Vodafone Idea to raise ₹2075 crore from Aditya Birla Group, gets board nod - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

Vodafone Idea to raise 2075 crore from Aditya Birla Group, gets board nod

By, New Delhi
Apr 07, 2024 07:54 AM IST

The telecom operator will hold an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on May 8 to seek shareholders' approval.

The board of debt-ridden Vodafone Idea (VI) has approved a proposal to raise 2075 crore from promoter Aditya Birla Group, the telecom operator informed in a regulatory filing on Saturday.

Vodafone Idea board has approved issuance of up to 1,395,427,034 equity shares to Oriana Investments, an entity of the Aditya Birla Group (Representational Image)
Vodafone Idea board has approved issuance of up to 1,395,427,034 equity shares to Oriana Investments, an entity of the Aditya Birla Group (Representational Image)

“The Vodafone Idea board has approved issuance of up to 1,395,427,034 equity shares of face value of 10 each at an issue price of 14.87 per equity share (including a premium of 4.87 per equity share), aggregating to 2075 crore to Oriana Investments Pte Limited, on a preferential basis,” the filing stated.

Now catch your favourite game on Crickit. Anytime Anywhere. Find out how

Oriana Investments is an entity under the Aditya Birla Group.

The VI board also okayed an increase in the company's authorised share capital, from the existing 75,000 crore ( 70,000 crore equity share capital plus 5000 crore preference share capital) to 1 lakh crore, the filing noted.

The increased authorised share capital will be divided into an equity share capital worth 95,000 crore and 5000 crore preference share capital.

On May 8, the telecom firm will hold an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) to seek shareholders' approval on all the proposals.

Vodafone Idea under debt of 2.1 lakh crore

VI, in which the central government now holds a stake of over 33%, has a debt of 2.1 lakh crore, and is seeing quarterly losses due to falling subscriber base. According to Trai's (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) latest data, the company continues to lose on the subscribers' front.

Trai's data shows that Vodafone Idea lost 15.2 lakh wireless subscribers, plunging its mobile subscriber base to 22.15 crore in January, in a sharp contrast to rivals Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel.

In February, the VI board gave nod to raising up to 20,000 crore in equity from promoters and investors by June; the proposal was cleared in an EGM on April 2. VI also has plans to raise 45,000 crore, through a mix of equity and debt, as it seeks to match services offered by both Jio and Airtel, and arrest a prolonged subscriber loss.

(With PTI inputs)

Elevate your career with VIT’s MBA programme that has been designed by its acclaimed faculty & stands out as a beacon for working professionals. Explore now!

See more

Get latest updates on Petrol Price along with Gold Rate , Today Weather and Budget 2024 at Hindustan Times.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Saturday, June 22, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On