Vedanta shareholders okay Cairn India share buyback

Tags: News
Mining conglomerate Vedanta Resources Plc said it received 99.89 percentage of votes in favour of a proposed share buyback worth up to 57.25 billion rupees by its oil and gas unit Cairn India Ltd.

London-listed Vedanta held an extraordinary shareholder meet on Monday to approve the buyback.

Cairn India, which announced the buyback in November, said the move would result in a maximum reduction of its equity capital by about 8.9 percent.

The buyback comes against a backdrop of strong cash flows generated by the company. Vedanta, controlled by billionaire Anil Agarwal, acquired a majority stake in Cairn India for almost $9 billion in 2011.

Britain's Cairn Energy owns 10.3 percent of Cairn India but Vedanta said in November the buyback was not aimed at reducing that stake.

Shares in Vedanta, whose request to mine bauxite in Odisha was turned down by the environment ministry last week, were up 0.6 percent at 877.5 pence on the London Stock Exchange at 1242 GMT.

EDITORIAL OF THE DAY

  • Strict disclosure norms on unspent client funds will only help the market grow

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India’s (Sebi’s) reported move to make it difficult for stockbrokers to misuse client funds should be a much-

FC NEWSLETTER

Stay informed on our latest news!

TODAY'S COLUMNS

Tushar Gandhi

An unexplored side of rural enterprise

What is rural enterprise? Ask this qu­estion and 9 out ...

Kuruvilla Pandikattu

Black and white of morality

Would you kill one innocent person to save five? Choose ...

Dharmendra Khandal

So, how do we define a 'vermin'?

These days there’s an ongoing debate whether to declare various ...

INTERVIEWS

William D. Green

Chairman & CEO, Accenture