Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd., the Indian mobile phone venture controlled by Russian billionaire Vladimir Evtushenkov’s AFK Sistema (SSA), will sell 60 billion rupees ($1.18 billion) of preferred shares, doubling its authorized capital.
The non-convertible share issue will not change the voting structure of the unit, the Moscow-based company said in a regulatory filing today following a shareholder’s meeting. Sistema holds 57 percent of Sistema Shyam.
India’s Supreme court last month canceled 21 licenses that the unit won in 2008 as part of a probe into the auctions. Sistema, which says the company has invested more than $3.1 billion, called on the Russian and Indian government to help settle the dispute.
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