NTPC, the country’s largest power producer, today said its bond issue to raise up to Rs 1,750 crore will open on December 3.

“The issue will open on December 3, 2013 and is scheduled to close on December 16, 2013,” NTPC said in a regulatory filing to the stock exchanges.

Under the offer, the company will issue tax-free secured redeemable non-convertible bonds.

“The base issue size aggregates Rs 1,000 crore with an option to retain oversubscription up to Rs 750 crore for issuance of additional bonds, aggregating up to Rs 1,750 crore,” the company said.

The funds raised through the issue would be utilised towards funding of capital expenditure and for meeting the debt requirement in ongoing projects.

The company had last week filed a prospectus with the Registrar of Companies (RoC), Delhi and Haryana and shall file the prospectus with the BSE, NSE and SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) in connection with its proposed public issue of tax-free secured redeemable non-convertible bonds, NTPC said.

The lead managers to the issue are ICICI Securities, A K Capital Services, Axis Capital, SBI Capital Markets and Kotak Mahindra Capital Company.

Currently, NTPC has a capacity of nearly 42,000 MW and targets to add about 14,000 MW to its total capacity by the end of 2016-17.

Shares of NTPC were trading at Rs 147.30, down 0.97 per cent on the BSE.

(This article was published on November 27, 2013)
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