The Serbian government is supposed to reveal today which company submitted the winning bid for the 25-year-concession of Belgrade’s airport Nikola Tesla.
The one-off concession fee, which is thought to be around 450 million EUR, to be paid by the winning bidder, will be distributed among the Airport’s shareholders as dividends.
According to the sources of the Danas daily, the winning bidder will pay the said amount to the Airport’s bank account from where the money will be distributed to the shareholders.
The state of Serbia owns an 81.34% stake in the Airport, which means that a total of 374.1 million EUR from the concessionaire will be paid to the Serbian government. The remaining 75.8 million EUR, or 13.12 EUR per share, should be distributed among institutional investors and Serbian citizens.
The future concessionaire also undertakes to pay annual fees. Last year, the then Prime Minister, Aleksandar Vucic said that the annual fee should be in the region of 10 million EUR, but it is more likely that it will be between 5 and 6 million EUR. On top of that, the concessionaire undertakes to invest around 700 million EUR in the airport over the next 25 years. The Airport still needs a hotel, a third terminal, a cargo centre, and a second runaway.
The Serbian government and Nikola Tesla Airport launched a public call for submission of concession bids on 10th February this year. After seven deadline extensions, the time has come to reveal the winning bid.
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