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VBC Ferro Alloys Ltd. Company History and Annual Growth Details

1981 - The Company was incorporated on 3rd October, in Hyderabad. The
Company was promoted by J.S. Krishna Murthi, A. Sudhakar and M.V.
Subba Rao with Andhra Pradesh Industrial Development Corporation
Limited (APIDC) as co-promoters.

- The main object of the Company is to manufacture Ferro Silicon.

1983 - 6,80,000 shares taken up by promoters, etc. and 3,70,000 shares
allotted to APIDC.

1984 - 8,00,000 shares issued at par of which 1,50,000 shares offered on
a preferential basis to NRIs with full repatriation rights (only
63,500 shares taken up). The balance 6,50,000 shares, along with
86,500 shares not taken up by NRIs were offered to the public in

1986 - The Company proposed to install a 6.8 MVA DG set to augment the
power shortage.

1988 - The Company received re-endorsement of its licensed capacity.
The Licence was received to manufacture 36,000 tonnes per annum
of low phosphorous pig iron.

- 11,800 shares forfeited. Subsequently, forfeiture on 1,100
shares annulled.

1989 - The Company examined the possibility of modifying the Russian
furnace for manufacture of other metallurgical products besides
pig iron and ferro silicon, with a view to broad band the ferro
alloy industry.

- The Company in collaboration with M/s. Elkeen Metallurgy a/s
Norway set up a state-of-art ladle refining equipment and
micro-processor based testing facilities to produce high purity
silicon with low aluminium. This project was commissioned in

- During November, the Company offered 1,48,000-14% fully
convertible debentures of Rs.150 each on Rights basis in the
prop. 4 Deb : 50 No. of equity shares held. Additional 22,200
debentures were allotted to retain oversubscription.

- Simultaneously another 7,400-14% fully convertible debentures
were issued to the employees (including Indian working
directors)/workers of the Company on an equitable basis. Only
6,690 debentures were taken up. The unsubscribed portion of 710
debentures were allowed to lapse.

1990 - 7,400-14% fully convertible debentures were to be automatically
converted into 5 equity shares of Rs.10 each at a premium of
Rs.20 per shares on 1st October. Along with the above issue,
the Company also issued 2,29,000-14% secured partly convertible
debentures of Rs.350 each through a prospectus of which 1,57,450
debentures were issued on preferential allotment basis as

- (i) 11,450 debentures to employees/working directors of the
Company (only 20 debentures were taken up);

- (ii) 43,000 debentures to NRIs' on repatriation basis (all were
taken up);

- (iii) 60,000 debentures to shareholders of the Company (all were
taken up);

- (iv) 43,000 debentures to Financial Institutions/Mutual Funds
(all were taken up).

- The remaining 71,550 debentures along with 11,430 debentures not
taken up by employees were issued to the public. Additional
34,348 debentures were allotted to retain oversubscription.
6,450 debentures to NRIs, 6,578 debentures to shareholders and
21,320 debentures to the public.

- Rs.150 of the face value of each debenture was to be
automatically and compulsorily converted into 5 equity shares of
Rs.10 each at a premium of Rs.20 per share on 1st October.

- The remaining Rs.200 of the face value of each debenture was to
be redeemed at par at the end of 6th (Rs.60), 7th (Rs.70) and
8th (Rs.70) year from the date of allotment of debentures.

- 21,90,420 No. of equity shares were allotted at a premium of
Rs.20 per share in conversion of the above debentures. Allotment
of 7,060 shares relating to 1,412 debentures was kept pending on
account of non-payment of allotment money due.

- Forfeiture on 2,750 shares annulled. 21,90,420 shares allotted
in conversion of debs.

1991 - 3,710 shares allotted in conversion of debs.

1992 - 2,320 shares allotted (prem. Rs.20 per share) in conversion of
debs. Forfeiture on 2,650 shares annulled.

1993 - The overall performance suffered heavily mainly due to
non-availability of power from APSEB which curtailed production
and caused cash flow difficulty.


-Techtran Polylenses has entered into an MOU with VBC Ferro Alloys Ltd for the purchase of 1,34,000 equity shares of Rs 10 each in AP Gas Power Generation Corporation Ltd for Rs 2.07 crore.


-VBC Ferro Alloys Ltd has informed that the Board of Directors decided to appoint Shri. G Narayanan, ex-chairman & MD of Andhra Bank as additional director of the Company.