The board of Bharti Airtel on Sunday accepted fund-raising to the tune of Rs 21,000 crore, primarily to make funds in the direction of adjusted gross income (AGR)-related liabilities due in 2021-22 (FY22).

The board accepted the issuance of fairness shares of a face worth of about 5 every of the corporate on a rights foundation to eligible fairness shareholders. The concern measurement is as much as Rs 21,000 crore, stated an official assertion by Airtel.

The rights entitlement ratio entails one fairness share for each 14 fairness shares held by eligible shareholders as on the report date, it added.

As far as phrases of fee of the problem value are involved, 25 per cent is to be paid on utility, steadiness in two extra further calls as could also be determined by the board or committee of the board, based mostly on the corporate’s necessities inside an total time horizon of 36 months.

Airtel’s inventory ended 1.2 per cent greater at Rs 593.95 on the BSE on Friday.

The firm moved Supreme Court (SC) final week, with a evaluation petition on the AGR concern.

Airtel has sought a correction of arithmetical errors in calculations linked to AGR.

On July 23, the SC dismissed the petitions of Vodafone Idea (Vi) and Airtel, looking for correction of alleged errors in calculating dues linked to AGR.

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) had arrived at round Rs 58,000 crore as complete AGR legal responsibility for Vi. DoT’s calculation was round Rs 28,700 crore greater than Vi’s. Airtel, too, had contested the DoT calculation of Rs 43,980 crore complete AGR legal responsibility for the telco. Airtel stated it needed to pay Rs 13,000 crore extra, having already made a fee of Rs 18,000 crore. The DoT’s calculation exceeded Airtel’s by round Rs 12,980 crore.

The SC in October 2019 had delivered the decision on the AGR concern for calculating authorities dues of telecom corporations, equivalent to licence price and spectrum utilization expenses. After the highest court docket had rejected pleas by Vi, Airtel and Tata Teleservices sought evaluation of the judgment, additional widening the definition of AGR by together with non-telecom revenues, the DoT had stated in March, shifting a plea looking for staggered fee over 20 years.

Airtel reported a web revenue of Rs 283.5 crore within the first quarter ended June of FY22. This was a lot decrease than the consensus estimates, which had pegged the identical at Rs 604 crore. The firm had reported a lack of Rs 15,933 crore within the year-ago quarter on account of one-time provision for dues associated to AGR.

The June quarter revenue was aided by the sale of tower belongings in Africa for $175 million (or Rs 1,279.6 crore). On a sequential foundation, the reported revenue was down 63 per cent.

Further, the board has constituted a particular committee of administrators to resolve the opposite phrases and circumstances of the problem, together with the problem interval and report date.

The promoter and promoter group of the corporate will collectively subscribe to the total extent of their mixture rights entitlement. In addition, they are going to subscribe to any unsubscribed shares within the Issue.



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