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LIC raises stake in Oil India Ltd by 2%

Life Insurance Corp of India (LIC) has raised its stake in state-owned explorer Oil India Ltd by 2 per cent through open market acquisition.

twitter-logoPTI | March 18, 2016 | Updated 09:56 IST
LIC raises stake in OIL by 2 percent

Life Insurance Corp of India (LIC) has raised its stake in state-owned explorer Oil India Ltd by 2 per cent through open market acquisition.

LIC bought 1.22 crore shares or 2.04 per cent of equity capital, to raise its stake in the company to 7.045 per cent, according to stock market information.

The insurer bought the additional shares between August 25, 2015 and March 16, 2016 for Rs 601.14 crore.

Prior to the acquisition, LIC held 5.005 per cent stake in OIL.

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