased approximately 12,683 hectares of leasehold land. Glenrock was incorporated on 8 October 2001 and purchased approximately 14,000 hectares of mainly leasehold land.
The Perriam's now wish to retire from this partnership, and it is proposed that Reda will acquire the Perriam's shareholding in Otamatapaio, Rugged Ridges, and Glenrock. In addition, Lempriere wishes to sell its interest in Glenrock to Reda.
The proposal is likely to result in the following benefits:
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