As of December 31, 2020 PGS had 387 206 996 shares outstanding, including American Depository Shares (“ADS”). Each share has a par value of NOK 3. The ticker code for PGS at the Oslo Stock Exchange is “PGS” and the shares are denominated in Norwegian kroner (“NOK”). The Company’s ADS are traded over the counter in the US, have the ticker code “PGSVY” and are denominated in US dollars (“USD”).
On average, approximately 4.8 million PGS shares were traded daily on the Oslo Stock Exchange in 2020.
The liquidity of PGS’ ADS is significantly lower. The average daily ADS trading volume was approximately 6 828 in 2020.
PGS had 8 687 shareholders on record as of December 31, 2020, according to the Norwegian Central Securities Depository (“VPS”). By year-end 2020 US based investors owned approximately 37% of the outstanding PGS shares. Norwegian based investors had the second largest holding and accounted for approximately 35% ownership, while UK based investors held approximately 9% of the outstanding shares. The remaining 19% were mainly held by investors in other Western European countries.
As of December 31, 2020, Coltrane Asset Management was the largest PGS shareholder, owning 61.6 million shares or 15.9% of the Company. As of year-end 2020, PGS held 1 739 own shares.
Distribution of Information and IR Activities
All Company information considered material to the capital markets is published via the Oslo Stock Exchange’s news service: www.newsweb.no, and posted on the Company’s website. PGS holds public presentations in connection with quarterly earnings releases, and management regularly meets with investors and participates at investor conferences.
As of December 31, 2020, there were 16 sell-side analysts with research coverage of PGS. An updated list of analyst coverage is published on the Company’s website.
2021 Annual General Meeting
PGS’ 2021 Annual General Meeting is scheduled for April 21. Each PGS share is entitled to one vote. Please note that Norwegian regulations stipulate that shares must be registered in the name of a specific owner in order for that person (or duly authorized agent) to be allowed to vote. Shareholders who wish to attend the Annual General Meeting are requested to pre-register via the Company’s registrar. The registrar’s contact information follows:
DNB Bank ASA
PO Box 1600 Sentrum
NO-0021 Oslo, Norway
Phone: +47 23 26 80 20
Owners of ADS can vote by surrendering their ADS to the ADS depositary bank, Deutsche Bank, so that title to the shares in question is appropriately recorded in the share register maintained by Norway’s VPS prior to the meeting date.
Contact Information for ADS Shareholders
The depositary bank for PGS’ ADS is Deutsche Bank, the contact information is as follows:
Deutsche Bank Shareholder Services
American Stock Transfer & Trust Company
6201 15th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11219, USA
E-mail: db@astfi nancial.com
Direct Dial: +1 718 921 8137
Corporate Credit Rating
Moody’s has a ‘Caa1’ corporate rating on PGS with Negative Outlook, and S&P has a CCC+ corporate rating also with Negative Outlook.
20 Largest PGS Shareholders*
|December 31, 2020|
|Total number of shares||Ownership in percent|
|Coltrane Asset Management LP||61 601 485.00||15.9|
|University of Texas Investment Management Co.||57 307 229.00||14.8|
|DNB Asset Management AS||35 191 983.00||9.1|
|M&G Investment Management Ltd.||28 618 383.00||7.4|
|Caius Capital LLP||16 736 301.00||4.3|
|Folketrygdfondet||13 637 664.00||3.5|
|Dimensional Fund Advisors LP||13 340 751.00||3.4|
|Boeing Company Employee Retirement||13 015 165.00||3.4|
|Third Avenue Management LLC||4 678 002.00||1.2|
|Credit Andorra||4 616 595.00||1.2|
|Legal & General Investment Management Ltd.||4 443 000.00||1.1|
|Andbank Wealth Management SGIIC SAU||4 301 590.00||1.1|
|Canada Pension Plan Investment Board||3 983 387.00||1.0|
|Susquehanna International Group Ltd.||3 667 507.00||0.9|
|Charles Schwab Investment Management, Inc.||3 636 858.00||0.9|
|MP Pensjon PK||3 624 587.00||0.9|
|Storebrand Kapitalforvaltning AS||3 192 209.00||0.8|
|SPB A/S||2 166 273.00||0.6|
|Nordnet Livsforsikring AS||1 728 382.00||0.4|
|Arrowstreet Capital LP||1 659 763.00||0.4|
|Other||106 059 882.00||27.39|
|Total||387 206 996.00||100.0|
*The data in the table above is provided by Q4 Inc. and is obtained through an analysis of beneficial ownership and fund manager information provided in replies to disclosure of ownership notices issued to all custodians in relation to the PGS share register provided by the Norwegian Central Securities Depository (VPS). Every reasonable effort has been made to verify the data, however neither PGS nor Q4 Inc. can guarantee the accuracy of the analysis.
|18% - USA||18|
|Norway - 33%||33|
|UK - 25%||25|
|Other - 24%||24|
|Norway - 67%||67|
|UK - 11%||11|
|France - 22%||22|