January 22, 2021

Ashok Leyland floats new subsidiary Vishwa Buses and Coaches



CHENNAI: Heavy business vehicles-maker Ashok Leyland on Friday stated it has included a completely owned subsidiary ‘Vishwa Buses and Coaches Ltd‘ (VBCL) with a paid-up share capital of Rs 60 crore.

In a BSE submitting, the Hinduja Group firm stated VBCL is a 100 per cent subsidiary and the preliminary capital of Rs 60 crore was absolutely infused by the corporate at par of Rs 10 every per share.

VBCL has been included to hold on the enterprise of bus physique and coach-building, the submitting stated.

In one other notification, Ashok Leyland stated its shareholding in Optare PLC, the UK, has come all the way down to 91.63 per cent from 99.24 per cent following the conversion of loans by Hinduja Automotive Ltd into fairness shares in Optare PLC.

“We want to inform that consequent to the conversion of loans by Hinduja Automotive Ltd, UK, into fairness shares in Optare PLC, the Ashok Leyland Ltd shareholding in Optare PLC, stands diminished from 99.24 per cent to 91.63 per cent,” the corporate stated.

The consolidated income of Optare PLC as on March 31, 2020, was Rs 336.22 crore.

Optare PLC is engaged within the enterprise of producing and promoting buses within the UK.