Hotel Leela defaults on payment of quarterly interest to LIC

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 23 Jun 2018 11:40:50


NEW DELHI,

(PTI)

CASH-strapped hospitality chain Hotel Leelaventure has defaulted in payment of quarterly interest of Rs 2.12 crore to Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). Hotel Leelaventure, which currently has a debt of over Rs 3,600 crore, had issued secured redeemable non-convertible debentures on private placement basis aggregating to Rs 90 crores to LIC in December, 2008.

“The company has defaulted in payment of quarterly interest of Rs 2.12 crore which was due on June 19, 2018,” Hotel Leelaventure said in a regulatory filing.Hotel Leelaventure said its “operating cash flows are not sufficient to service its term loans and NCDs and the funds of the company are escrowed with its lenders and are also monitored by the lenders”.

“The company is pursuing with the lenders for debt restructuring,” it added.Hotel Leelaven-ture said the total interest outstanding as on date was Rs 12.14 crore and principal redemption amount outstanding as on date was Rs 45 crore.Earlier this month, Hotel Leelaventure’s board approved a share issue of up to 125 crore shares on preferential basis to JM Financial Asset Reconstruc-tion Company for converting of part of debt into equity.