Leela gets shareholders’ nod to sell hotels; to abide by Sebi directive
   Date :27-Apr-2019

HOTEL Leelaventure on Friday said its shareholders have approved the resolutions to sell its four hotels, hotel operations, and its shares in the company’s arm Leela Palaces and Resorts Ltd by postal ballot.
 
The company, however, said it will abide by the directions of Sebi that none of the transactions proposed in its postal ballot notice will be acted upon till further directions from the markets regulator. The hotels, sale of which shareholders have appro-ved, are in Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Udaipur, Hotel Leelaventure said in a filing to the BSE. The shareholders also gave their nod to the sale of the company’s hotel operations undertaking and to the sale of the company’s shareholding in Leela Palaces and Resorts Ltd, its wholly-owned subsidiary, it added.
 
All the special resolutions were approved by 86.60 per cent of the votes that were polled, while 13.39 per cent opposed the resolutions, it added. “As directed by Sebi vide its letter dated April 23, 2019, read with its e-mail dated 25th April, 2019, the company will ensure that none of the transactions proposed in the company’s postal ballot notice dated March 18, 2019, will be acted upon till further directions from Sebi,” Hotel Leelaventure said. On March 18, Hotel Leelaventure Ltd had announced sale of its four hotels located in Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi and Udaipur, as well as a property to Canadian investment fund Brookfield for Rs 3,950 crore.