Airtel dials for Rs.21-k cr rights issue
Board approves Rs530 premium on Rs5face value of share; Shareholders will get in 1:14 ratio
Telecom operator Bharti Airtel's board on Sunday approved up to Rs21,000-crore rights issue, according to a regulatory filing. The Board, which met to consider the company's capital raising plans, cleared rights issue price of Rs535 per fully paid-up equity share, including a premium of Rs530 per equity share.
In a BSE filing, Airtel said that the "board approved the issuance of equity shares of face value of Rs5 each of the company on rights basis to eligible equity shareholders of the company as on the record date (to be notified later), of an issue size of up to Rs21,000 crore." The rights entitlement ratio entails 1 equity share for every 14 equity shares held by eligible shareholders as on the record date.
The terms of payment of issue price, envisage 25 per cent on application and balance in two more additional calls as may be decided by the Board or committee of the Board based on the company's requirements within an overall time-horizon of 36 months, Airtel said.
"The promoter and promoter group of the company would collectively subscribe to the full extent of their aggregate rights entitlement," it said adding "they will also subscribe to any unsubscribed shares in the issue."