Sistema Shyam Tele services today said it has swapped and sold 80.3 million shares representing 2.9 per cent equity stake in Reliance Communications, thus reducing its total holding to about 7 per cent.
“We…inform you of the disposal (swap)/sale of 8,03,80,191 equity shares of Rs 5 each representing 2.907 per cent of shares of Reliance Communications Ltd (RCom),” Sistema Shyam Teleservices said in a regulatory filing pertaining to Reliance Communications.
It said that the transaction involved two parts – 69.5 million shares through swap of SSTL shares for RCom shares in line with the scheme of arrangement, and 10.8 million shares sold in the open market.
The share swapped were with regard to the minority shareholders of Sistema Shyam, a company official said.
As per the RCom-Sistema merger deal, all wireless business assets of SSTL came under RCom. SSTL has acquired a 10 per cent equity stake in RCom.