15th February 2005: Siemens Ltd has informed BSE that the Board of Directors of the Company at its meeting held today, has taken the following decisions: -
1. Acquisition of 100% stake in Seimens Public Communication Networks Pvt Ltd, Bangalore (SPCNL):
The Board of Directors has decided to acquire 100% stake i.e. 12,425,000 Equity Shares of Rs 10 each in SPCNL, from Siemens AG, Germany along with its nominee, for a total consideration of Rs 1950 million (i.e. approx Rs 156.94 per share) as reduced by the dividend for the year ended September 30, 2004 received or receivable by Siemens AG and further reduced by the amount of dividend, if any, declared by SPCNL for the period after September 30, 2004 and received by Siemens AG. This transaction is subject to all applicable statutory and regulatory approvals.
SPCNL is engaged in the business of provider of network equipment including supply, design and installation. The Portfolio comprises of Wireline, Transmission, Access, Mobile & IP Products, etc.
2. Acquisition of 51% stake in Siemens Shared Services Pvt Ltd, Bangalore (SSSPL):
The Board of Directors has decided to acquire 51% stake i.e. 2,123,800 Equity Shares of Rs 10 each in SSSPL, from Siemens Shared Services LLC, U.S.A. / Siemens AG and nominees, for a total consideration of Rs 111 million (i.e. approx. Rs 52.26 per share). This transaction is subject to all applicable statutory and regulatory approvals.
Siemens Information Systems Ltd, a 100% subsidiary of the Company, holds balance 49% capital of Siemens Shared Services Pvt Ltd.
SSSPL is presently engaged in the business of providing back office and customer contact services to Siemens operating companies in U.S.A.