Mumbai: Reliance Industries Limited Wednesday announced that it has achieved successful closure of India’s largest ever Rights Issue of Rs. 53,124.20 crore. It was subscribed approximately 1.59 times, cumulating to an overall commitment of over Rs.84,000 crore. The Rights Issue saw a huge investor interest, including from lakhs of small investors and thousands of institutional investors, both Indian and foreign.
The public portion of the Rights issue was subscribed 1.22 times.
The allotment of equity shares will happen on or about 10th June 2020. The rights shares are expected to be listed on the BSE and NSE on or around 12th June 2020 under separate ISIN.
The Rights Entitlement (RE) was actively traded reflecting broad-based interest in the Rights Issue. This is the first instance of RE’s being traded in demat form on the stock exchanges since SEBI introduced this platform and it was a resounding success.
Commenting on the success of the Rights Issue, RIL chairman-cum-managing director Mukesh Ambani, said, “I express my sincere thanks to our dear and esteemed shareholders for participating in this Rights Issue and making it a new and proud landmark in the history of India’s capital market.”
“Since the time of Dhirubhai Ambani, the Founder of Reliance Industries Limited, our shareholders have always been our biggest source of strength. Our decades-old relationship based on trust has consistently spurred us to achieve more. We are delighted and humbled by their extraordinary show of confidence in the future of Reliance.”
“Our vision is always rooted in furthering India’s inclusive and accelerated growth, propelled by the adoption of digital technologies, that helps improve the lives of 1.3 billion Indians. The tremendous vote of confidence in the Rights Issue convinces us that our shareholders endorse this vision and mission. Their support further strengthens our resolve as we firmly set forth to build a New Reliance for a New India.”