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ZEE withdraws merger implementation application from NCLT

Decision taken by the Board after seeking appropriate legal advice and reviewing the action-oriented steps implemented by the management.

ZEE  Entertainment Enterprises (ZEE) will withdraw the merger implementation application filed before the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), Mumbai bench.

The step taken by the Company to withdraw the implementation application is based on the advice received by the Board after a detailed consultation with legal experts.

The implementation application was filed by ZEE on 24th January 2024, seeking directions on the implementation of the Composite Scheme of Arrangement between ZEE, Culver Max Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and Bangla Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.

This decision to withdraw the implementation application will enable the Company to continue to aggressively pursue all its claims against Sony in the ongoing arbitration proceedings at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and in other forums.

R. Gopalan, Chairman, ZEE said, “The immediate priority for the Company is to focus on performance and achieve its targeted goals for the future. We have reviewed the key steps taken by the management over the last few months that are result-oriented, and we believe that the Company is well poised to chart a stronger growth trajectory."

"Hence, after seeking an independent legal opinion, the Board has advised the management of the Company to withdraw the implementation application filed before the Hon’ble NCLT. The Board remains focused towards maximizing shareholder value, strengthening the Company’s claims in arbitration and enabling the Company to explore strategic opportunities.”

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