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Nestle India Ltd. Company History and Annual Growth Details

1959

- On 28th March, the Company was incorporated at New Delhi. The
company was promoted by Nestle Alimentana S.A. through a wholly owned
subsidiary, Nestle Holdings Ltd., Nassau, Bahama Islands.

1968

- 1,37,785 Bonus shares issued in proportion 1:10 on 12.9.1968.

- On November company issued 3,00,000 shares at par. 22,000 shares
reserved for directors, etc. and 2,78,000 shares offered to the Public.

1970

- 34,251 shares issued against machinery to collaborators.

1978

- During the period 4,00,114 equity shares and 382,751 existing equity
shares held by Nestle's Holdings, Ltd., Nassau, Bahama Islands (Nestle)
were offered to the resident Indian nationals at a premium of Rs. 2.50
per share.


1980

- 22,50,000 bonus shares issued in proportion 1:1 on 30.7.1980.

1983

- 27,00,000 bonus shares equity shares issued in prop. 3:5.

1985

- 18,00,000 Rights equity shares issued (Prem. Rs 30 per shares; prop.
1:4). 4,50,000 additional shares allotted to retain oversubscription.
90,000 No. of equity shares allotted (prem. Rs 30 per share) to
employees of the Company on an equitable basis. 60,000 No. of equity
shares allotted (prem. Rs 30 per share) to Nestle's Holdings Ltd. to
maintain their shareholding.

1986

- The Shareholders approved the issue of non-Convertible debentures
(IInd series) for an aggregate value of Rs 11.52 crores.

- 96,00,000 bonus shares issued in prop. 1:1.

1987

- During the year installation of a new factory at Nanjangud
(Karnataka), for the manufacture of instant coffee was in progress.

1988

- During Jan/Feb, the Company offered 19,35,360-12% secured redeemable
convertible debentures of Rs 160 each of which 92,160 debentures were
reserved for allotment to Indian working directors and employees of the
company. The remaining 18,43,200 debentures were offered to the
shareholders (except Nestle) of the company on right basis in the ratio
of 4 debentures for every 25 shares of Rs.10 each of the company held.
Additional 2,76,480 debentures were allotted to shareholders to retain
over-subscription.

- As per the terms of issue, the convertible part of Rs 60 out of the
total face value of each debentures of Rs 160 will be Automatically
converted into one equity share of Rs 10 each as fully paid up at a
premium of Rs 50 per share on 31.3.1989. The non-convertible part of
Rs 100 of each debenture will be redeemed after a period of seven years
from the date of allotment of debentures.

1989

- 22,11,840 No. of equity shares allotted (prem. Rs 50 per share) in
part conversion of 12% debentures. 14,74,560 No. of equity shares of
allotted to retain oversubscription. 90,000 No. of equity shares
allotted (prem. Rs 30 per share) to employees of the Company on an
equitable basis. 60,000 No. of equity shares allotted (prem. Rs 30 per
share) to Nestle's Holdings Ltd. to maintain their equity shareholding.

- The name of the company was changed from 'Food Specialities Ltd.' to
'Nestle India Ltd.' on 24th March.

1990

- During the year company entered into chocolate business by
introducing Nestle premium chocolates.

1991

- During the year company issued 10,00,000-14% secured redeemable
non-convertible debentures (series PP-1) of Rs. 100 each to
Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Ltd., on private
placement basis.

1992

- As per the term of Amalgamation scheme 100,51,850 No. of equity
shares of Rs.10 each of the company were issued to the NFPIL share
holders in the proportion of two equity shares of Rs. 10 each of the
company for every thirteen equity shares of Rs.10 each held in the
NFPIL.

1993

- Samalkha factory was commissioned during the year and underwent
expansion for cereal based products.

- 196,07,054 shares 47,51,625 No. of Equity shares of Rs 10 each
allotted to M/s. Nestle SA Switzerland to raise the stake to 51%.
128,55,429 bonus shares issued in prop. 1:4.

1994


- During the year company launched a number of new products viz.,
Cerelac Soya, Milk maid, Dessert Mixes, Maggo Tonit's Special Cooking
Bases, Maggi 1-2-3 noodles, Contodina snack dressing and the chocolate
items, milky base marbles and bar one peanut. And also launched, Bonus
and Polo.

1995

- During the year company commenced construction of a new factory at
Bicholim, Goa. At the same year, instant noodles factory was installed
and commissioned at Samalkha factory.

- During the year company launched Kit Kat manufactures at the new
factory at Ponda, Goa.

- During the same year the Nanjangud factory was commissioned and the
unit was to manufacture MILO - the World's Largest Selling Chocolate
energy food drink.

- During 95-96, the company issued secured redeemable non-convertible
debentures of Rs. 100 each on private placement basis. i.e. 3,000,000
- 16.5 % (series PP-2) debentures and 2,500-17.5% debentures (series
pp-2) and 2,500-17.5% debentures (series PP-3).

- 32,138,572 bonus shares allotted in prop. 1:2.

- The Chennai-based Indian Food Fermentations tied up with Nestle India
Ltd., to market its dosa and vada batter in consumer pack, in the
country. The company has signed an agreement to this effect recently.
Nestle would sell the ready-to-use dosa, vada, sambhar and unique
masala dosa batter in consumer packs, under its own brand name in the
country.

