"In two companies where promoters holding is close to 25 per cent stake would be increased to 40 per cent in three years," chairman B K Birla said on the sidelines of the AGM of Century Enka.
The promoters' holding in Century Enka is 24.5 per cent and Kesoram 26.36 per cent as on March 2009. Promoter holding in Mangalam Timber and Mangalam Cement were Rs 29.88 per cent and 27.07 per cent, respectively, according to stock exchange filings.
Birla said it was advisable to increase promoter holding in all group companies to half (50 per cent) of company shares.
There was above 50 per cent holding only in Century Extrusion. Birla promoters held 40.32 per cent in Century Textiles and Industries and 41.86 per cent in Jayshree Tea and Industies.