The HCI board of directors (“Board”) has completed a process of assessing the strategic options in
respect of HCI’s investment in Montauk Energy Holdings, LLC (“Montauk”), and is pleased to confirm its
intention to proceed, subject to the receipt of necessary regulatory approvals, with a separate listing of
HCI’s interest in Montauk on the securities exchange operated by the JSE Limited ("JSE") (“Montauk
Listing”) and the unbundling of HCI’s interest in Montauk to HCI shareholders (“Unbundling”).
The Board is of the view that the proposed Montauk Listing and the Unbundling will best serve the
interests of HCI shareholders, will improve the public profile and general public awareness of Montauk
and will enhance HCI shareholder value. The Montauk Listing and Unbundling will also allow HCI
shareholders the flexibility to maintain, increase or decrease their investment in Montauk based on their
assessment of Montauk’s prospects.
Overview of Montauk
Montauk, a private company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the United States, is an
alternative energy company that for over 20 years has engaged solely in the development, ownership and
operation of landfill methane recovery and processing facilities.
Montauk produces and markets pipeline quality biomethane and renewable electricity produced from
landfill methane to end users. In addition, it produces and markets greenhouse gas reduction credits from
the beneficial destruction of landfill methane.
Montauk’s experience and expertise includes:
- Pipeline quality renewable natural gas production
- Renewable electric power generation
- Carbon reduction and offset credits
- Renewable energy credits
- Landfill gas collection system operations
Montauk has thirteen operating projects located in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Ohio, Texas,
and California. Montauk’s current portfolio of operating assets include four landfill methane to pipeline
quality renewable natural gas facilities with an installed capacity to produce approximately thirty-five
million standard cubic feet per day of landfill gas and nine landfill methane to renewable electric power
generation facilities with an installed capacity to produce approximately forty-five megawatts of renewable
The Montauk Listing and Unbundling
HCI International Holdings Limited (“HCI International”) is a subsidiary of HCI which holds the Group’s
indirect interest in Montauk. The Montauk Listing and Unbundling will be implemented by listing HCI
Internationals’ ordinary shares on the JSE and subsequently unbundling these shares to HCI
shareholders on a pro rata basis.
HCI International will issue a pre-listing statement to HCI shareholders in which additional information will
be provided in respect of the proposed Montauk Listing and Unbundling. It is expected that the Montauk
Listing will take place in the second half of 2014, and there is no intention to raise fresh capital on Listing
as HCI International is well capitalised for its current requirements.
The Montauk Listing and the Unbundling are subject to various conditions including JSE and South
African Reserve Bank approval. A further announcement regarding the Montauk Listing and Unbundling
will be made to HCI shareholders in due course.