1. Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
Jun 9, 2017
2. SEC Identification Number
3. BIR Tax Identification No.
4. Exact name of issuer as specified in its charter
5. Province, country or other jurisdiction of incorporation
6. Industry Classification Code(SEC Use Only)
7. Address of principal office
8. Issuer's telephone number, including area code
(O2) 371 1111
9. Former name or former address, if changed since last report
10. Securities registered pursuant to Sections 8 and 12 of the SRC or Sections 4 and 8 of the RSA
Title of Each Class Number of Shares of Common Stock Outstanding and Amount of Debt Outstanding
COMMON SHARES 1,169,040,400
11. Indicate the item numbers reported herein
Item 9: Other events

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SBS Philippines CorporationSBS

PSE Disclosure Form 4-2 - Acquisition/Disposition of Shares of Another Corporation
References: SRC Rule 17 (SEC Form 17-C) and
Section 4.4 of the Revised Disclosure Rules

Subject of the Disclosure

Shareholder ratification of investment of funds in associate company

Background/Description of the Disclosure

In its meeting held on June 9, 2017, the Shareholders of the Corporation representing at least 2/3 of the outstanding capital stock of the Corporation voted to ratify the investment of funds of PhP 57,300,000.00 by way of subscription to 57,300,000 common shares with a par value of P1.00 each in Lakerfied Phils Holdings Corp.

Date of Approval by
Board of Directors
May 20, 2016
Rationale for the transaction including the benefits which are expected to be accrued to the Issuer as a result of the transaction

In line with its investment strategy to have a more diversified interests in different property holdings at a lower capital requirement and risk exposure to the Company, the Company has deemed it beneficial to invest in small ownership stake in companies investing in real properties. Lakerfield Phils. Holdings Corp. is owner of a 1.38 hectare parcel of land located in Mandaluyong City.

This investment will allow the Company to have an indirect interest in prime landholdings for development that offer strong value and has the potential to deliver an attractive total return.

Details of the acquisition or disposition
Date Jun 22, 2016

Share subscription of 57,300,000 common shares based on its par value of P1.00 per share from the unissued capital stock of Lakerfield Phils. Holdings Corp. following its offer for new share subscriptions.

Description of the company to be acquired or sold

Lakerfield Phils. Holdings Corp. (“LPCH”) is a property holding company majority owned by by the Sytengco Family. Lakerfield Phils. Holdings Corp. is the owner of a 1.38 hectare parcel of land located in Mandaluyong City.

The terms and conditions of the transaction
Number of shares to be acquired or disposed 57,300,000
Percentage to the total outstanding shares of the company subject of the transaction 37
Price per share P1.00
Nature and amount of consideration given or received

The share subscription was paid in cash in full.

Principle followed in determining the amount of consideration

Consideration for the shares was based on its par value of P1.00.

Terms of payment

The subscription value was paid in cash upon subscription by the Company

Conditions precedent to closing of the transaction, if any

In accordance with the Corporation Code, the equity investment in these associate companies was subject to the ratification of the Company’s shareholders in its annual stockholders' meeting held on June 9, 2017.

Any other salient terms

The shareholder arrangements provide that material transactions such as those required for investment deals involving the acquisition and disposal of investments, financing and mortgage transactions will be subject to approval of the Company as shareholder.

Identity of the person(s) from whom the shares were acquired or to whom they were sold
Name Nature of any material relationship with the Issuer, their directors/ officers, or any of their affiliates
Lakerfield Phils. Holdings Corp. (“LPCH”) Lakerfield Phils. Holdings Corp. (“LPCH”) is about 63% owned by the Sytengco family who are directors and officers of the Company. Details of their respective interests in LPHC are provided below under Other Relevant information
Effect(s) on the business, financial condition and operations of the Issuer, if any

The Board of Directors believe that the business prospects of investments in shares or interests in entities involved property investments have much potential given the robust growth of the property market and sees such investment to contribute to the Company’s earnings which can help counteract some of the fluctuations in its chemical trading business and at the same time grow and diversify the Company’s income streams.

Other Relevant Information

LPCH is owned 17% by Ms. Aylene Y. Sytengco, Director, CFO & Treasurer, 25% by Mr. Necisto U. Sytengco, Chairman of the Board, 5.25% by the Company’s substantial shareholder, Anesy Holdings Corporation, 5% by Mr. Necisto Y. Sytengco II, Director and SVP for Marketing Operations; 5% by Mr. Ned Bryan Y. Sytengco, VP for Investments; 0.49% by Ms. Lali Y. Sytengco, VP for Purchasing, 5% by Ms. Evelyn T.Ching, sister of Mr. N. U. Sytengco,

Filed on behalf by:
Name Sabrina Adamelle Poon-Sytengco
Designation Corporate Information Officer and Investor Relation Officer