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Notes to Accounts of Amara Raja Batteries Ltd.

Mar 31, 2015

A) Rights, preferences and restrictions attached to equity shares

The Company has one class of equity shares having a face value of Rs. 1 each. Each holder of equity share is eligible for one vote per share held. The dividend proposed by the Board of Directors is subject to approval of the shareholders in the Annual General Meeting, except in case of interim dividend. In the event of liquidation, the holders of equity share will be entitled to receive the remaining assets of the Company after distribution of all preferential amounts, in proportion to their shareholding.

Interest free sales tax deferment

The Company has availed interest free sales tax deferment under Andhra Pradesh sales tax deferment scheme (Target 2000) from the financial year 1997-98 as per the eligibility norms in respect of expanded capacities. The Company has availed total deferment of Rs. 811.40 million since March1998, which is repayable after a period of 14 years from the date of each availment in annual installments.

- Eligible amount of interest free sales tax deferment - Rs. 813.33 million

- Period eligible for availment - January 1998 till September 2015

The estimates of future salary increases considered in actuarial valuation, taking into account of inflation, seniority, promotion and other relevant factors such as supply and demand factors in the employment market.

Notes relating to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Based on, and to the extent of information received from the suppliers with regard to their status under Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 (MSMED Act), on which the auditors have relied, the disclosure requirements under Section 22 of MSMED Act with regard to the payments made/due to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises are given below:

*The unclaimed dividends represent those relating to the years 2007-08 to 2013-14 (for previous year from 2006-07 to 2012-13) and no part thereof has remained unpaid or unclaimed for a period of seven years or more from the date they became due for payment requiring transfer to the Investor Education and Protection Fund.

a. Note on Depreciation

In view of the applicability of the provisions of Schedule II "Depreciation" w.e.f. April 1, 2014, the Company has revised its policy of providing depreciation whereby the Company continued to provide depreciation based on the useful lives as arrived at based on technical evaluation. The management of the Company is of opinion that the useful lives adopted for such assets are reasonable based on technical evaluation, past experience of usage pattern and working conditions in which such assets are put to use. In respect of other fixed assets, the Company computed depreciation based on useful lives as specified in Schedule II of the Companies Act, 2013. Accordingly the carrying amount of such assets as on April 1, 2014 are being depreciated over the remaining useful life of the assets.The above compliance with Schedule II to Companies Act, 2013 resulted in an additional depreciation of Rs. 360.76 million in the current financial year.

b. Impairment provision on freehold land of Rs. 80.36 million(previous year Rs. Nil)

The Company had procured 8.6 hectares of land in FY 2011-12. However, as the Company has not put to use the above land, the District Collector has passed orders vesting the above land with the state government. Consequent to the above action of District Collector, the Company has provided for impairment loss of the said land during the current year amounting to Rs. 80.36 million. The total cost of the land purchased was Rs. 155.88 million. The Company had already provided for impairment during FY 2012-13, to the extent of Rs. 75.52 million.

NOTE 2: The Company is engaged in the manufacture of lead acid storage batteries. In the perception of the management, identifying the Company's business into further segments as per Accounting Standard - 17, does not arise.

NOTE NO. 3: RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

Related parties particulars pursuant to "Accounting Standard -18"

I. Parties where control exists: None

II. Parties with whom transactions have taken place during the year A) List of related parties

1. Investing party for which the Company is an Associate

Johnson Controls (Mauritius) Private Limited

2. Key management personnel

Sri Jayadev Galla Vice Chairman and Managing Director

3. Relatives of key management personnel

Dr. Ramachandra N Galla Father of Sri Jayadev Galla

Smt G. Amara Kumari Mother of Sri Jayadev Galla

Smt G. Padmavathi Wife of Sri Jayadev Galla

Dr. G. Ramadevi Sister of Sri Jayadev Galla

Sri Ashok Galla Son of Sri Jayadev Galla

Sri Siddharth Galla Son of Sri Jayadev Galla

4. Enterprises over which key management personnel and / or their relatives exercise significant influence

Amara Raja Power Systems Limited

Amara Raja Electronics Limited

Mangal Industries Limited

Amara Raja Infra Private Limited

Amara Raja Industrial Services Private Limited

Asistmi Solutions Private Limited

Rajanna Trust

NOTE 4: LEASES

The Company is obligated under cancelable operating leases for offices, warehouses etc, which are renewable at the option of both the lessor and the lessee. Total rental expense debited to the Statement of Profit and Loss under cancelable operating leases amounts to Rs. 127.47 million (PY Rs. 114.10 million).

