Hindalco Industries 1:3 Rights Issue

Hindalco Industries Ltd has informed us that the Company at its meeting held on June 20, 2008, has approved the issue of Equity Shares for an amount not exceeding Rs 5000 Crores to the existing Shareholders on rights basis (“Rights Issue”) to part finance the acquisition of Novelis Inc. The Share Ratio for the Rights issue will be 1:3, i.e. one right of Re 1 each for every three equity shares of Re 1 each held by the shareholder as on the Record Date to be announced later. The price per share for the Rights Issue would be decided by the Board and announced at a later date.