Future Enterprises defaults on loan repayments of Rs 2,911.51 cr


Future Enterprise Ltd (FEL) defaulted on repayment of Rs 2,911.51 crore in loans to its lenders, missing 30 days of review period.

The company was required to pay a total amount of Rs 2,911.51 crore between March 23 and March 31, 2022 to various consortium banks and lenders, according to a regulatory filing.



The Kishore Biyani-led Future Group had a 30-day review period under the One-Time Restructuring Scheme (OTR) for companies affected by COVID with its consortium of banks.

“The company was unable to meet the above obligations to banks/lenders during the 30-day review period as the company was unable to complete monetization investments specified as provided for in the OTR plan (as defined in said agreement), on Maturity Dates,” said an FEL regulatory filing.

The record showed he was in default on March 31.

FEL’s total financial indebtedness of the listed entity, including short-term and long-term debt, is Rs 6,778.29 crore, the filing adds.

Earlier on April 1, FEL notified exchanges of the default, but said it had a 30-day grace period.

“The Company has a review period of 30 days (from the due date above) pursuant to the RBI Circular dated August 6, 2020 and further in terms of the provision of the Agreement herein. above to effect payment of the above amount due to bankers/lenders,” FEL had said, adding that it “should indicate further developments and updates in this regard, if any.”

On Friday, FEL had advised that 99.97% of its secured creditors had voted against the proposed sale of Future Group’s retail, wholesale, logistics and warehousing assets to the retail arm of Reliance Industries. .

Following that, Reliance Industries said on Saturday that the transaction could not proceed because secured creditors voted against it.

In line with the pattern between Future Group and Reliance Retail, 19 companies from the former were proposed to be merged into a single entity – Future Enterprises Ltd (FEL) – and then transferred to Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd (RRVL).

RRVL is the holding company for all retail companies in the RIL Group.

Another company of the Future group, Future Retail Ltd (FRL), had also informed on April 1 of the due date for repayment of Rs 5,322.32 crore to lenders due to ongoing disputes with major e-commerce Amazon. and other related issues.

Last week, public sector lender Bank of India moved the Mumbai bench of the NCLT to seek insolvency proceedings against FRL and declare a moratorium on the assets.

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