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Leelaventure gets shareholders' nod to sell hotels, will heed Sebi order

On March 18, Hotel Leelaventure had announced the sale of its four hotels located in Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi and Udaipur

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Hotel Leelaventure
Hotel Leelaventure

Friday said its have approved the resolutions to sell its four hotels, hotel operations, and its shares in the company's arm Leela Palaces and Resorts Ltd by postal ballot.

The company, however, said it will abide by the directions of that none of the transactions proposed in the its postal ballot notice will be acted upon till further directions from the markets regulator.

The hotels of which have approved sale of are in Delhi, Bengaluru, and Udaipur, said in a filing to the BSE.

The also gave their nod to the sale of the company's hotel operations undertaking and to the sale of the company's shareholding in Leela Palaces and Resorts Ltd, its wholly-owned subsidiary, it added.

All the special resolutions were approved by 86.60 per cent of the votes that were polled, while 13.39 per cent opposed the resolutions, it added.

"As directed by vide its letter dated April 23, 2019, read with its e-mail dated 25th April, 2019, the company will ensure that none of the transactions proposed in the company's postal ballot notice dated March 18, 2019, will be acted upon till further directions from Sebi," said.

On March 18, Hotel Leelaventure Ltd (HLVL) had announced the sale of its four hotels located in Bengaluru, Chennai, and Udaipur, as well as a property to Canadian investment fund Brookfield for Rs 3,950 crore. It had sought shareholders' approval.

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) in its letter to Hotel Leelaventure on April 23 said it has received representations from ITC, which has also moved the National Company Law Tribunal against Hotel Leelaventure alleging "oppression and mismanagement", and minority shareholder Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) and, then, it restrained the company from going ahead with the deal till further directives.

Shares of Hotel Leelaventure on Friday closed at Rs 10.61 per scrip on the BSE, down 2.12 per cent from its previous close.

First Published: Fri, April 26 2019. 18:51 IST
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