The documents proposing the transfer of Kent Reliance Building Society to a new company with Private Equity investment by JC Flowers have now been sent out.
I urge any member to read the document carefully. Although a complicated legal document it contains a number of very key points and some information that is critical to understand. Importantly read the section about Disadvantages listed by the Directors, the crucial ones being:
1) Loss of control of the bank by KRPS
2) KRPS shares will reduce so mutuality is no sustainable
Based on the information in the document we will be voting AGAINST the proposal.
The deal guarantees a return of 20% per year to JC Flowers
JC Flowers could potentially become the majority owner of the new bank very quickly
Mutuality is quoted but is effectively being given up to a private equity partner
More information about the KRBS Kent Reliance takeover is on the Rainham History website