Uninor ownership settled, Unitech shares jump 17 per cent

Uninor ownership settled, Unitech shares jump 17 per cent

BT Online Bureau   Mumbai     Last Updated: October 11, 2012  | 19:50 IST

Shares of realty firm Unitech today soared over 17 per cent, increasing the market value by Rs 1,055 crore, after the company said it has settled amicably all disputes with Telenor over their telecom business Uninor and that it will exit the joint venture.

After surging over 18 per cent during the day, shares of the company finally ended at Rs 27.2, up 17.49 per cent on the BSE.

In the process, the company's market value surged Rs 1,055 crore to Rs 7,111 crore.

On NSE, the stock surged 17.46 per cent to Rs 27.25.

Meanwhile, shares of Telenor were up 0.18 per cent at 110.70 Norwegian Krone at the Oslo Stock Exchange.

Unitech and Telenor said they have agreed to transfer the business in Uninor to a new entity controlled by the latter.

Telenor and Unitech had been at loggerheads ever since the Supreme Court in February cancelled Uninor's 22 telecom permits. Telenor wanted to scrap the JV and transfer the business to a new firm and get fresh license. Both were engaged in legal battle in courts and the Company Law Board.

With the settlement of disputes with Telenor, Unitech will focus on its core business of real estate.

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