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Sesa Goa, Sterlite merger gets shareholders nod

Both shares of Sterlite and Sesa Goa were marginally up on the Sensex


Shareholders of and Sterlite Industries - both controlled by London-listed miner - approved the plan to merge the group's various Indian arms into a single unit, the two said on Monday.

In February, Vedanta said it was simplifying its business structure by merging its Indian subsidiaries into a single unit to cut costs, and planned to issue American Depositary Shares in the combined firm to be named Sesa Sterlite.

The shareholders approved merging Sesa Goa, Sterlite Industries, The Co, Sterlite Energy and Vedanta Aluminium with requisite majority on June 21, the said in separate statements.

Shares in Sterlite Industries were up 0.25% at Rs 99.85 while that in rose 0.11% to Rs 187 by 11:31 a.m. in a firm Mumbai market.

First Published: Mon, June 25 2012. 12:02 IST