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India Selling $576 Million in Share Sale of Oil India

January 31, 2013

The Indian government is raising about 31 billion rupees ($576 million) in a secondary sale of shares in Oil India Ltd. (OINL), the state-run oil explorer, according to a term sheet obtained by Bloomberg News.

The government is selling slightly more than 60.1 million shares with a so-called floor price of 510 Indian rupees apiece. That represents about 10 percent of the company’s outstanding shares, the terms show.

The government currently holds 78 percent of the company, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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