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Airtel special committee clears issue price, other modalities of USD 3 billion fund raising

New Delhi, Jan 15 () Bharti Airtel has announced allotment of 32.35 crore equity shares to eligible institutional buyers at an issue price of Rs 445 per share as part of USD 2 billion (over Rs 14,000 crore) qualified institutional placement that closed on Tuesday.
The issue price was at a discount of 1.57 per cent to the stated floor price of Rs 452.09 per equity share.
The company had embarked on a mega fund raising exercise, the proceeds of which will be used to pay the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) liability and invest in the network.
Bharti Airtel has to pay nearly Rs 35,586 crore in additional statutory dues, after a Supreme Court ruling on AGR liabilities of telecom companies in October last year.
Earlier this month, shareholders of Bharti Airtel had approved proposals to raise up

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