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Croatia: INA and MOL want to increase presence in the Slovenian market

INA and MOL reached an agreement to buy a 92.25% stake in OMV in OMV Slovenija doo The transaction involves 120 service stations throughout Slovenia and the wholesale business as well. INA already holds a 7.75% stake in OMV Slovenija doo and in accordance with the agreement INA will increase its stake from the current 7.75% to 33%.

OMV Slovenija doo operates the second largest retail network with 120 retail sites throughout Slovenia under 4 brands: OMV (108); Euro Truck (4); and Avanti / DISCONT (8). After the purchase INA and MOL will become 100% owners of the mentioned property. “This transaction will also benefit INA customers, who will be able to enjoy well-known quality fuels and high-quality services in many countries in the neighboring country in the future,” the company said in a press release.

With 48 MOL and 5 INA brand service stations in Slovenia, MOL Group is currently no. 3 retail market player. Due to the potential transaction, MOL Group – MOL and INA – could reach 173 service stations in Slovenia.

The main fuel supplier for all existing and newly purchased INA and MOL service stations in Slovenia will be INA.

“In this way, the captured market for our Rijeka refinery is given and for this reason, the long-term future of the refinery is ensured, where the implementation of the strategic project for the construction of the delayed cocker unit is continuing. This acquisition shows that together with MOL we continue to realize our strategic goals of strengthening the presence of INA and MOL Group in the region “, said Sándor Fasimon, Chairman of the Board of INA.

The transaction is subject to merger permission.

INA Group is the leading oil company in Croatia and a leading regional player in oil and gas exploration and production, oil refining and distribution of oil and petroleum products. INA Group consists of several subsidiaries, wholly or partly owned by INA, dd The Group is headquartered in Zagreb, Croatia. In addition to Croatia, INA also conducts its oil and gas exploration and production activities in Angola and Egypt. The oil is refined at the INA Rijeka refinery, while sustainable alternatives are being developed at an industrial site in Sisak. INA’s regional retail network consists of more than 500 retail locations in Croatia and neighboring countries. INA Group is a member of the MOL Group which represents an integrated, international oil and gas company based in Budapest, Hungary. It is active in over 30 countries with a dynamic international workforce of 26,000 people and a history of more than 100 years in the industry.

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