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Heidelberg Cement India Ltd. Company History and Annual Growth Details

YEAR EVENTS
1958 - The Company was Incorporated on 13th May, at Bangalore. The
Company's object is to manufacture cement, portland cement
alumina cement etc.

1960 - 2,50,000 shares subscribed by directors etc. 1,93,000 shares by
Willys overland Export Corpn.; 97,000 shares by Kalser Engineers
40,000 shares offered to the overseas Corpn.; 1,50,000 shares by
Mysore Govt. and 20,000 shares by the New India Assurance Co.
Ltd. 4,40,000 shares offered to the public in April 1960.

1970 - 251 forfeited equity shares reissued during the year.

1974 - Mining lease was acquired for limestone deposits in the area.

- A second hand power plant was purchased from Madhya Pradesh
Electricity Board to meet 50% of the requirements of Damoh unit.

1977 - 70,000 - 9.5% pref. shares redeemed on 29th June 1978. 70,000
- 11% pref. shares issued.

1979 - Authorised capital reclassified. 13,50,000 rights equity shares
issued (prem. Rs.2 per share; prop. 3:4) in February 1980.

1981 - Rate of dividend on 70,000 - 11% pref. shares increased to 13.5%
effective from 6th November. 30,000 - 13.5% pref. shares issued
as rights to equity shareholders in prop. 1 pref. : 105 No. of
equity. Only 10,319 shares taken up.

1982 - 19,681 - 13 1/2% pref. shares of 1981-82 issue taken up in
1982-83 (7,681 pref. shares redeemable on 8th October 1994 and
12,000 pref. shares redeemable on 26th November 1994.

1983 - A letter of intent was received to expand the plant capacity at
Damoh to one million tonnes per annum.

- The unit could achieve higher efficiency of production and
savings in fuel costs due to installation of the latest 6 stage
pre-heater system in kiln No. 2.

- Rate of dividend increased. 90 No. of equity shares forfeited.

1984 - 12,59,789 bonus shares issued in the prop. 2:5. 4,06,118 shares
allotted to institutions on conversion of loans.

1985 - Production was adversely affected due to severe power cuts and
inadequate availability of coal. It was planned to install two
more diesel generating sets of 5 MW each.

- 1,62,446 bonus shares issued in the prop. 2:5 in respect of
4,06,118 shares issued to institutions in 1984-85.

1986 - Margins were under pressure due to increase in input costs,
decline in the non-levy price of cement, power cuts as high as
60% - 80% in the Ammasandra plant and high cost of captive diesel
power.

1987 - The Company undertook modernisation of plant at Ammasandra unit.

- The Company undertook to set up a new cement plant at Damoh with
a capacity of 4 lakh tonnes per annum.

- Approval was received for the installation of a grinding unit at
Jhansi, U.P. to raise the company's licensed capacity to 1.87
million tonnes.

- The Company issued 13,00,000 - 12.5% secured redeemable partly
convertible debentures of Rs.125 each for cash at par as follows:

- (i) 5,00,000 debentures to shareholders on rights basis in the
prop. 1 debenture for 10 No. of equity shares (all were taken up)

- (ii) 65,000 debentures to employees (including Indian working
directors - only 5,510 debentures taken up),

- (iii) 1,44,000 debentures to non-resident Indians/persons of
Indian origin residing abroad on a repatriation basis (only
51,860 debentures taken up),

- (iv) 5,91,000 debentures along with remaining unsubscribed
portion of 1,51,630 debentures from the preferential quota were
offered for public subscription (all were taken up).

- Additional 2,67,592 debentures allotted to retain over
subscription (95,342 to the equity shareholders and 1,72,250 to
the general public).

- 78,37,960 No. of equity shares allotted (prem. Rs.5 per share) in
part conversion of debentures on 31st March 1988. In July 1988,
64,07,893 rights equity shares issued (prem. Rs.5 per share;
prop. 1:2). 3,37,257 No. of equity shares issued to employees
of the company (prem. Rs.5 per share) but only 1,800 shares taken
up. The unsubscribed 3,35,457 shares of the employees quota were
allowed to lapse. 70,000 - 15% pref. shares redeemed at par on
12th September, 1988. 1,50,000 - 14% pref. CR shares privately
placed with financial institutions on 3rd June 1988.

