A cease trade order was issued at 14:15 to the regulated market of Bucharest Stock Exchange for RRC and PTR shares following the sale of 25% equity stake in Rompetrol by Dinu Patriciu to Kazakh-based KazMunaiGaz.

According to the rules governing BSE’s activity, the shares ceased trading in order to avoid a massive buying spree, by securing equal access to the necessary information in investing decision.

At the time of trading halt, 32 transactions that involved around 1.99 million Rompetrol Rafinare shares were conducted. The total trades’ value stood at 90,821 lei, while the quotation was falling slightly by 0.22%. As for Rompetrol Well Services, 5 transactions worth 902 mn lei were conducted. Their quotation was going up 1.13%.