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Unilever to spend $5.4 bn to raise stake in Hindustan Unilever

PTI  New Delhi, April 30, 2013
First Published: 11:05 IST(30/4/2013) | Last Updated: 11:06 IST(30/4/2013)

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever Plc will spend $5.4 billion to boost its stake in its Indian unit Hindustan Unilever to 75%.

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Unilever will pay Rs. 600 a share in an open offer to raise its stake in Hindustan Unilever to 75% from the current 52.48%, the company said in a filing to the stock exchanges.

The price is 21% higher than the stock's closing price of Rs. 497.35 on Monday.

The world's second-largest consumer goods company "is making a voluntary open offer to acquire 487,004,772 shares representing 22.52% of the total Voting Share Capital from the public shareholders of Hindustan Unilever Ltd," it said.

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