Cabinet approves sale of 49 per cent equity stake of BPCL in Bharat Shell

November 30th, 2007 - 2:06 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, Nov 30 (ANI): The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for sale of 49 per cent equity stake of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) in Bharat Shell Limited (BSL) to Shell or its affiliate for a consideration of Rs. 152.40 crores (Rs. 1.5 billion approx.) in cash.
The proposed sale will enable BPCL to withdraw from a joint venture company which has a competing business interest that is production and sale of branded lubricants in India.
This would enable BPCL to concentrate on building and promotion of its own brand of lubricants resulting in improved brand image, higher growth, efficiency and profits. (ANI)

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