SAO PAULO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - The board of Brazilian telecoms company Oi SA has approved a proposed restructuring plan in which fees it pays to creditors in return for a capital injection will not be paid beforehand, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.
Brazilian telecoms regulator Anatel had previously criticized the structure of a capital raise proposed by the board, in which fees would be paid before the actual capital injection occurred, sources with knowledge of the matter said.
The board also approved a plan modifying the structure of the proposed capital injection. The amount raised from creditors could be as high as 5.5 billion reais ($1.7 billion), and if shareholders agree to join the capital raise, the total amount could reach up to 8 billion reais.
$1 = 3.2226 reais Reporting by Gram Slattery; Editing by Susan Thomas