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SpiceJet raises Rs 127 crore from promoter Kalanithi Maran

Mumbai: Budget-carrier SpiceJet on Monday said it has raised Rs 126.5 crore through issue of securities to promoter Kalanithi Maran.

The money has been raised through issue of Compulsorily Convertible Debentures (CCDs) to Maran.

The money has been raised through issue of Compulsorily Convertible Debentures (CCDs) to Maran. AFP

"... the company on December 31, 2012 has allotted 12.65 million CCDs of Rs 100 each aggregating to Rs 1,26,50,00,000 to Kalanithi Maran, Promoter of the company on preferential basis," the low cost carrier said in a BSE filing to the BSE.

On December 26, shareholders had approved proposals to raise Rs 145 crore through issue of debentures and warrants, on preferential basis, to its promoter Kalanithi Maran.

The budget airline, promoted by Sun Group , is looking for funds for expansion.

In November, the board had approved issuance of convertible debenture and/or warrants convertible into up to a maximum of 52.177 million equity shares to the promoter of the company on preferential basis.

The carrier said last month that it needs capital for expansion and would explore options including equity contribution from existing shareholders and raising debt.

Sun Group CFO S L Narayanan had said in terms of available financing options, the company could look at debt, lease finance and funding from existing shareholders, among others.

Shares of the company declined 1.46 per cent to close at Rs 44 on the BSE.

PTI

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