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Tata Sons calls EGM on February 6 to oust Cyrus Mistry as Director

After ousting him as Chairman, Tata Sons has called Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on February 6 to remove Cyrus Mistry as director from the company’s board.

India TV Business Desk, New Delhi [Published on:06 Jan 2017, 12:56 PM IST]
File pic of Cyrus Mistry
File pic of Cyrus Mistry

After ousting him as Chairman, Tata Sons has called Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on February 6 to remove Cyrus Mistry as director from the company’s board.

"Subsequent to his replacement, Mistry has made certain unsubstantiated allegations, which cast aspersions not only on Tata Sons Limited and its board of directors, but also on the Tata Group as a whole. Internal communications, including confidential, were made public. Mistry's conduct has caused enormous harm to the Tata Group and its stakeholders, including employees and shareholders," Tata Sons said in a note for EGM. 

The ousted chairman's conduct, it said, ‘resulted in significant erosion of the market value of the Tata group companies, which has consequently resulted in harm to Tata Sons Limited and indirectly losses to its shareholders’.

The notice said that continuation of Mistry as a Director of Tata Sons is untenable and therefore, he should be removed. 

The resolution, which has been moved for his removal, said, "The board of Tata Sons Ltd is of the view that the integrity of the board proceedings is being jeopardised by Mistry's continuation as a Director and the confidentiality of the board decisions and proceedings cannot be ensured as the documents presented to the board have been leaked and made public in a distorted and untruthful manner." 

Tata Sons had abruptly removed Mistry as its Chairman on October 24 and sought his ouster from operating companies like Tata Motors and TCS. Mistry subsequently resigned from the board of six companies, but dragged Tata Sons and his interim successor Ratan Tata to the National Company Law Tribunal. 

With PTI Inputs