NPS emerges as major shareholder for Samsung; The National Pension Service (NPS) owns over 5% of shares in more than half of 55 firms among South Korean top 10 conglomerates’ affiliates

NPS emerges as major shareholder for Samsung

2014.03.18 15:20:08

The National Pension Service (NPS) owns over five percent of shares in more than half of 55 firms among South Korean top 10 conglomerates’ affiliates. 
The number of listed firms in which the NPS holds over five percent or above stakes was 267 or 14.6 percent of the total of 1,832, according to the online business data provider Chaebol. Com Tuesday.
The NPS held over 10 percent in 39 respective listed firms and from five percent and above to less than 10 percent in the remaining firms.
The number of top 10 conglomerates’ affiliates (excluding state-owned companies) in which the NPS owns five percent or above stakes was 55, representing 58.8 percent of the total of 94.
Among them, the NPS owned over 10 percent of stakes in 11 respective firms.
LG International, SKC, Samsung C&T, LG Hausys, Lotte Foods, LG Innotek, Hyundai Engineering & Construction, Cheil Industries, Cheil Worldwide, Lotte Chinsung Beverage and Hyundai Wia are among affiliates that the NPS holds over 10 percent stakes.
Among top 10 conglomerates, Samsung Group had the highest number of affiliates in which the NPS has over five percent stakes.
Among 17 affiliates of Samsung Group, the number of Samsung affiliates in which the NPS has over five percent stakes was 14.

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