MUMBAI, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
The Board of Directors of the Company have approved the second Interim Dividend of Rs.17.70 per equity share i.e. 1770 % on face value of Re.1/- per share for the Financial Year 2016-17. The record date for the purpose of payment of dividend is Wednesday, April 12, 2017.
Further, the Board has also approved dividend of Rs.17.70 per equity share to shareholders of Cairn India Limited, who will become shareholders of the Company pursuant to the Scheme of Arrangement between Vedanta Limited and Cairn India Limited ("Scheme"). The dividend would be paid to the Cairn India Limited shareholders as on a Record date to be fixed after the Scheme becomes effective.
The total amount of Dividend Payout including that to Cairn shareholders is Rs. 6,580 Crore.
About Vedanta Limited (Formerly SesaSterlite Ltd.)
Vedanta Limited is a diversified natural resources company, whose business primarily involves producing oil & gas, zinc - lead - silver, copper, iron ore, aluminium and commercial power. The company has a presence across India, South Africa, Namibia, Australia and Ireland.
Vedanta Limited is the Indian subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Plc, a London-listed company. Governance and Sustainable Development are at the core of Vedanta's strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety and environment and on enhancing the lives of local communities. The company is conferred with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) 'Sustainable Plus Platinum label', ranking among the top 10 most sustainable companies in India. To access the Vedanta Sustainable Development Report 2016, please visit http://sustainabledevelopment.vedantaresources.com/content/dam/vedanta/corporate/documents/Otherdocuments/SDreport2015-16/Vedanta%20SDR%20FY%2015-16.pdf
Vedanta Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange in India and has ADRs listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
For more information please visit www.vedantalimited.com
Vedanta Limited (Formerly known as SesaSterlite Limited)
Vedanta, 75, Nehru Road,
Vile Parle (East), Mumbai - 400 099
SesaGhor, 20 EDC Complex,
Patto, Panaji (Goa) - 403 001
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