Sesa Goa Limited Announces Group Consolidation and Simplification
GOA, India -- August 21, 2013
Sesa Goa Limited (‘Sesa Goa’) today announced that the merger of Sterlite
Energy Limited (‘SEL’) with Sesa Goa and the demerger of the Aluminium
Business Undertaking of Vedanta Aluminium Limited (‘VAL’) into Sesa Goa
pursuant to the Scheme of Amalgamation and Arrangement have become effective.
Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Bloom Fountain Limited, would acquire
38.68% stake in Cairn India Limited together with the associated debt,
effective 26^th August 2013.
Further, the Company has also approved the acquisition of 1,215 MW thermal
power plants situated at Jharsuguda and 90 MW co-generation facility at
Lanjigarh, from its wholly owned subsidiary, VAL, on a going concern basis.
The above transactions would complete the Vedanta Group’s consolidation and
simplification as announced on 25^th February, 2012.
Sesa is India’s leading producer and exporter of iron ore in the private
sector with operations in the states of Goa and Karnataka in India and a large
integrated project site in Liberia, West Africa. Founded in 1954, for about 6
decades, Sesa has been involved in iron ore exploration, mining, beneficiation
and exports. Sesa is a part of Vedanta Resources plc, the London-listed FTSE
100 diversified metals and mining major. Sesa also manufactures pig iron and
metallurgical coke, with a 0.56 mtpa metallurgical coke plant and a 0.625 mtpa
pig iron plant in Goa, and associated two power plants of 30 MW each.
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affect the company’s operations include a downtrend in the steel, pig iron &
met coke industry – global or domestic or both, significant changes in
political, economic, business, competitive or regulatory environment in India
or key markets abroad and from numerous other matters of national, regional &
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or exchange rates of Indian Rupee, etc. Any forward-looking information in
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which may prove to be incorrect. This press release should not be relied upon
as a recommendation or forecast by Sesa Goa Ltd. The views expressed herein
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for Sesa Goa Limited
Ashwin Bajaj, +91 22 6646 1531
Senior Vice President – Investor Relations
Sanjeev Verma, +91 832 2460 600
Associate Director - Corporate Communications
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