Zee Entertainment: Two key shareholders seek Punit Goenka's removal
Two investment firms, together accounting for 17.88 per cent of the paid-up share capital of Zee Entertainment Enterprise Ltd (ZEEL), have sought the removal of the current Managing Director Punit Goenka from the board of the company.
The two firms have called an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders seeking to remove Punit Goenka.
''The board of directors of the company is requested to take all necessary action to call for and conduct the extraordinary general meeting, as requisitioned by us, in accordance with applicable law… ,'' the two investment firms said in a letter, which was uploaded by the company on the bourses.
''The Company has today received letters from Manish Chokhani and Ashok Kurien resigning from the position of Non-Executive Non-Independent Directors of the Company with immediate effect,'' ZEEL said in a regulatory filing on Monday.
The investment firms have also sought the appointment of six of its own nominees on the board of the company - Surendra Singh Sirohi, Naina Krishna Murthy, Rohan Dhamija, Aruna Sharma, Srinivasa Rao Addepalli and Gaurav Mehta.
Invesco and OFI Global China has also enclosed the relevant declarations and information required from each of the proposed Independent Directors, which is required while seeking approval from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) while making changes.
''Accordingly, we request that the company submit an application with the MIB seeking approval for the appointment of the Proposed Independent Directors at the earliest,'' the investment firms said.
In July 2019, Subhash Chandra-led Essel Group had roped in existing investor Invesco Oppenheimer to raise its stake in flagship Zee Entertainment Enterprises by another 11 per cent for Rs 4,224 crore.
As of June 2021 quarter, the promoter shareholding in the company stood at 3.99 per cent.
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- Ashok Kurien
- Naina Krishna
- Srinivasa Rao Addepalli
- Independent Directors
- Non-Executive Non-Independent Directors
- Ministry of Information
- Gaurav Mehta
- Punit Goenka
- OFI Global China Fund LLC
- Manish Chokhani
- Aruna Sharma
- Invesco Developing Markets Fund
- Zee Entertainment Enterprise Ltd
- Rohan Dhamija
- Invesco Oppenheimer Developing Markets Fund