JSPL prepays $106 mn debt for Australian arm; seeks to be debt-free firm by 2023

PTIUpdated: Wednesday, September 08, 2021, 05:54 PM IST
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Part of O P Jindal Group, JSPL has a presence in steel, power and mining sectors/ Reprentational image |

JSPL has made a pre-payment of $106 million (about Rs 777.4 crore) to the lenders of its arm Jindal Steel & Power (Australia) Ltd.

Without sharing further details, the steelmaker said the prepayment has helped the company reduce the "Australian debt" by approximately 50 per cent.

In a statement on Wednesday, Jindal Steel and Power Limited (JSPL) said through its step down subsidiary, Jindal Steel & Power (Australia) Ltd it has made a pre-payment of $105.66 million (approximately Rs 777.4 crore).

The company is now aiming to clear all its overseas debt in the coming quarters, the statement said.

JSPL Managing Director V R Sharma said, "We are paying back to lenders before time in order to strengthen our balance sheet. The company is aligned with the India growth story and we want to become a net debt-free company by FY23 through accelerated deleveraging".

Part of O P Jindal Group, JSPL has a presence in steel, power and mining sectors.

The company has made investments worth $12 billion (Rs 90,000 crore) across the globe.

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