The Rs 53,125 crore rights issue of Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) will open for subscription on May 20.
In a filing with the stock exchanges, RIL said the issue opening date is May 20 and the closing date is June 3.
This was approved by the Rights Issue Committee of the board of directors at a meeting held on Friday. The letter of offer will be filed with BSE, NSE and the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).
A rights issue is a way of a listed company to raise funds by inviting existing shareholders of the company to buy additional shares at a specific price. The promoters of the company have said that apart from subscribing to the entitlement fully, they will also buy unsubscribed shares, if any. The company said that price for the Rights Issue is at Rs 1,257
The abridged letter of offer, application form of rights issue and rights entitlement letter will be sent to the eligible equity shareholders of the company.
This is the first rights issue by RIL in nearly three decades. The rights issue of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) will be priced at Rs 1,257 per share with share ratio at 1:15. The issue amount is Rs 53,125 crore.
The payment terms will be 25% on application and balance in or more calls.
On application, the shareholders will pay Rs 2.50 on face value and Rs 311.75 on premium, totalling to Rs 314.25 per rights equity share.
The remaining Rs 942.75 will be payable in one or more subsequent calls as determined by the board of directors from time to time.
This has been done with the aim of raising funds for the company and pare debt as the oil-to-telecom conglomerate aims to be a zero net debt company by March 2021. Outstanding debt of RIL as on March 31, 2020 was Rs 336,294 crore ($44.4 billion).
"New Reliance for a New India" is the pitch for Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) in a corporate presentation sent to stock exchanges on Friday in the run up to its mega rights issue.
The new messaging follows RIL's new positioning now as a technology/consumer company with Jio at the forefront of attracting marquee investors like Facebook.
RIL is now at the beginning of a new and unprecedented wave of wealth creation for India by harnessing the power of new technologies to fire its diverse growth engines, the presentation said.
The "New Reliance" story has a combination of ideas including the pitch that RIL is the best proxy for India's consumption-driven and tech-propelled growth story.
It has highlighted the fact that there is hyper-growth of consumer businesses along with a strong O2C platform, robust and high quality balance sheet to be sustained by strong cash flow generation and its track record of significant value creation for shareholders and ongoing re-rating of the stock.
RIL has attracted significant recent investments from leading global strategic and financial investors and tech led growth to drive next phase of value New India.