today announced the launch of an Equity Raising of up to $330 million through which Metcash is seeking to strengthen its balance sheet and enhance liquidity.
The shares with institutional investors will be at $2.80 per share, which equals a 7.9 per cent discount to the last closing price.
They report their food sales trajectory pre COVID-19 has continued to improve and there was a significant uplift in sales in March / early April reflecting a change in consumer behaviour related to COVID-19 restrictions.
Hardware sales declined 1.3 per cent in the five months ended March 20202, which is an improvement on the decline in 1H20 of 4.2 per cent.
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