- Rs.75 of each debenture was converted into 5 No. of equity shares
of Rs.10 each at a prem. of Rs.5 per share on 31st March, 1988.
The balance Rs.50 of each debenture was to be redeemed in 3
yearly instalments of Rs.17, Rs.17 and Rs.16 commencing on 3rd
February 1994.

1988 - 70,000 - 15% cumulative preference shares out of the total
1,00,000 preference shares issued were redeemed at par as on 12th
September. The balance of 30,000 - 15% preference shares are
redeemable at par in the following manner:

- (i) 10,305 preference shares on 31st May, 1994,

- (ii) 14 preference shares on 28th June, 1994;

- (iii) 7,681 preference shares on 8th October, 1994 and

- (iv) 12,000 preference shares on 26th November, 1994.

1989 - Fixed assets of Ammasandra and Damoh units, excluding leasehold
land, furniture, office equipments, vehicles and additions during
the year were revalued as at 31st March, 1990 and the resultant
surplus amount was credited to revaluation reserve.

1990 - The Company received a letter of intent for establishing a new
cement plant in Raipur district of Madhya Pradesh with a capacity
of 1.4 million tonnes per annum. Necessary steps were being
taken.

1991 - A new cement plant of 5 lakh tonnes per annum capacity was being
set up at Imlai in Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh.

- The prospecting licence for limestone was granted.

- With a view to expand its activities, the Company was making an
equity investment of around Rs.216 lakhs (equivalent to M$ 3
million), in a new Malaysian project for manufacturing
Oleochemicals.

- The Company submitted a proposal to IDBI for take-over and
revival of a sick cement unit.

- The Company undertook to set up an iron and steel project at
Haldia in West Bengal. Initially it was proposed to set up a
mini blast furnace with a capacity of 2.5/3 lakhs tpa with a plan
to double the capacity and further diversification into special
steels in the same location. Also, a modern foundry is
envisaged to be established along side the mini blast furnace.

- A new company under the name 'Birla Metals Ltd.' was
incorporated for the same and it was expected that West Bengal
Industrial Development Corporation to participate in the project.

1992 - The Company undertook to set up a 10 MW capacity captive power
plant to overcome the poor power supply. To cater to the
increased lime stone requirement for the one million tonne
Clinkerisation plant, new mining areas were being developed. The
Damoh unit made a beginning in exporting slag cement to
Bangladesh.

- A 1.4 MW DG set was installed to overcome the deteriorating power
situation.

- In January, the Company issued 5,00,000 - 20% secured
non-convertible debentures (A-series) of Rs.100 each at Citibank
NA on private placement basis. These debentures were to be
redeemed at a prem. of 55 in three equal yearly instalments at
the end of 6th, 7th and 8th years from the date of allotment, the
prem. being payable along with the 2nd instalment at the end of
7th year.

- Simultaneously, with the above issue, the Company issued
10,00,000 - 20% secured non-convertible debentures (B-Series) of
Rs.100 each to LIC, UTI, GIC and its subsidiaries on private
placement basis. These debentures were to be redeemed at a prem.
of 5% in three equal yearly instalments at the end of 6th, 7th
and 8th years from the date of allotment the prem. being payable
along with the instalment at the end of 7th year.

1993 - During September, the Company issued 240,31,850 zero interest
secured fully convertible debentures of Rs.45 each on rights
basis in the prop. 5 debentures: 4 equity shares held (only
29,37,676 debs. taken up; 54,048 debs. kept in abeyance under
section 206A and under Custodian's Notification; 10,40,126 debs.
were otherwise allotted).

- Another 12,01,592 - zero interest debentures were offered to
employees on equitable basis (only 15,775 debs. taken up).
Unsubscribed portion of 11,85,817 debs. allowed to lapse.
Another 12,01,592 zero interest debentures offered to
Management/Associate companies (all were taken up).

