Scrip Reference Price
25 May 2023
NextEnergy Solar Fund Limited
("NESF" or the "Company")
Scrip Reference Price
NextEnergy Solar Fund, the specialist solar+ fund, with a combined installed power capacity of 865MW, is pleased to announce the reference price of a new Ordinary Share under the Scrip Dividend alternative for the interim dividend for the quarter ended 31 March 2023 which has been set at 114.3p. This is based upon the prevailing Net Asset Value per Ordinary Share, which was 114.3p. The final date for receiving elections on the Scrip is 2 June 2023.
The process for electing to receive Scrip Shares or making changes to an existing Scrip Dividend Mandate is detailed in the Scrip Circular dated 15 July 2022.
If you wish to receive this interim dividend in cash on the whole of your holding, and do not have a Scrip Dividend Mandate in place, you do not need to take any further action.
If you already have a Scrip Dividend Mandate in place and you wish to continue to receive Scrip Shares, you do not need to take any further action.
The Scrip Circular dated 15 July 2022 can be viewed and/or downloaded from the Investor Relations part of the NESF website (nextenergysolarfund.com). Copies of these documents can also be obtained from the Company Secretary.
For further information:
020 3746 0700
Peter Hamid (Investor Relations)
RBC Capital Markets
020 7653 4000
020 7397 8900
020 3781 8334
Ocorian Administration (Guernsey) Limited
014 8174 2642
Notes to Editors1:
About NextEnergy Solar Fund
NESF is a specialist solar+ fund listed on the premium segment of the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250. NESF's investment objective is to provide ordinary shareholders with attractive risk-adjusted returns, principally in the form of regular dividends, by investing in a diversified portfolio of utility-scale solar energy and energy storage infrastructure assets. The majority of NESF's long-term cash flows are inflation-linked via UK government subsidies.
The NESF portfolio has a combined installed power capacity of 865MW (excluding NextPower III MW on an equivalent look-through basis). NESF may invest up to 30% of its gross asset value in non-UK OECD countries, 15% in solar-focused private infrastructure funds, and 10% in energy storage assets. As at 31 March 2023, the Company had an unaudited gross asset value of £1,225m. For further information on NESF please visit www.nextenergysolarfund.com
Article 9 Fund
NESF is classified under Article 9 of the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation and EU Taxonomy Regulation. NESF's sustainability-related disclosures in the financial services sector in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 can be accessed on the ESG section of both the NESF & NEC website.
About NextEnergy Group
NESF is managed by NextEnergy Capital, part of the NextEnergy Group. NextEnergy Group was founded in 2007 to become a leading market participant in the international solar sector. Since its inception, it has been active in the development, construction, and ownership of solar assets across multiple jurisdictions. NextEnergy Group operates via its three business units: NextEnergy Capital (Investment Management), WiseEnergy (Operating Asset Management), and Starlight (Asset Development).
· NextEnergy Capital: Has over 16 years specialist solar expertise having invested in over 350 individual solar plants across the world. NextEnergy Capital currently manages four institutional funds with a total capacity in excess of 2.4GW+ and has asset under management of $3.3bn. www.nextenergycapital.com
· WiseEnergy®: Provides solar asset management, monitoring and technical due diligence services to over 1,350 utility-scale solar power plants with an installed capacity in excess of 1.8GW. WiseEnergy clients comprise leading banks and equity financiers in the energy and infrastructure sector. www.wise-energy.com
· Starlight: Has developed over 100 utility-scale projects internationally and continues to progress a large pipeline of c.10GW of both green and brownfield project developments across global geographies.
1: All financial data is unaudited at 31 March 2023, being the latest date in respect of which NESF has published financial information.