AGL Energy savaged after demerger given green light

Original article by Perry Williams
The Australian – Page: 13 & 16 : 1-Jul-21

AGL Energy has incurred the biggest one-day fall in its share price since 2007 after revealing details of its proposed restructuring and demerger. AGL will be rebranded as Accel Energy and retain its coal-fired power plants, while the group’s gas and electricity retailing business will be spun off into a listed company to be called AGL Australia. Acting CEO Graeme Hunt believes that AGL’s shares were sold down in response to changes to its dividend policy and revised earnings guidance, rather than the demerger proposal. Hunt will become CEO of Accel, while chief customer officer Christine Corbett will be CEO of the new AGL. The demerger is subject to shareholder approval.


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