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Spicejet to Kalanithi Maran

Spicejet to Kalanithi Maran

New Delhi,  Delhi High Court today passed an interim order paving the way for issuance of stock warrants in and his Kal Airways Pvt Ltd (KAL) saying there was no impediment before BSE in considering their joint representation seeking approval of the warrant issue.

As per the plea of Sun group head Kalanithi Maran, he and KAL were to be issued stock warrants in Spicejet by the airline under a 2015 sale purchase agreement (SPA) which led to change in ownership of the budget carrier.

Maran had sought that the warrants be issued in terms of an application made to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on September 18, 2014 and which had been approved by company’s board on September 24, 2014.

In an interim order, Justice Manmohan Singh said, “I am of the view that at present, there is no impediment if BSE may consider application dated September 18, 2014, in light of change of circumstances, because of the reason that earlier respondent 1 (Spicejet) did not provide clarification and now since clarification is available coupled with subsequent events, application dated September 18, 2014 can be considered by BSE…”

“Accordingly, as agreed, parties will file fresh resolution along with letter of authorization before the BSE within three days from today. In case of any further queries or any clarification required by BSE, the parties are ready to cooperate with each other .

“In view of the same, BSE will decide the application within two weeks from date of submitting the requisite paper,” the court said.

The court also gave various suggestions including one to Maran and KAL to release Rs 100 crore to Spicejet as per the SPA.

It also suggested that Spicejet’s board “shall pass a resolution jointly authorising representative of KAL/Maran and the company to represent and pursue application with BSE/SEBI seeking approval for issue of warrants”.

“Thereafter, company (Spicejet) shall pass board resolution for issuing Convertible Redeemable Preference Shares (CRPS) in terms of provisions of SPA,” the court also suggested.


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