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Tata Steel to pay $471 mn to FCCBs redemption

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 20:37

Mumbai: Tata Steel Tuesday said it will pay USD 471.17 million (around Rs 2618.3 crore) to holders of its foreign currency convertible bonds (FCCBs) that are maturing on September 5.

The company had issued these convertible bonds in 2007 and bondholders were supposed to give notice of conversion into shares by August 6.

However, the steel maker said in a filing to the BSE that it did not receive any such notice by the given time and therefore, it will be paying USD 471.17 million as principal along with an interest of USD 1.92 million against the bonds for the last six months.

The company, however, did not disclose the conversion price of the bonds.

"We would like to bring to your notice that the company is paying off the liability due under CARS, to the extent of USD 471,166,058 for the principal amount, along with the accrued interest of USD 1,915,305.60 for the last six months on due maturity date," Tata Steel said in the filing.

CARS stands for Comprehensive ratings for CDFI (community development financial institutions) investments and it rates loan funds (non-bank CDFIs) that invest in communities and create opportunities for low-income and low-wealth people.

Shares of Tata Steel tuesday closed at Rs 392.20 apiece on the BSE, down 0.66 percent from their previous close.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 20:37
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