Maruti Suzuki on Tuesday said its Japanese parent Suzuki Motor Corporation’s stake in the company will go up to 56.2% following the merger of Suzuki Powertrain with India’s largest carmaker.
“The board of directors of Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) today approved a proposal to merge Suzuki Powertrain India Ltd (SPIL) with MSI,” the company said in a statement.
SPIL, which supplies diesel engines and transmissions to MSI, is a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC).
SMC holds a 70% stake in SPIL, while the rest is held by MSI, it added.
“Consequent to the merger, SMC’s holding in MSI will go up from 54.2% to 56.2%... MSI proposes to make a fresh issue of 13.17 million shares to SMC in lieu of SMC’s 70% holding in SPIL,” MSI said.
The domestic car market leader said there will be no cash outflow from MSI as the merger is proposed to be effected through a share swap agreement. As per the understanding, the swap ratio has been fixed at 1:70, which means SMC will receive one share of MSI of Rs 5 each for every 70 shares of Rs 10 each it holds in SPIL.
“It is expected that the necessary regulatory approvals and legal requirements for the merger may be completed by end December 2012. Once the merger is approved, the books of accounts of SPIL will be merged with MSI with effect from April 1, 2012,” the company said.
“There are no plans to reduce jobs, following this merger," it added.