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Reliance Communication, Sistema in talks to merge telecom businesses

PTI 15 Jun 2015, 21:25:44 PM IST

New Delhi:  Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communication has said it is in talks with AFK Sistema to merge the Russian conglomerate's Indian telecom operations through a cashless stock swap.

"Reliance Communications (RCom) and AFK Sistema have entered into exclusive discussions on a potential merger between the Indian telecom business of Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd (SSTL) and RCom through a stock swap," the company said in a statement.

The discussions, it said, are "indicative and non-binding in nature, and remain subject to due diligence, definitive documentation and approvals, as may be necessary."

Also, there is no certainty that any transaction will result, the statement added.