1996

- During the year company launched MILO-Chocolate energy food drink in
South India and a range of culinary products like, Dosa and Sampar
mixes, pickles and new varieties of soups under the brand 'Maggi'.

1997

- Nestle India (NIL) is raising Rs.50 crore through a non-convertible
debenture issue. The issue has been rated AAA by Credit Rating and
Information Services of India (Crisil), indicating the highest safety
with respect to timely payment of interest and principal.

- NIL is one of the top players in the processed food & beverages
industry and the largest producer of instant coffee with a 49 per cent
marketshare.

- After the success of KitKat and Polo, Nestle India has launched its
first product in the hard boiled sugar confectionery market, Allen's
Splash.

- Nestle's wafer chocolate brand, Kit Kat, which created a major dent
in the market with its launch, its international milk drink brand Milo
has garnered a mere three per cent share (value terms) in the Rs 500
crore market, a year after its launch in India.

- Nestle India Ltd. (NIL) leads the list of the country's top 15 coffee
exporters for the ongoing calendar year in terms of both quantum and
value for the period January 1 - October 23.

1998

- Swiss multinational Nestle SA has ordered an international auditing
of its Indian subsidiary, which has been mired in a controversy of
alleged financial irregularities and insider trading.

- Nestle SA and the BM Khaitan group set up a joint venture,
Nutritional Food Products India Ltd, in 1990 which was amalgamated with
NIL in 1993.

- Nestle has set up a parallel distribution network across the country.

1999

- The company has also set up a special cold chain for product
distribution in select retail outlets.

- Nestle India has entered into a 10-year agreement with Campco in
February, 1990 for manufacture and supply of bulk quantity of
chocolates and cocoa products.

2000

- Nestle is set to enter the domestic bottled water business and will
launch the product under the brand name 'Pure Life'.

- The Company has launched its ultra heat treated liquid milk, 'Nestle
Pure Milk', in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kochi.

- The Company has launched Perrier and will celebrate 'Perrier
Invitation Golf-2000'.

- Nestle India Ltd. to launch Nescafe Gold and Nescafe Gold
Decaffeinated.

- Nestle India has launched a range of gift packs under the Fox
confectionery brand name for the festivel seasons.

- The Company launched its second premium mineral water brand San
Pellegrino in India.

2001

- Nestle India Ltd. has launched 'Pure Life', its mass-market bottled
water, adding one more premium brand to the already saturated Rs
600-crore bottledwater segment.

- The board of directors of Nestle India on July 27, nominated the
Chairman and Managing Director of NIIT Ltd, Mr Rajendra S. Pawar, on
the company board with effect from October this year.

- The board of directors of Nestle India on July 27, nominated the
Chairman and Managing Director of NIIT Ltd, Mr Rajendra S. Pawar, on
the company board with effect from October this year.

2002

-Nestle Group increases holding in Nestle India to 53.27%

-Ties up with Nilgiris to co-brand various dairy products like dahi, paneer, ghee and possibly milk

-Launches a throat lozenge branded Acti-V to compete against Proecter & Gamble's Vicks cough drops

-Regains top coffee exporter positon in India

-Parson Nutritional Pvt. Ltd. buys the assets of Excelsia Foods, including its manufacturing unit at Ghaziabad, from Nestle S.A

2003

-Rolls out Nestle Development Nutrition Plan for infant weaning and launches its infant food CERELAC 123 as a range of products graded to the needs of infants in each stage of the plan

-Nestle India's executive director Ranjit Raj re-elected to be the Coffee Board member representing instant-coffee manufacturers

-Nestle SA, Switzerland, buys 1.01 million shares in its Indian arm 'Nestle India'. With this purchase, the parent holding in its Indian arm goes up to 59.8 per cent from 58.7 per cent

-Consumer Body files case against Nestle India in National Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission (NCDRC) regarding the non-compliance in weight in its 50-gm Nescafe packs

-Signs a 100 per cent buyback pact with Bengal Nestor's India Ltd (BNIL) for its ultra heat treated milk and other dairy products

-Ed Marra, the head of Nestle's Canadian business, will succeed Frank Cella as head of strategic business units and marketing at the turn of the year, the Swiss group said in a statement.

-Paul Bulcke, now head of German operations, will replace Carlos Eduardo Represas as top executive in the Americas zone from July 1, '04.

2004

-Nestle India bags Tetra Pak's annual dairy and beverage industry award

-Nestle India has signed on Bollywood actress Preity Zinta to feature in its latest commercial brand maggi

-Nestle introduces 'Sweet Lassi' in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana

-Nestle India said on June 24, 2004, it has signed Rani Mukherjee as brand ambassador for its chocolate brand Nestle Munch and the advertising campaign will be released on June 25

2005

-Neslte India launches new variant of Maggi

-Delists securities from the Delhi Stock Exchange Association Ltd (DSE) w.e.f. July 15, 2005.

2006

-Nestle's starts Uttaranchal unit


2007

- Nestle India Ltd has informed that the Board of Directors of the Company at its meeting held on July 31, 2007, inter alia, has appointed Mr. Pradip Baijal as a Non-Executive Director of the Company.

2008


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