ICICI shareholders approve merger

January 31, 2002




A meeting of the equity shareholders of ICICI Limited (NYSE: IC) was held on January 30, 2002 at Mumbai (India) in terms of the order of the High Court of Judicature at Mumbai (the Court), to consider the Scheme of Amalgamation (the Scheme) of ICICI Limited, ICICI Capital Services Limited and ICICI Personal Financial Services Limited with ICICI Bank Limited (NYSE: IBN). In terms of the order of the Court, the approval of the shareholders for the Scheme was sought through the process of ballot. The Scheme was approved by an overwhelming majority of 99.9 per cent of the votes polled by shareholders present and voting at the meeting.

The Scheme was earlier approved by the shareholders of ICICI Bank at their meeting held on January 25, 2002 at Vadodara. The Scheme is further subject to the approval of the High Court of Judicature at Mumbai, the High Court of Gujarat at Ahmedabad, Reserve Bank of India and such other authorities as may be required. The Scheme would come into effect from the date on which the Reserve Bank of India's approval becomes effective or the Effective Date of the Court order, whichever is later.

 

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ICICI: Mr Charudatta Deshpande
Head Corporate Communications,
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