Maruti Cements Limited has officially announced its 29th Annual General Meeting (AGM), scheduled to be held on the 21st of Kartik, 2080, at the company’s headquarters in Biratnagar, commencing at 11:30 AM.
A key focus of the AGM is the company’s proposal to distribute a 10% cash dividend, inclusive of applicable taxes, to its preferred shareholders. This dividend will be sourced from the profits and accumulated profits earned during the fiscal year 2079/080. Furthermore, the company is planning to grant bonus shares to its shareholders, as suggested by the Board of Directors, although the specific percentage is not mentioned in the notice.
The AGM will also address the potential conversion of the company’s existing preference shares into ordinary shares, a proposal initiated by the board of directors. This conversion is subject to the profits and accumulated profits from the year 2079/80. At present, the company holds 30,00,000 (Thirty Lakh) Preference Shares, each valued at Rs 100.
In addition to these matters, the company intends to offer rights to the paid-up capital once the bonus shares and preference share conversion processes are finalized. Subsequently, Maruti Cements Limited has expressed its intention to proceed with the issuance of an Initial Public Offering (IPO) at a premium.
Maruti Cements Limited boasts an annual installed capacity of 0.456 million metric tons, contributing to a significant 3.042% of the national installed capacity. It’s noteworthy that Gravity Sales Pvt. Ltd., an Indian-based company, holds a substantial 21% stake in the company. The enterprise is under the management of industrialists and trading sectors in Nepal, with affiliations to the Rathi group and Goyal group of companies, and all shares are held by the promoters. Notably, Mr. Nand Kishore Rathi is the Chairman of the company and is well-regarded, with ties to NMB Bank and Kumari Bank.