1 Sep 2011

Sale of finance arm to Heartland completed

1:01 pm on 1 September 2011

The sale of PGG Wrightson's finance arm to Heartland New Zealand has been completed.

Meanwhile, Heartland has raised just under the $58 million it sought to help to fund the purchase of PGG Wrightson Finance.

The lender, which hopes to eventually become a bank, says one of the sub-underwriters failed to meet its obligations, resulting in a shortfall of $653,000.

It has issued 89 million new shares, about 22% of Heartland's existing share base.