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Kuwait Wealth Fund Reaches Initial Agreement on KPC Dividends

Kuwait Wealth Fund Reaches Initial Agreement on KPC Dividends

Thursday, 8 April, 2021 - 04:30
An aerial view shows Kuwait City. Reuters file photo

Kuwait's sovereign wealth fund has reached an initial agreement with Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on new payment terms for over $20 billion in accrued dividends, a government source said.


KPC has owed for years about 7 billion Kuwaiti dinars ($23 billion) in dividends to the General Reserve Fund (GRF), one of Kuwait's sovereign funds.


The agreement between GRF and state-owned KPC on a new payment schedule has not been signed yet but the government source said it would be submitted to the finance and oil ministries for approval.


The source did not specify to Reuters a time frame for the payment but said the final terms would not impact the financial position of the company or its ability to honor obligations linked to its investments.


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