HPCL raises Rs 2,000 cr debt

PTI | Updated on October 23, 2020 Published on October 23, 2020

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Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd (HPCL) on Friday said it has raised Rs 2,000 crore in debt for funding its capital expenditure during the current year.

In a stock exchange filing, HPCL said it has “issued unsecured, redeemable, non-convertible, non-cumulative, taxable, debenture of Rs 10 lakh each aggregating to Rs 2,000 crore on private placement basis for funding of capital expenditure, including recoupment of expenditure already incurred“.

Coupon rate will be 4.79 per cent per annum for the debt instruments which will mature on October 23, 2023.

HPCL debt raising follows similar moves from Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) earlier this week.

IOC raised Rs 2,000 crore through non-convertible debentures on a private placement basis for refinancing of existing borrowing and funding of capital expenditure.

ONGC said it raised Rs 1,140 crore through a three-year debenture issue on a private placement basis at an interest rate of 4.64 per cent per annum payable annually.

IOC on Thursday informed stock exchanges that its Board of Directors will on October 30 consider approving borrowings up to Rs 20,000 crore during a financial year through private placement of bonds/ debentures in one or more tranches.

This will be within the overall borrowing limit of Rs 1,65,000 crore approved by shareholders at the last Annual General Meeting.

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Published on October 23, 2020
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