The board of Tata Steel has recommended an issue of
bonus shares in the ratio of 1:2 This is subject to the
approval of the shareholders at the annual general meeting
of the company on July 22.
Steel had last offered bonus shares in 1987-1988 in the
ratio of 2:5. According to a senior company official,
steel industry had faced tough times in the recent past.
But in the last two years, the industry
as well as Tata Steel had benefited from the upturn in
steel prices. Improved profitability resulting in better
cash flows prompted the company to offer a bonus share