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Vodafone Idea board approves raising Rs 25K crore by rights issue

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BENGALURU: Vodafone Idea Limited has intimated the stock exchanges that its board of directors has considered and aprroved the offer and issue of fully paid-up and/or partly-paid up equity shares of the company and/or other securities convertible into equity shares of the company, including but not limited to, compulsorily convertible debentures, for an amount aggregating up to Rs. 25,000 crore (Rupees Twenty Five Thousand Crore), by way of a rights issue to existing eligible equity shareholders of the company as at the record date, in accordance with applicable laws, including the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations.

Vodafone Idea further stated to the Stock Exchanges that the tromoter shareholders (Vodafone Group and Aditya Birla Group), have re-iterated to the board that they intend to contribute up to Rs.11,000 crore and up to Rs.7,250 crore respectively as part of such Rights Issue. Further, the promoter shareholders have indicated that in case the Rights Issue is undersubscribed, each of the Promoter shareholders reserves the right to subscribe to part or whole amount of the unsubscribed portion, subject to applicable law.

For the purposes of giving effect to the Rights Issue, the board has authorized the Capital Raising Committee to, inter-alia, decide the terms and conditions of the Rights Issue, including the instrument, issue price, rights entitlement ratio, record date, timing of the Rights Issue and other related matters.

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