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Suzuki Motor Corporation's stake rises to 56.21 per cent in Maruti Suzuki India

Japanese auto giant Suzuki Motor Corporation's stake in subsidiary Maruti Suzuki India has risen to 56.21 per cent after the latter's merger with engine and transmission maker Suzuki Powertrain.

twitter-logoPTI | April 1, 2013 | Updated 18:25 IST

Japanese auto giant Suzuki Motor Corporation's (SMC) stake in subsidiary Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) has gone up to 56.21 per cent after merger of its engine and transmission maker Suzuki Powertrain into India's largest car maker.

In a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange, MSI said SMC stake in the company has increased to 56.2 per cent from 54.2 per cent due to a share swap agreement with the domestic car market leader to acquire Suzuki Powertrain India Ltd (SPIL).

Prior to the merger, SMC held 70 per cent stake in SPIL, while the rest was held by MSI.

In June last year, MSI had announced plan to merge SPIL with itself in order to prepare itself to meet increasing demand for diesel vehicles. At that time, SPIL was supplying 3 lakh diesel engines and transmissions every year to MSI.

According to the merger agreement, the swap ratio was fixed at 1:70, which meant SMC received one share of MSI of Rs 5 each for every 70 shares of Rs 10 each it held in SPIL.

MSI made a fresh issue of 13.17 million shares to SMC in lieu of the Japanese parent's 70 per cent holding in SPIL.

According to the understanding, there was no cash outflow from MSI as the merger was effected through a share swap agreement.

SPIL's turnover in 2011-12 stood at Rs 4,550 crore with a net profit of Rs 150 crore. It also had a debt of Rs 550 crore, which went into MSI's book.

Shares of Maruti Suzuki India ended 0.27 per cent higher at Rs 1,283.15 on BSE on Monday.

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