Fortis opens Rs997 cr rights issue

Fortis opens Rs997 cr rights issue
PTI
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First Published: Fri, Oct 09 2009. 06 49 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Oct 09 2009. 06 49 PM IST
New Delhi: Hospital chain Fortis Healthcare’s rights issue, through which the company intends to raise up to Rs997 crore, opened on Friday.
Fortis Healthcare will allot two shares for every five equity shares held by existing shareholders on rights basis at a price of Rs110 a piece.
The company will issue over 9.06 crore shares under the rights offering to its existing shareholders.
The offer closes on 15 October, Fortis said in a public announcement.
The rights issue has been on the anvil since last year but unfavourable market conditions had prevented the company from hitting the market.
The company will use the proceeding from rights issue for funding some of its greenfield projects, besides redemption of preference shares, repayment of short term debt, upgrade existing facilities and part funding for acquisition of 10 hospitals from Wockhardt Hospitals, Fortis had earlier said.
The company has fixed 20 August as the record date for determining the shareholders eligible for the rights offering.
Also, “for every equity share allotted on a rights basis, one detachable warrant will be issued and allotted,” the public announcement said.
Malvinder Mohan Singh, Shivinder Mohan Singh and Fortis Healthcare Holdings are the promoters of the company.
On the Bombay Stock Exchange, shares of Fortis Healthcare closed at Rs106.75, down 0.79%.
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First Published: Fri, Oct 09 2009. 06 49 PM IST