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Vedanta Plans $1.5 Billion Dividend, Lifting Parent’s Bonds

  • Parent’s July dollar notes rose to the highest in six months
  • Quarterly net income declines about 10% from a year earlier
Vedanta’s aluminum output rose 8% from a year earlier during the quarter.

Vedanta’s aluminum output rose 8% from a year earlier during the quarter.

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Vedanta Ltd. will issue 117.1 billion rupees ($1.5 billion) of dividends to shareholders, triggering a rally in the bonds of its parent that will use the income to pay down debt.  

Vedanta will pay a dividend of 31.50 rupees a share to investors, it said in an exchange filing Thursday. That will provide some relief to its parent Vedanta Resources Ltd., which faces a wall of maturities, beginning with a $1 billion note due in July.