New Delhi: The board of State Bank of India is learnt to have approved resolution plan for Reliance Communications , through which lenders are expected to recover around Rs 49, 10 crore.
UV Asset Reconstruction Company is believed to have placed bid of around Rs 33, 823 crore, while Reliance Jio has made an offer of Rs 4, 823 crore for tower and fiber assets of Reliance Infratel . There will also be a clawback of Rs 4, 823 crore of priority payments made to Chinese and Indian creditors.
Jio placed bid for tower and fiber assets of Reliance Infratel (RITL) and UVARC for assets of RCom and Reliance Telecom.
“SBI board has approved resolution plan for RCom. It is expected to vote favourably for the RCom resolution plan at the committee of creditors (COC) Meeting. Voting on the RCom Resolution Plan has started at the COC and will end on March 4, “according to sources privy to the development.
Email query sent to SBI and RCom resolution professional did not elicit any immediate reply.
RCom’s secured debt is estimated to be around Rs 33, 10 crore. Lenders submitted claims of around Rs 122, 10 crore in August.
Reliance Communications has put all of its assets on sale that include spectrum holding of 300 megahertz (MHz), tower business, optical fiber network and data centers.
According to an order by the National Company Law Tribunal, the CoC had to complete the entire process by January but it sought extension in deadline. The resolution professional, Deloitte, is expected to file resolution plan with the NCLT Mumbai on March 5.
RCom in the past had tried to sell assets to various companies, including Reliance Jio, to clear debt but the deals did not materialise. Reliance Jio cancelled agreement to buy RCom assets, including spectrum, as it did not want to bear the past liabilities of the debt-ridden firm.
Later, the insolvency proceedings against RCom started on a plea filed by Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson after the company failed to clear its dues.
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