September 12, 2017 / 10:54 PM / a year ago

BUZZ-New Zealand's Opus International Consultants hits over 3-yr high

    ** Infrastructure Consultancy Opus International Consultants
Ltd          rises as much as 6.8 pct to NZ$1.880, highest since
June 6, 2014
    ** Company recommends to shareholders to accept the
increased offer from Canada-listed professional services company
WSP Global Inc          for all shares in OIC             
    ** Opus says WSP has agreed to increase the total amount
paid to accepting shareholders to NZ$1.92 per OIC share,
including a fully imputed cash dividend of NZ$0.14 per OIC share
    ** Says WSP's offer, which is firm and final, now values the
entire issued share capital of OIC at approximately NZ$283.9
million
    ** Stock posts biggest intraday pct gain since Aug 14
    ** As of Tuesday's close, stock had risen about 97.8 pct
this year
    ** Among the top performers on S&P NZX All Capital Index
       

 (aditya.srivastsav.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net)
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