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Vedanta Resources India Unit Proposes IPO To Raise INR51,000M

Published by MAC on 2009-11-23
Source: Dow Jones Newswires (2009-10-30)

LONDON--Vedanta Resources PLC  said Friday that its subsidiary, Sterlite Industries (India) Limited, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Sterlite Energy Limited, has filed Draft Red Herring Prospectus * (see note) with the Securities and Exchange Board of India.

MAIN FACTS:

-Sterlite Energy Limited has filed Draft Red Herring Prospectus with the Stock Exchange Board of India.

-Pursuant to this, Sterlite Energy proposes an initial public offering of its equity shares to raise INR 51,000 million [approximately US$1.25 billion].

-Sterlite Energy intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering to to partially finance the construction and development of power projects in Jharsuguda and Talwandi and general corporate purposes.

-Sterlite Energy is engaged in the commercial power generation business in India and is currently developing two thermal power projects in India in Jharsuguda, Orissa and Talwandi, Punjab, respectively, with a combined proposed installed capacity of 4,380 MW.

-The Equity Shares of Sterlite Energy are proposed to be listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange Limited and the National Stock Exchange of India Limited.

-Kotak Mahindra Capital Company Limited, Enam Securities Private Limited, J.P. Morgan India Private Limited and Morgan Stanley India Company Private Limited are acting as the Global Co-ordinators and Book Running Lead Managers to the IPO and, ICICI Securities Limited, JM Financial Consultants Private Limited, SBI Capital Markets Limited and UBS Securities India Private Limited are acting as the Book Running Lead Managers to the IPO.

* This term refers to a passage, marked in red, that is contained in a submission to the US Securities Commission (SEC), prior to a public share offering, where the issue of bonds or shares has not been approved, nor a price for them.

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