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Manner of Achieving Minimum Public Shareholding

SEBI vide Circular No. CIR/CFD/CMD/14/2015 dated 30th November, 2015; pursuant to Regulations 38 of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 provides that the listed entity shall comply with minimum public shareholding requirements in the manner as specified by the Board from time to time.

2. In order to achieve the minimum level of public shareholding specified in Rule 19(2)(b) and/or Rule 19A of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957, the Listed Entity shall adopt any of the following methods :-

  • Issuance of shares to public through prospectus;
  • Offer for sale of shares held by promoters to public through prospectus;
  • Sale of shares held by promoters through the secondary market in terms of SEBI circular CIR/MRD/DP/05/2012 dated February 1, 2012;
  • Institutional Placement Programme (IPP) in terms of Chapter VIIIA of SEBI (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2009;
  • Rights Issue to public shareholders, with promoter/promoter group shareholders forgoing their entitlement to equity shares, that may arise from such issue;
  • Bonus Issues to public shareholders, with promoter/promoter group shareholders forgoing their entitlement to equity shares, that may arise from such issue;
  • Any other method as may be approved by SEBI on a case to case basis. For this purpose, the listed entities may approach SEBI with appropriate details. SEBI would endeavor to communicate its decision within 30 days from the date of receipt of the proposal or the date of receipt of additional information as sought from the company.

The said Circular is effective from 01.12.2015

The copy of the issued Circular No. can be accessed at the following link: SEBI Circular No. CIR-CFD-CMD-14-2015 dated 30.11.2015

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