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Government allows WPP to up its stake in HTA

25-December-2001
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Government allows WPP to up its stake in HTA

As a pre-Christmas gift, Government has allowed WPP Holding’ Mauritius subsidiary to increase its equity stake from 60 per cent to 74 per cent in Hindustan Thompson Associates, India’s largest agency.

Global advertising major WPP will be buying shares worth Rs 57.60 crores to up its stake from 60 per cent to 75 per cent. According to agency sources, WPP will be buying almost 68,000 shares from the employees of HTA.

As reported earlier, WPP had agreed to buy one equity share of Rs 100 for Rs 8090. With getting the approval from the government HTA employees can expect the windfall in the beginning of next year.

We at exchange4media will keep you updated on this. Watch out this space for more.

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Prior to joining Madison PR in 2012 Chaudhary was Group President Corporate Communications at Reliance Industries Limited.