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Tata Steel divests its entire stake in Lanka Special Steels Limited

Jamshedpur, April 01, 2015

Tata Steel Limited ("Tata Steel") today announced that it has divested its entire stake in Lanka Special Steels Limited ("LSSL") to E.B. Creasy & Company PLC ("EBCC") for a total consideration of LKR 433 million (around Rs. 20.4 crore) in an all cash deal.

LSSL was a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Steel incorporated in Sri Lanka. It is engaged in the business of manufacturing and supplying hot dip galvanized wire and nail wire with an installed capacity of 14,400 metric tonnes per annum. It had an annual turnover of LKR 1,569 million (Rs. 74.0 crore) in FY 14.

About Tata Steel
Established in 1907 as Asia's first integrated private sector steel company, Tata Steel Group is among the top-ten global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of over 28 million tonnes per annum. It is now the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Tata Steel Group, with a turnover of US$ 24.81 billion in FY 14, has over 80,000 employees across five continents and is a Fortune 500 company. The Group's vision is to be the world's steel industry benchmark in "Value Creation" and "Corporate Citizenship" through the excellence of its people, its innovative approach and overall conduct. Underpinning this vision is a performance culture committed to aspiration targets, safety and social responsibility, continuous improvement, openness and transparency. In 2008, Tata Steel India became the first integrated steel plant in the world, outside Japan, to be awarded the Deming Application Prize 2008 for excellence in Total Quality Management. In 2012, Tata Steel became the first integrated steel company in the world, outside Japan, to win the Deming Grand Prize 2012 instituted by the Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers