Etihad to pick stake in Jet via issue of 2.73 cr shares

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 Etihad to pick stake in Jet via issue of 2.73 cr shares
In a sign that Jet Airways (India) and Etihad are moving ahead with their deal to allow the Abu Dhabi based company to pick a stake in the company, Jet today said that it was issuing 2.73 crores shares to Etihad. The deal is being struck at a price of not less then Rs 754.73 per share.

"Jet Airways India informed BSE that the Board of Directors of the Company at its meeting held on April 24, 2013, has approved, subject to compliance with applicable laws and regulations, shareholders and other necessary approvals, the issuance, by way of a preferential allotment pursuant to the provisions of of the Companies Act, 1956 and other applicable legal provisions," the company said in a release.

The approval of the shareholders for such issuance and allotment will be sought at an Extraordinary General Meeting to be held in this regard. The Board of Directors has granted approval for the Company and Etihad PJSC to enter into inter alia, the Investment Agreement in relation to such issuance and allotment and other documents incidental thereto.

The Etihad-Jet deal has been in the pipeline for quite a while now and today's decision by Jet is likely to help fresh cash infusion into the company, which is saddled with huge debts on its books.

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