Daewoo Heavy Industries Co. shareholders approved a plan to split the firm into three companies, officials said. The plan will go into effect May 1. Under the plan, the company will split into shipbuilding firm Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., machinery maker Daewoo Heavy Industries
and Machinery Ltd. and Daewoo Heavy Industries Co. for the remaining operations.
Daewoo Heavy is among the 12 Daewoo Group firms put under a creditors-led debt restructuring program in late August last year, as the group was teetering on the brink of insolvency.