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We were incorporated as Birla Communications Limited on March 14, 1995 and granted a certificate of commencement of business on August 11, 1995.

Our registered office was in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Our name was changed to Birla AT&T Communications Limited on May 30, 1996 following the execution of a joint venture agreement dated December 5, 1995 between AT&T Corporation and Grasim Industries Limited pursuant to which the Aditya Birla Group held 51% of our Equity Share capital and AWS Group held 49% of our Equity Share capital. Our registered office was transferred from Industry House, 1st Floor, 159 Church Gate Reclamation, Mumbai 400 020, Maharashtra to Suman Tower, Plot No. 18, Sector 11, Gandhinagar 382011 Gujarat on October 22, 1996. With effect from January 1, 2001 following our merger with Tata Cellular Limited the joint venture agreement between AT&T Corporation and Grasim Industries Limited dated December 5, 1995 was replaced by a shareholders agreement dated December 15, 2000 entered into between Grasim Industries Limited on behalf of the Aditya Birla Group, Tata Industries Limited on behalf of the Tata Group and AT&T Wireless Services Inc. on behalf of the AWS Group following which our name was changed to Birla Tata AT&T Limited on November 6, 2001. Consequent to the introduction of the “Idea” brand, our name was changed to Idea Cellular Limited on May 1, 2002. The AWS Group exited from the Company on September 28, 2005 by selling 371,780,740 Equity Shares of the Company, which constituted 50% of the holding of AT&T Cellular Private Limited in our equity share capital, to ABNL and by transferring the remaining 371,780,750 Equity Shares to Tata Industries Limited. The Tata Group ceased to be a shareholder of the Company on June 20, 2006 when Tata Industries Limited and Apex Investments (Mauritius) Holding Private Limited (formerly known as AT&T Cellular Private Limited) sold all their shares in the Company to the Aditya Birla Group. On October 26, 2006, P5 Asia Investments (Mauritius) Limited (“P5 Asia”) acquired 14.60% of our Equity Share capital. Under a Governance and Exit Rights Agreement dated October 23, 2006 between P5 Asia, ABNL and Birla TMT, so long as an initial public offering has not occurred and P5 Asia holds no less than 10% of our Equity Shares,

(iv) increasing our authorized or issued share capital. 6. any IPO of our Equity Shares requires P5 Asia’s written consent. in any such IPO.ABNL and Birla TMT are required to procure that (a) our Company and its Subsidiaries shall not take or pursue any of the following actions without P5 Asia’s prior consent (such consent to be obtained in a board and/or shareholders resolution) including in respect of (i) any merger with. 2006 to ABNL and Birla TMT. Delhi. either directly or through our Subsidiaries. By its letters dated December 2. Kerala. acquisition of. or amalgamation or consolidation with another company or business. Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh Circles pursuant to licenses issued by the DoT. provide mobile services in the Andhra Pradesh.800 million. We. or (v) entering into a joint venture and (b) our Company makes available to P5 Asia certain financial information relating to our Company and its Subsidiaries such as monthly management accounts. (iii) entering into a new line of business. Haryana. P5 Asia has the right to offer for sale such number of Equity Shares representing up to 10% of the total Equity Shares which are held by it. and have recently launched services and as such are in the process of fully rolling-out our network in the Uttar Pradesh (East). Mr. Madhiya Pradesh. P5 Asia also has a right to appoint one director to our Board so long as it holds at least 10% of our total issued and outstanding Equity Shares. and. MAJOR EVENTS MAJOR EVENTS The chronology of key events of the Company from incorporation is set out below: . (ii) assuming or permitting to exist any borrowings or indebtedness in the nature of borrowings if the amount of all such borrowings of our Company and its Subsidiaries would exceed Rs. quarterly unconsolidated balance sheet and profit and loss account and the annual audited consolidated balance sheets and profit and loss accounts. further. Biswajit Subramanian has been appointed to our Board by P5 Asia pursuant to the exercise of the above right. P5 Asia has given its written consent for the Issue and has confirmed that it does not intend to offer for sale any of the Equity Shares held by it in such Issue. In addition. Gujarat. Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh (West) Circles.

Commenced commercial operations in Delhi Circle . thereby acquiring original license for the Andhra Pradesh Circle 2001: Acquired RPG Cellular Limited and consequently the license for the Madhya Pradesh (including Chattisgarh) Circle Changed name to Birla Tata AT&T Limited 2001: Obtained license for providing GSM-based services in the Delhi Circle following the fourth operator GSM license bidding process 2002: Changed name to Idea Cellular Limited and launched “Idea” brand name .1995: Incorporated as Birla Communications Limited Obtained licenses for providing GSM-based services in the Gujarat and Maharashtra Circles following the original GSM license bidding process 1996: Changed name to Birla AT&T Communications Limited following joint venture between Grasim Industries and AT&T Corporation 1997: Commenced operations in the Gujarat and Maharashtra Circles 1999: Migrated to revenues share license fee regime under New Telecommunications Policy (“NTP”) 2000: Merged with Tata Cellular Limited.

Acquired Escotel Mobile Communications Limited (subsequently renamed as Idea Mobile Communications Limited) Reached the four million subscriber mark First operator in India to commercially launch EDGE services 2005: -Reached the five million subscriber mark -Turned profit positive -Won an award for the “Bill Flash” service at the GSM Association Awards in Barcelona. Reached the one million subscriber mark 2003: Reached the two million subscriber mark 2004: Completed debt restructuring for the then existing debt facilities and additional funding for the Delhi Circle. Spain Sponsored the International Indian Film Academy Awards -Sponsored the International Indian Film Academy Awards 2006: -Became part of the Aditya Birla Group subsequent to the TATA Group transferring its entire shareholding in the Company to the Aditya Birla Group -Acquired Escorts Telecommunications Limited (subsequently renamed as Idea Telecommunications Limited) -Restructuring of debt -Launch of the New Circles ..

