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Reliance Communications Shares Jump After New Debt Repayment Plan

The company, with $6.8 billion of net debt as of last March, said it will look to repay Rs 17,000 crore ($2.62 billion) of loans by selling assets such as mobile towers. It also pledged to repay another Rs 10,000 crore from sale or commercial development of its real estate assets.
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RCom presented a new debt repayment plan to its lenders
RCom presented a new debt repayment plan to its lenders
Mumbai: Shares in embattled wireless carrier Reliance Communications Ltd rose more than 10 per cent in early trade on Tuesday after the company presented a new debt repayment plan to its lenders.

The company, with $6.8 billion of net debt as of last March, said it will look to repay Rs 17,000 crore  ($2.62 billion) of loans by selling assets such as mobile towers. It also pledged to repay another Rs 10,000 crore from sale or commercial development of its real estate assets.

Under a central bank debt restructuring plan, its lenders will also swap Rs 7,000 crore of the loans to take a 51 per cent stake in the company.

The stock was up 13 per cent at 9:22 am, compared with a 0.2 per cent fall in the broader NSE Nifty.

The stock has tumbled this year, hitting a series of record lows on worries about whether it can pay back its debt.

($1 = Rs 64.79)

© Thomson Reuters 2017



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