There are no sub-lease payments received / receivable recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss. Also, there are no contingent rents payable and there are no restrictions imposed by lease agreements such as those concerning dividends and additional debt.

NOTE 5: EXCEPTIONAL ITEMS

Exceptional items represent net provision for fuel surcharge adjustment for financial years 2009-10 to 2011-12, surcharge on arrears and additionnal demand charges for financial year 2014-15 of Rs. 72.79 million (PY Rs. 38.84 million) claim(s) by Southern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited as per the orders from Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission.

NOTE 6: CONTINGENT LIABILITIES AND COMMITMENTS Rs million As at As at March 31,2015 March 31,2014

A. Contingent liabilities

Claims against the Company not acknowledged as debts

i) Excise duty/service tax 11.85 11.85

ii) Sales tax 54.05 99.77

iii) Income tax 13.14 14.49

iv) Electricity 692.35 541.86

v) Export obligation 208.82 234.23

[Against all the above, Rs71.91 million (PY Rs 66.96 million) was paid under protest]

B. Commitments

Estimated amount of contracts remaining to be executed on capital account and not 2,663.68 700.62 provided for

Note: On the basis of the current status of individual cases and as per the legal advice obtained,whereever applicable, the management is of the view that no provision is required in respect of the above cases.

The balances in various personal accounts are subject to confirmation by and reconciliation with the concerned parties.

NOTE 7:

In the opinion of Board of Directors the assets other than fixed assets and non-current investments are expected to realise the value stated in the financial statements, in the ordinary course of business.

NOTE 8:

Previous year figures have been regrouped wherever necessary to conform to current year classification.

NOTE 9:

Figures have been rounded off to the nearest million.


Mar 31, 2014

1. Corporate Information

Amara Raja Batteries Limited ("the Company") is the second largest manufacturer of lead-acid storage batteries for industrial and automotive applications in India. The equity shares of the Company are listed in BSE Limited and the National Stock Exchange of India Limited. The Company''s products are supplied to various user segments viz., Telecom, Railways, Power Control and UPS under Industrial Battery business, and to Automobile OEMs, Replacement Market and Private Label Customers under Automotive Battery business. The Company''s products are being exported to various countries in the Indian Ocean Rim. The Company also provides installation S commissioning and maintenance services to the customers. The leading automotive and industrial battery brands of the Company are Amaron®, PowerZone™, Power Stack®, AmaronVolt™ and Quanta®.

NOTE 1: SHORT-TERM BORROWINGS

The working capital facilities from State Bank of India, State Bank of Hyderabad, Andhra Bank and The Bank of Nova Scotia are secured by hypothecation of all current assets of the Company. The fixed assets of the Company are provided as collateral security byway of pari-passu second charge for the working capital facilities availed from State Bank of India

NOTE 2: TRADE PAYABLES

Notes relating to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Based on, and to the extent of information received from the suppliers with regard to their status under Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 (MSMED Act), on which the auditors have relied, the disclosure requirements of Schedule VI to the Companies Act, 1956 with regard to the payments made/due to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises are given below:

NOTE 3: The Company is engaged in the manufacture of lead acid storage batteries. In the perception of the management, identifying the Company''s business into further segments as per Accounting Standard - 17, does not arise.

