NTPC to seek shareholder nod to raise Rs 15,000 cr through bonds, hike borrowing limit

  • The company will seek shareholders' nod through a special resolution to raise funds up to Rs 15,000 crore through issue of bonds/debentures on private placement basis in the domestic market

  • The funds raised will be used for capex, working capital and general corporate purposes, an NTPC notice for AGM said

  • NTPC will also seek shareholders' approval to increase the borrowing limit of the company from Rs 1.5 lakh crore to Rs 2 lakh crore

New Delhi: State-owned NTPC will seek shareholders' approval to raise Rs 15,000 crore through issuance of bonds or debentures and to raise borrowing limit to Rs 2 lakh crore, next month.

The company will seek shareholders' nod through a special resolution to raise funds up to Rs 15,000 crore through issue of bonds/debentures on private placement basis in the domestic market.

 NTPC to seek shareholder nod to raise Rs 15,000 cr through bonds, hike borrowing limit

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The funds raised will be used for capex, working capital and general corporate purposes, an NTPC notice for AGM said.

In addition to capital expenditure requirement, the company also needs to borrow to meet its working capital requirement which is partly proposed to be met through issuance of non-convertible bonds, it added.

NTPC will also seek shareholders' approval to increase the borrowing limit of the company from Rs 1.5 lakh crore to Rs 2 lakh crore.

The next AGM is scheduled for 21 August, 2019.

The company said that as per estimates, on the basis of capital outlay envisaged, the proposed debt requirement of both ongoing projects and new projects up to 2022 will be about Rs 2 lakh crore, which will exceed paid-up share capital, free reserves and securities premium of the company.

Updated Date: Jul 22, 2019 15:53:37 IST