Argentina and Repsol reach a compensation agreement over the expropriation of YPF
MADRID -- The agreement reached between the Republic of Argentina and Repsol recognise the company’s right to receive $5 billion as compensation for the expropriation of 51% of the shares of YPF and stipulates guarantees for effective payment as well as the termination of all judicial and arbitration proceedings and the reciprocal waiver of future claims.
The agreement does not enter into force until a number of conditions are met, including its approval by Repsol’s Annual General Meeting followed by approval of a law especially sanctioned by the Parliament of the Republic of Argentina.
The transferal of the complementary bonds will be adjusted so that the market value of the bonds is no less than $4.670 billion and up to a maximum of $6 billion. The market value will be calculated through quotations from international financial institutions. The complementary bonds will be delivered to Repsol by earliest maturity first up to the limits indicated in each bond.
The transaction will be complete with the delivery of the bonds in Repsol’s favor with full guarantees in their deposit through an international financial clearing entity.
Repsol is free to sell these bonds. If the sale proceeds were to exceed $5 billion (excluding costs and interest), the excess would revert to the Republic of Argentina.