NOTE 4: RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

Related parties particulars pursuant to "Accounting Standard -18"

I. Parties where control exists: None

II. Parties with whom transactions have taken place during the year

A) List of related parties

1. Investing party for which the Company is an Associate

Johnson Controls (Mauritius) Private Limited

2. Key management personnel

Sri Jayadev Galla Sri Ravi Bhamidipati

3. Relatives of key management personnel

Dr. Ramachandra N Galla Father of Sri Jayadev Galla

Smt G. Amara Kumari Mother of Sri Jayadev Galla

Smt G. Padmavathi Wife of Sri Jayadev Galla

Dr. G. Ramadevi Sister of Sri Jayadev Galla

Sri Ashok Galla Son of Sri Jayadev Galla

Sri Siddharth Galla Son of Sri Jayadev Galla

NOTE 30: RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS (Contd.)

4. Enterprises over which key management personnel and / or their relatives exercise significant influence

Amara Raja Power Systems Limited

Amara Raja Electronics Limited

Mangal Industries Limited

Amara Raja Infra Private Limited

Amara Raja Industrial Services Private Limited

Rajanna Trust

Mangamma and Gangulu Naidu Memorial Trust

NOTE 5: LEASES

The Company is obligated under cancelable operating leases for offices, warehouses etc, which are renewable at the option of both the lessor and the lessee. Total rental expense debited to the Statement of Profit and Loss under cancelable operating leases amounts to Rs.114.10 million (PYRs.983.31 million).

There are no sub-lease payments received / receivable recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss. Also, there are no contingent rents payable and there are no restrictions imposed by lease agreements such as those concerning dividends and additional debt.

NOTE 6: EXCEPTIONAL ITEMS

Exceptional items represent net provision for fuel surcharge adjustment for financial years 2009-10 to 2011-12, surcharge on arrears and additional demand charges for financial year 2013-14 of Rs.38.84 million (PYRs.91.57 million ) claim(s) by Southern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited as per the orders from Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission

NOTE 7:

The balances in various personal accounts are subject to confirmation by and reconciliation with the concerned parties

NOTE 8:

In the opinion of Board of Directors the assets other than fixed assets and non-current investments are expected to realise the value stated in the financial statements, in the ordinary course of business

NOTE 9:

Figures have been rounded off to the nearest million


Mar 31, 2013

1. Corporate Information

Amara Raja Batteries Limited ("the Company") is the second largest manufacturer of lead-acid storage batteries for industrial and automotive applications in India. The equity shares of the Company are listed in BSE Limited and the National Stock Exchange of India Limited. The Company''s products are supplied to various user segments viz., Telecom, Railways, Power Control and UPS under Industrial Battery business; and to Automobile OEMs, Replacement Market and Private Label Customers under Automotive Battery business. The Company''s products are being exported to various countries in the Indian Ocean Rim. The Company also provides installation & commissioning and maintenance services to the customers. The leading automotive and industrial battery brands of the Company are Amaron®, PowerZone™, Power Stack®, AmaronVolt™ and Quanta®.

NOTE 2 : SEGMENT REPORTING

The Company is engaged in the manufacture of lead acid storage batteries. In the perception of the management, identifying the Company''s business into further segments as per Accounting Standard - 17, does not arise.

NOTE 3 : RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

Related parties particulars pursuant to "Accounting Standard -18"

I. Parties where control exists: None

II. Parties with whom transactions have taken place during the year A) List of related parties

1. Investing party for which the Company is an Associate

Johnson Controls (Mauritius) Private Limited

2. Key management personnel

Sri Jayadev Galla Sri Ravi Bhamidipati

3. Relatives of key management personnel

Dr. Ramachandra N Galla Father of Sri Jayadev Galla

Smt G. Amara Kumari Mother of Sri Jayadev Galla

Smt G. Padmavathi Wife of Sri Jayadev Galla

Dr. G. Ramadevi Sister of Sri Jayadev Galla

Sri Ashok Galla Son of Sri Jayadev Galla

Sri Siddharth Galla Son of Sri Jayadev Galla

4. Enterprises over which key management personnel and / or their relatives exercise significant influence

Amara Raja Power Systems Limited

Amara Raja Electronics Limited

Mangal Industries Limited

Amara Raja Infra Private Limited

Amara Raja Industrial Services Private Limited

Rajanna Trust

Mangamma and Gangulu Naidu Memorial Trust

NOTE 4 : LEASES

The Company is obligated under cancelable operating leases for offices, warehouses, etc, which are renewable at the option of both the lessor and the lessee. Total rental expense debited to the Statement of Profit and Loss under cancelable operating leases amounts to H 98.31 million (previous year H 66.64 million).