- Each debenture was to be converted into 1 equity share of Rs.10
each at a prem. of Rs.35 per share on 1st February, 1994.

1994 - Clearance in principle was obtained from the State Govt. of
Karnataka for setting up a new greenfield cement plant of 1.5
million tonnes p.a. along with a captive power plant in Gulbarga.

- The Company issued 20,00,000 - 12.5% shares. These are
redeemable at par 17th February, 1998 (4,00,000 shares), 17th
February 1999 (8,00,000 shares) and on 17th February 2000
(8,00,000 shares).

- 15% pref. shares redeemed. 251,74,258 No. of equity shares
allotted on conversion of fully convertible debs.

1995 - The 1,50,000 - 14% redeemable cumulative preference shares are
redeemable at par on 3rd June.

- 14% pref. shares redeemed. 27,75,000 shares allotted on
conversion of warrants on exercising of option by warrent holders
and 3244 shares allotted consequent to annulment of forfeiture.

1998 - The Company undertook to install a 15MW thermal power plant at
Damoh.

- MCL has an aggregate capacity to manufacture 2.1 million tpa of
cement. It has cement plants in Karnataka and MP and a grinding
unit in UP.

- Mysore Cements has recently concluded projects to become
self-sufficient in power at its three plants across the country.
It has set up a 22 MW power plant at Ammasandra, Karnataka at a
cost of Rs 55 crore. The other power plants are in Narsingad (16
MW) and Imlai (12 MW) for the Damoh factory in Madhya Pradesh.

- MCL proposes to issue equity shares of up to 8.325 million (15
per cent of the paid-up equity share capital) on private
placement basis from time to time in one or more tranches to
Nesher and/or its associates, etc.

- GUJARAT Ambuja Cements Ltd (GACL) has bought a 'meagre' stake
in Mysore Cements Ltd and DLF Cements Ltd 'as a part of its
treasury operations'. GACL currently holds about 1.28 lakh
shares of Mysore Cements aggregating Rs. 12.96 lakhs, and around
1.77 lakh shares of DLF Cements aggregating Rs. 9.62 lakhs.

- Mysore Cements will also issue a block of 33.25 lakh additional
equity shares for subscription by foreign institutional
investors, overseas corporate bodies and mutual funds.

1999 - MYSORE Cements Ltd, an SK Birla group company, is floating a
joint venture with Nesher Israel Cement Enterprises of Israel
to set up a Rs 600-crore 1.5-million-tonne cement plant at
Gulbarga in Karnataka.

The Israeli company recently picked up a 9 per cent equity
stake in Mysore Cements at a premium of Rs 10 (FV: Rs 10) in
the Rs 47.19 crore equity capital of the Rs 309 crore Mysore
Cement Ltd. The proposed joint venture company will be a
subsidiary of Mysore Cement.

- MYSORE Cements has proposed to offer 30 lakh shares to a private
fund at Rs. 20 per share. Pantaloon Fashions has a similar offer
on the cards. And BFL Software made such an offer last year.

2000 - The Board has allotted 9,30,000 No. of equity shares of Rs 10 each to
ICICI fully paid-up towards payment of their dues.

2003
-Delist Equity Shares of the Company from the Madras Stock Exchange Ltd., Chennai and The Calcutta Stock Exchange Association Ltd., Kolkata.

-ICICI Bank Ltd. withdrawn the nomination of Shri K. Bharathan in the Board of Directors and in his place, nominated Shri Satya Prasad as their nominee on the Board of the Company

2004

-Mysore Cements Ltd has informed that the Company has received a letter from the Madras Stock Exchange Ltd confirming that the equity shares of Mysore Cements Ltd have been delisted voluntarily from their Stock Exchange (MSE).

2007

-Mysore Cements Ltd has appointed Mr. S Krishna Kumar, IAS (Retd.) as the Additional Director on the Board of Directors of the Company.

-Mysore Cements Ltd has appointed Mr. T.V. Ganesan as the Head Legal & Company Secretary and Compliance Officer of Mysore Cements Limited w.e.f. 1st May 2007.
 
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