Jyothy Labs seeks shareholders’ nod for investments up to Rs 1,000 cr in group cos

PTI New Delhi | Updated on June 30, 2011

FMCG player Jyothy Laboratories is seeking shareholders’ approval to increase the limit for making investments or providing loans to its different group firms up to Rs 1,000 crore.

“The approval of the members is being sought to give powers to the board of directors for making further investments, loans and guarantees for amounts not exceeding Rs 1,000 crore,” Jyothy Laboratories said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

The company said the amount will be over and above the exposure of Rs 181.51 crore as on May 30, 2011.

The firms to which the company has exposure are Jyothy Fabricare Services, Jyothy Kallol Bangladesh, Henkel India, Akash Cleaners, Diamond Fabcare and Snoways Launderers & Drycleaners.

“These investments, loans and guarantees are proposed to be made out of internal accruals/borrowed funds to achieve long-term strategic and business objectives of the company,” the firm said.

As per the Company’s Act, the board of directors can make loans, give guarantees and make investments in the securities of other bodies corporate to the extent of 60 per cent of its paid-up share capital and free reserves or 100 per cent of its free reserves, whichever is higher, it added.

Besides, the company also sought shareholders’ approval to enhance its borrowing limit to Rs 1,000 crore from the existing Rs 700 crore.

“In order to finance the growth in the business of the company and its subsidiaries, the company may have to borrow funds from time to time. It is therefore proposed to enhance the powers of board of directors to borrow a sum not exceeding Rs 1,000 crore,” the filing said.

Meanwhile, the company’s scrip was trading at Rs 216.10 per share on the BSE in the afternoon today, up 4.02 per cent.

Published on June 30, 2011

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