There are no sub-lease payments received / receivable recognised in the Statement of Profit and Loss. Also, there are no contingent rents payable and there are no restrictions imposed by lease agreements such as those concerning dividends and additional debt.

NOTE 5 : EXCEPTIONAL ITEMS

Exceptional items represent net provision for fuel surcharge adjustment claim(s) of H 91.57 million (previous year H Nil) by Southern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited for financial years from 2009-10 to 2011-12 as per the orders from Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission.

NOTE 6 :

The balances in various personal accounts are subject to confirmation by and reconciliation with the concerned parties.

NOTE 7 :

In the opinion of Board of Directors the assets other than fixed assets and non-current investments are expected to realise the value stated in the financial statements, in the ordinary course of business.

NOTE 8:

Previous year political donation of H 1.00 million represent payment to the Communist Party of India (CPI), Chittoor District Council.

NOTE 9:

Figures have been rounded off to the nearest million.


Mar 31, 2012

1. Corporate Information

Amara Raja Batteries Limited ("ARBL" or "the Company"), part of the Amara Raja Group of Companies, is the second largest manufacturer of lead-acid storage batteries for industrial and automotive applications in India. The equity shares of the Company are listed in both Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange. The Company's products are supplied to various user segments like Telecom, Railways, Power Control, UPS and Exports under Industrial Battery business; and to Automobile OEMs, Replacement Market, Private Label Customers and Exports under Automotive Battery business. The Company also provides installation & commissioning and maintenance services to its customers. The leading automotive and industrial battery brands of the Company are Amaron®, PowerZone™, Power Stack®, AmaronVolt™ and Quanta™.

a) Rights, preferences and restrictions attached to equity shares

The Company has only one class of equity shares having a par value of Rs 2/- each. Each holder of equity share is eligible for one vote per share held. The dividend proposed by the Board of Directors is subject to the approval of the shareholders in the Annual General Meeting, except in case of interim dividend. In the event of liquidation, the holder of equity share will be entitled to receive the remaining assets of the Company after distribution of all preferential amounts, in proportion to their shareholding.

b) Aggregate number of bonus shares issued during the period of five years immediately preceding the reporting date

During the financial year 2008-09 the Company has allotted 28,468,750 equity shares as fully paid-up bonus shares by capitalising part of general reserve.

a) Interest free sales tax deferment

The Company has availed interest free sales tax deferment under Andhra Pradesh sales tax deferment scheme (Target 2000) from the financial year 1997-98 as per the eligibility norms in respect of expanded capacities. The Company has availed total deferment of Rs 811.40 Million since March,1998, which is repayable after a period of 14 years from the date of first availment.

- Eligible amount of interest free sales tax deferment - Rs 813.33 Million

a) Note forming part of accounts in relation to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

Based on, and to the extent of information received from the suppliers with regard to their status under Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 (MSMED Act), on which the auditors have relied, the disclosure requirements of Schedule VI to the Companies Act, 1956 with regard to the payments made/due to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises are given below

Note: 2. LOANS AND ADVANCES (UNSECURED AND CONSIDERED GOOD) (Contd...)

APSPDCL'S original demand. The Company has paid Rs 17.26 Million (Previous year Rs 13.57 Million) under protest. The Company has not provided the balance of Rs1.26 Million in the books and has preferred an appeal against the order of Vidyut Ombudsman.

Note: 3. CONTINGENT LIABILITIES AND COMMITMENTS

Rs Million

As at As at

Particulars March 31, 2012 March 31, 2011

A. Contingent liabilities

a) Claims against the Company not acknowledged as debts

i) Excise duty/service tax 16.10 18.62

ii) Sales tax 30.06 88.21

iii) Income tax 48.93 -

iv) Electricity 248.89 205.44

v) Dues to supplier - 0.75 [Against all the above Rs9.48 Million (Rs5.64 Million) was paid under protest]

b)Other contingent liabilities

i) Bills discounted with scheduled banks - 69.13

B. Commitments

a) Estimated amount of contracts remaining to be executed

on capital account and not provided for 142.31 236.94

Note: 4.

