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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 29 (ANI): The board of directors at air conditioning and commercial refrigeration major Blue Star on Friday approved an issue of 3,000 unsecured non-convertible debentures having face value of Rs 10 lakhs each for cash at par aggregating to Rs 300 crore.

It will have an option to retain oversubscription up to Rs 50 crore aggregating to Rs 350 crore on a private placement basis, the company said in a statement released after the board meeting.

The proceeds will be used for working capital, capital expenditure, bonafide business purpose, repayment of existing liabilities and other issue related expenses.

All end use will be for purposes permitted for bank financing by the Reserve Bank of India under its extant guidelines, said Blue Star.

The debentures are proposed to be listed on the wholesale debt market segment on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) of India Ltd.

Blue Star reported a sharp erosion in its net profit for the quarter ended on March 31 to Rs 8.9 crore due to significant market disruptions caused by the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. In Q4 FY19, it had posted a net profit of Rs 79.84 crore.

The company is working on a few emerging opportunities like developing hi-tech indoor air quality management solutions and accelerating its indigenisation plans.

Blue Star has annual revenues of over Rs 5,200 crore, a network of 32 offices, five manufacturing facilities, 2,800 employees and 2.900 channel partners. (ANI)

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