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USL to offer upto 11.5% return on public deposit scheme

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 15:45

New Delhi: UB Group firm United Spirits Ltd, in which Diageo has a significant stake, Wednesday launched a fixed deposit scheme offering interest of up to 11.5 percent.

While the company did not specify the exact amount it plans to raise, the current regulations and its financial position allow it to garner a cumulative amount of Rs 2,233 crore through public deposits, United Spirits Ltd (USL) said in a public announcement.

The company said the aggregate of deposits already held by it stood at Rs 436 crore at the end of financial year ended March 31, 2013. This leaves a scope for garnering nearly Rs 1,800 crore.

Vijay Mallya-led USL said it would accept deposits for a period of one-year at a rate of 11 percent and 11.5 percent for a two years time-frame.

Diageo Plc, the world's largest spirits maker, completed its acquisition of a 25.02 percent stake in USL in July, getting less than half of what it had originally planned.

Last year, Diageo had announced that it would pick up 53.4 percent stake in USL in a multi-structured deal for a total of Rs 11,166.5 crore. Instead, it now has 25.02 percent stake in USL for a total consideration of Rs 5,235.85 crore.


First Published: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 15:42
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