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Hero Honda executes licensing pact, paves way for Honda exit

Line workers assemble bikes at the Hero Honda Motors Haridwar Plant. File photo   | Photo Credit: R_V_Moorthy

Hero Honda Motors Ltd today said it has executed a final binding licensing agreement with Japan’s Honda Motor Co.

The licensing agreement paves the way for the Japanese company to exit Hero Honda Motors, its joint venture with the Munjals-promoted Hero Group.

The agreement pertains to the existing and new products that Hero Honda Motors will offer in the Indian market once the sale of the Japanese firm’s stake to Hero Group is concluded.

Hero Honda is a 26-year-old JV between the Hero Group and Honda Motor Co, with each partner holding a 26 per cent stake.

As per their agreement, the Hero Group will buy Honda Motor’s 26 per cent stake in Hero Honda.

The licensing agreement, which was executed last week, is in line with the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) approved by their respective boards of directors on December 16, 2010, Hero Honda Motors said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).

Meanwhile, shares of Hero Honda were trading at Rs. 1,746.50 on the BSE, down 0.54 per cent from the previous close, in early trade today.


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