MTNL's board approves plan for raising Rs 3k cr through bonds

Shares of the company closed at Rs 18 apiece, down 0.28 percent from their previous close on the BSE.

Last Updated: Mar 25, 2013, 20:11 PM IST

Mumbai: State-run telecom company MTNL Monday said its board has approved the proposal for raising Rs 3,000 crore through sovereign guarantee bonds.

"The Board of Directors of the company at its meeting held on March 25, 2013, has approved the proposal for raising non- convertible debentures (in the form of bonds) worth Rs 3,000 crore for a period of 10 years guaranteed by the Government of India," MTNL said in a BSE filing.

The MTNL board also approved the appointment of Karvy Computer Share Private Ltd as the registrar and share transfer agent (RTA) of the company, SBI CAP Trustee Ltd as trustee and Care and Crisil as credit rating agencies, the filing added.

MTNL Chairman and Managing Director AK Garg has said the amount raised will be used for capital expenditure and in reducing interest burden.

Shares of the company closed at Rs 18 apiece, down 0.28 percent from their previous close on the BSE.

PTI