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Lenders working to revive Subhiksha: MD

business Updated: Jun 26, 2009 13:01 IST

Cash-strapped retail player Subhiksha has said that almost all its lenders and shareholders are working together to revive the company and it is on its way to completing the ongoing corporate debt restructuring (CDR) programme on schedule by the end of July.

"Twelve of the 13 bank lenders together with the three major shareholders are thrashing out the contours of the debt restructuring as well as the funds infusion into the company to revive operations. The contours of the revival plan of the company have been agreed (upon)," Subhiksha Trading Services Ltd MD R Subramanian said in a statement.

"The deadline for closure of CDR is July 31, 2009, and the company is confident that the process will be completed well before that date," he added.

Subramanian said that only one of its lenders -- Kotak Mahindra Bank -- has taken the legal route and filed a winding-up petition at the Madras High Court against the retail chain.

"... all the other 12 banks, including the six banks that are part of the CDR and the other six which are not part of CDR, have all been working together on the revival package," he added.

Regarding the company's plans for securing liquidity, Subramanian said various stakeholders of Subhiksha have agreed that the process will be equity financed.