ITC to sell full stake in US unit for $24 million
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Diversified group ITC Ltd will sell its entire stake in US-based wholly-owned subsidiary King Maker Marketing for $24 million (about Rs160 crore).
King Maker Marketing, registered in the state of New Jersey, USA, is engaged in the distribution of ITC manufactured cigarette products in the US market.
“The corporate management committee has approved divestment of company’s entire shareholding in King Maker Marketing, Inc, USA, a wholly owned subsidiary, along with assignment of certain trademarks owned by the company,” ITC said in a BSE filing.
It further said: “An agreement for this purpose has been entered into on October 8, 2016... The consideration to be received is estimated around $24 million in terms of the share purchase agreement and subject to regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions”.
King Maker Marketing’s product lines are the Ace, Checkers, Hi-Val and Gold Crest brand families, positioned in the value segment of the cigarette industry.