Friday, September 28, 2012

Gujarat NRE Coke consolidates its Indian operations
Kolkata, 28th September, 2012 – The Board of Directors of Gujarat NRE Coke Limited, in a Board meeting held today post the 25th AGM of the Company, has decided to amalgamate Bharat NRE Coke Limited (BNCL) with Gujarat NRE Coke Limited (GNCL), the flagship Company of the group. As per the scheme of amalgamation, BNCL shareholders would receive 2 shares of GNCL for every share held by them in BNCL. This would result in increase of paid up capital of GNCL by approximately 8.8%.

Speaking on the occasion Mr Arun Kumar Jagatramka, CMD, Gujarat NRE Coke Ltd said, “This amalgamation would help in improving the organizational capability and leadership. We aim to achieve greater integration coupled with financial strength and flexibility for the amalgamated company that would finally result in maximising shareholder value. This amalgamation will bring administrative as well as operational rationalisation, organisational efficiencies leading to economies of scale as well as optimal utilization of available resources.”“We also expect that we will be able to minimize costs due to more focussed operational effort, standardization and simplification of business processes, thereby enhancing productivity”, he added.

BNCL, an unlisted group Company of Gujarat NRE group, owns a met coke producing facility at Dharwad, Karnataka with an installed capacity of 0.32 MTPA (Million tonnes per annum). The current met coke production capacity of GNCL is 0.930 MTPA and would go up by 34.8% subsequent to this merger.

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