RCOM completes merger with Sistema Teleservices

RCOM completes merger with Sistema Teleservices

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Reliance Communications Limited announced that it has completed merger transaction with Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL).

The Board of Directors of Reliance Communications Limited, took on record the demerger of Sistema Shyam Teleservices Ltd’s telecom business in India, run under the brand name MTS, with the company.

The Board also approved the issuance of shares to the tune of 10% of the equity shareholding of Reliance Communications Limited, to SSTL, as part of the agreement between the two companies.

Under the terms of the agreement between RCOM and Sistema, RCOM will acquire the telecommunications business of SSTL including its licenses.

As a result of the demerger, SSTL will receive a 10% equity stake in the fully diluted equity share capital of RCOM. In addition, RCOM will assume the liability to pay the DoT, instalments for SSTL’s spectrum, amounting to Rs 390 crore per annum for the next 8 years.