UltraTech board to consider merger proposal of Grasim cement

UltraTech board to consider merger proposal of Grasim cement
PTI
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First Published: Mon, Oct 05 2009. 02 03 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Oct 05 2009. 02 03 PM IST
Mumbai: Aditya Birla group company UltraTech today said its board will meet tomorrow to consider a proposal from Samruddhi Cement to merge the cement business of group with itself.
The group, which had acquired UltraTech from engineering giant L&T in 2004, had planned to hive-off Grasim cement into Samruddhi, a wholly owned subsidiary of Grasim Industries. The demerged entity would be listed and then merged with UltraTech.
In a filing to the BSE, UltraTech Cement said it “has received a consolidation proposal from Samruddhi Cement Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Grasim Industries ....A meeting of the board of the company has been convened on 6 October to consider the aforesaid proposal.”
Last week, Aditya Birla group company Grasim Industries said it would consolidate its cement businesses by merging Grasim cement with UltraTech, which together will have a capacity of 49 million tonnes per annum or 20% of the country’s cement production.
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First Published: Mon, Oct 05 2009. 02 03 PM IST