The balances in various personal accounts are subject to confirmation by and reconciliation with the concerned parties.

Note: 5.

In the opinion of Board of Directors the assets other than fixed assets and non-current investments are expected to realise the value stated in the financial statements in the ordinary course of business.

Note: 6.

Current year political donation of Rs 1 Million represent payment to the Communist Party of India (CPI), Chittoor District Council.

Note: 7.

From the financial year 2011 -12, the revised Schedule VI notified under the Companies Act, 1956 is applicable to the Company for preparation and presentation of financial statements. The adoption of revised Schedule VI does not impact recognition and measurement principles followed for preparation of financial statements. Flowever, it has significant impact on presentation and disclosures made in the financial statements. The Company has also reclassified and rearranged the previous year figures in accordance with the requirements of revised Schedule VI.

Note: 8.

Figures in Rupees have been rounded off to the nearest Million.


Mar 31, 2010

1. a) The Company’s fixed assets both movable and immovable (other than those which are specifically hypothecated to HDFC Bank) both present and future have been placed as security under first charge for the term loan obtained in foreign currency from BNP Paribas.

b) The working capital facilities from State Bank of India, State Bank of Hyderabad, Andhra Bank and the Bank of Nova Scotia are secured by hypothecation of stock of raw materials, work-in-process, finished goods, stores and spares, bills receivable and book debts. The fixed assets of the Company are provided as collateral security by way of second charge for the working capital facilities availed from State Bank of India.

c) Consequent to an order passed by Vidyut Ombudsman in March 2010, Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company Ltd., (APSPDCL) has demanded Rs. 27.00 million as low voltage surcharge (including interest) for the period from June, 2005 to November, 2007. The Company has created a liability in the accounts for Rs. 25.80 million during the financial year ended March 31, 2009, as per APSPDCL’s original demand. The Company has not provided the balance of Rs. 1.20 million in the books and has preferred an appeal against the order of Vidyut Ombudsman.

2. The Company is availing the sales tax deferment benefit since 1997-98 on its expanded capacity. Such deferment claimed, as on March 31, 2010 is Rs. 638.95 million (PY Rs. 567.43 million). This amount is subject to revision by the assessment authorities, on completion of assessments.

3.The Company is engaged in the manufacture of lead acid storage batteries. In the perception of the management, identifying the Company’s business into further segments as per Accounting Standard – 17, does not arise.

4.Related Party Transactions

Related parties particulars pursuant to “Accounting Standard –18” A) List of Related Parties

1. Key Management Personnel Sri. Jayadev Galla

3. Enterprises in which Key Management Personnel and / or their relatives have significant influence Amara Raja Power Systems Limited Amara Raja Electronics Limited Mangal Precision Products Limited Galla Foods Limited Amara Raja Infra Private Limited

4. a) Enterprise with significant influence

Johnson Controls Mauritius Private Limited, Mauritius

b) Associates of enterprise with significant influence

Boading Fengfan Rising Battery Seperator Co. Limited, China

Enertec Do Brasil Ltda., Brazil

Shanghai Johnson Controls International Battery Co. Limited, China

Johnson Controls, K. K., Japan

Johnson Controls (S) Private Limited, Singapore

5.Note forming part of accounts in relation to Micro and Small Enterprises Based on, and to the extent of information received from the suppliers with regard to their status under Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Act, 2006 (MSMED Act), on which the auditors have relied, the disclosure requirements of schedule VI to the Companies Act, 1956 with regard to the payments made / due to Micro and Small Enterprises are given below:

6. The balances in various personal accounts are subject to confirmation by and reconciliation with the concerned parties.

7. In the opinion of the Board of Directors the current assets, loans and advances are expected to realise the value stated in the accounts, in the ordinary course of business.

8. Previous year figures have been regrouped wherever necessary to confirm to the current year’s classification.

9. Figures have been rounded off to the nearest thousands and rupee wherever it is mentioned in million and rupees respectively.

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