On 31st August 2020, Vedanta announced its tie up for a long term syndicated loan facility for Rs.10000 crore with State bank of India(SBI) as facility agent and SBICAP Trustee Company limited(SBICTCL), a wholly owned subsidiary of SBI Capital Market Limited(SBICAP) as the security trustee with door to door tenor of 7 years.
i.Syndicated loan is a loan offered by a group of lenders to provide credit to a large borrower.
ii.As a lender State Bank of India(SBI) has committed Rs.5000 crore.
i.The facility end use stipulates refinancing of near term debt maturities of Vedanta and for the capital expenditure of the metals and mining giant.
ii.This loan increases the average debt maturity profile of Vedanta Limited and also improves the liquidity ratios as the near term maturities are replaced by a long term loan.
iii.The way of pledge over the shares held by the Vedanta in Hindustan Zinc Limited(HZL), a subsidiary of Vedanta, which represents 14.82% of the paid up share capital of HZL which provides security will be released in a phased manner as per the terms of facility.
iv.A non-disposal undertaking has been given with respect to its shareholding in HZL to the extent of 50.1% of the paid up share capital of HZL which are not pledged.
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About Vedanta Limited:
Chief Executive Officer(CEO)– Sunil Duggal
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
About State Bank of India(SBI):
Chairman– Rajnish Kumar.
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra.
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