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Coal India likely to buy back shares worth Rs 1,065 crore


Press Trust of India Kolkata
The proposed buy back of shares by Coal India Ltd (CIL) is likely to be worth Rs 1,065 crore and nearly 72 per cent of the amount will go to the government, company sources said on Wednesday.
The government currently has around 72-per cent stake in the mining major.
Earlier in the day, CIL had announced that its board will meet on Monday to consider and approve buy back of shares of the company.
"Board meeting of the company is scheduled on Monday, the February 4, 2019 interalia to consider and approve buyback of the fully paid up equity shares of the company having face value of Rs 10 each," the company said in an exchange filing.
The buy back exercise will take place in two steps, the sources said.
"First, Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd, South Eastern Coalfields Ltd and Northern Coalfields Ltd (all CIL subsidiaries) will buy back their shares worth Rs 355 crore each from the parent," one of the sources said.
Thereafter, Coal India will buyback own shares from shareholders out of its free reserves worth Rs 1,065 crore.
In the last such CIL buy back, the government had received Rs 2,638 crore in the 2016-2017 fiscal.
The state-owned mining behemoth accounts for over 80 per cent of domestic coal output.

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First Published: Jan 30 2019 | 9:30 PM IST

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