Healthscope asks shareholders to vote

Company News

by Rachael Jones

Healthscope (ASX:HSO) Chairman Paula Dwyer has sent a letter to shareholders asking them vote on a proposed scheme of arrangement under which Brookfield will acquire all of the shares in Healthscope for $2.465 per share.

This consideration is in addition to the fully franked interim dividend of $0.035 per share paid to Healthscope shareholders on 26 March 2019.

The board of the private hospital owner and operator unanimously recommends that shareholders vote in favour of the scheme.

If the Scheme is approved by Healthscope shareholders, the Second Court Hearing will take place on Friday at the Federal Court of Australia.

Shares in Healthscope (ASX:HSO) are trading 0.2 per cent lower at $2.46.

Rachael Jones

Finance News Network
Rachael comes to FNN after working for Fairfax Media covering international breaking news, including the global economy and politics. She joined FNN in February 2018. She has reported on Australia’s finance news for various organisations since 2000 and has also interviewed a number of key business players, including Bill Gates. Rachael has also worked across a number of countries, including the UK and the US.