January 24, 2013
Suzlon Group announces formal approval of Corporate Debt Restructuring (CDR) proposal
- 10 year door-to-door back-ended repayment plan
- Interest rates reduced by three per cent
- Two year moratorium on principal and term-debt interest payments
- Enhancement of working capital facilities by ~Rs 1,800 cr / US$ 350 mn
- Rs 1,500 cr / US$ 270 mn interest during moratorium to be converted into equity over two years
Pune: Suzlon Group today announced the formal approval of its proposal for the
restructuring of its domestic debt by the Empowered Group of Corporate Debt Restructuring
The companys domestic lenders, a consortium of 19 banks, approved the companys CDR
package of ~Rs 9,500 cr / US$ 1.8 bn.
The package includes a two year moratorium on principal and term-debt interest payments;
a three per cent reduction in interest rates; six month moratorium on working capital
interest; as part of the package Rs 1,500 cr / US$ 270 mn (two years interest payment
during moratorium) will be converted into equity / equity linked instrument over the next
two years to bring stronger financial stability; and, a 10 year door-to-door back-ended
The package also includes an enhancement of working capital facilities, by approximately Rs
1,800 cr / US$ 350 mn, allowing the company to accelerate the execution of its strong
The Groups Promoters will also bring in equity to the extent of Rs 250 cr / US$ 50 mn into
the Company in stipulated time frame, of which Rs 62 cr has already been infused.
Speaking on the development, Mr Kirti Vagadia, Chief Financial Officer Suzlon Group
said: This approval clearly underscores the fundamental viability of our business.
This is a major step forward in our efforts to achieve a sustainable capital structure. The
terms of the package include enhanced working capital facilities, a reduction of interest
rates of nearly three per cent, and conversion of interest costs into equity, are key enablers
towards normalizing our business. I am confident that by this CDR package, we will quickly
return to a position of stability and confidence for our customers, vendors and employees.
Additionally, we continue to be in constructive dialogue with majority of our Bond holders
across all the four series, and this development will help provide further visibility towards
finding a consensual solution at the earliest.
The Groups long-term strategic plan of realising deep synergies from its REpower remains