Orissa. West Bengal. 2007 -Won an award for the CARE service in the Best Billing or Customer Care Solution at the GSM Association Awards in Barcelona. 28. Dr.Independent Director (Additional Director) 2. -Received Letter of Intent from the DoT for a new UAS License for the Bihar -Circle through Aditya Birla Telecom Limited.Idea Cellular Ltd has informed that the Board of Directors of the Company at its meeting held on October 20. Kolkata. North East and Jammu & Kashmir . agreed to transfer its entire shareholding in Aditya Birla Telecom Limited to the Company for the consideration of Rs. Tamil Nadu & Chennai. pursuant to a letter dated November 22. R C Bhargava . inter alia. P Murari .Independent Director . the parent of Aditya -Birla Telecom Limited. Spain -Initial Public Offering aggregating to Rs. Mr. 2006. ABNL.Non Executive Director (Nominee of TM International Bhd). has appointed the following persons as Directors on the Board of the Company: 1. Karnataka. Mr. Hans Wijayasuriya .187 million and Listing of Equity Shares on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange -Merger of seven subsidiaries with Idea Cellular Limited -Reached the twenty million subscriber mark 2008 . 2008.-Reached the 10 million subscriber mark -Received Letter of Intent from the DoT for a new UAS License for the Mumbai Circle.(Additional Director) 3. 100 million. -Idea acquired 9 licences for Punjab. Assam.

It is a leading GSM mobile services operator in India with 67 million subscribers. Andhra.fastest growing mobile operator in the world’s fastest growing telecom market 5. Kumar Mangalam Birla is the chairman of the group.-Acquired Spice Communications with the operating circles of Punjab and Karnataka -Launched services in Mumbai metro in the largest single metro city launch. UP. After an Initial Public Offering on the Indian Stock Markets. Idea Cellular now accounts for a third of the group's market capitalization. Kumar Mangalam Birla and the managing director is Mr. which holds 98.611. Sanjeev Aga. AT&T and the Tata [13] Idea Cellular started off as a joint venture with the Group. group.872 -Idea becomes a pan-India operator -Emerging Company of the Year . Idea offers both prepaid and post paid services. Idea Cellular Idea Cellular is part of the Aditya Birla Group and has bagged fifth position with a revenue of Rs 11. The company's footprint at present covers around 45% of the population of India and more than 50% of the telecom market. ever -Launched services in Bihar 2009 -Subscriber base as on December 31. Chattisgarh. Maharashtra. The Company Idea Cellular is the leading mobile services GSM operator in the country.9 billion). Kerala. The chairman of the company is Mr. Delhi. Idea Cellular Limited has the license to provide services in 11 telecom circles in the country. The company is headquartered in Mumbai and has pan-India operations. However the stakes of the remaining partners was eventually acquired by the group. 2009: 57. It is a pan-India operator with services being made available in all parts of the country. and Madhya Pradesh. Haryana. . The Company Idea Cellular Limited is the only cellular operator in India to launch EDGE and GPRS.3% stake in the company. Gujarat. dea Cellular started its operations in 1995 and is under the Aditya Birla Group. Idea was the first cellular service provider to launch General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) and Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) in the country. Uttaranchal.West. The telecom circles where the Company Idea Cellular has operations are Goa. The Company Idea Cellular Limited is one of the telephony wireless companies that functions in many states in India. is now owned by Aditya Birla Group.390 crore (Rs 113.Pradesh.

Lifelong offer.116 Haryana .328. Idea Cellular in call management services offers various services to its customers such as call conference.799 The Company Idea Cellular Limited has won the GSM Association Award in the category of Bill Flash. And so in the future also.774 Kerala . The Company Idea Cellular Limited has offered revolutionary tariff plans to its customers such as Lifetime Idea. value added services.834. call divert. The number of telecom circles where the company operates has increased with this acquisition and thus it has helped the company to have a pan India presence. Idea Cellular Company offers various services to its customers that includes prepaid and post paid mobile services. .1.780 Gujarat .Idea Cellular Limited was the 1st cellular company in the country to launch the scheme of music messaging with background tones. The Company Idea Cellular is also planning to upgrade its network that will ensure that the best quality of service is provided to its customers.807. The company also offers roaming.1.2.235. and Outdoing 2 Minutes Free. and call management services to its customers.482. Super Power. cellular jockey. which covers more than 530 cities in the country and also in around 80 countries across the world.786 Rajasthan . The company is the 1st cellular operator in the country who has won an award on such a big platform. Idea Cellular has become the topmost company in the telecom sector in India on the basis of the quality of its services. and group talk. CLIP. Idea Cellular Limited in order to expand even more has acquired the Company Escotel in 2004. the company must continue to provide its customers with better facilities for this will help the company to grow and prosper. and call wait facilities. Women's Card.330 Maharashtra .737. itemized bill.982 Madhya Pradesh . The Company Idea Cellular also provides it customers with the facility that they can pay their mobile bills on line through the company's website.715.1. As the company provides the best services to its customers. The company was also the 1st to launch mobile email services and voice portal. The subscriber bases of Idea Cellular in various states of India are:        Andhra Pradesh . CLIR. The company provides roaming facility to its customers who is very efficient for the company has a very wide network. the subscriber base of the company has increased at a very rapid pace.1.

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