November 26, 2010
Proposal regarding BT's holding in Tech Mahindra
BT notes the announcement by Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (M&M) on proposals for M&M to acquire up to 5.5 per cent. of the equity shares of Tech Mahindra Ltd. (Tech Mahindra) from BT, subject to certain conditions. BT currently has a 29.9 per cent. shareholding in Tech Mahindra. Tech Mahindra will continue to be a key strategic supplier of BT and while further sales may be considered in the future, BT expects to continue to have a shareholding in Tech Mahindra for some time.
Note to Editors
BT and M&M established the joint venture that became Tech Mahindra in 1986. Since that time, the business has grown to over $1bn of annual revenues, listing successfully on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India in 2006.
Since formation of the joint venture, BT's partnership with Tech Mahindra has grown and strengthened. Tech Mahindra has been a key partner and supplier to BT during that time and has helped BT to deliver world-class service to our customers and efficiency across our business.
The gross assets of Tech Mahindra as of 31 March 2010 were £819m.
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