Three-year disclosure must for promoter share transfer: Sebi

Dec 07 2012, 14:54 IST
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Sebi has said that disclosure as promoters in the shareholding pattern filing is a must for at least three years to get the exemption from open offer.  (Reuters) Sebi has said that disclosure as promoters in the shareholding pattern filing is a must for at least three years to get the exemption from open offer. (Reuters)
SummaryThis will ensure an open offer for public investors is not triggered, Sebi has said.

than three years. Kailash Gupta is the promoter/shareholder of the company since October 3, 2005 and Ajay Gupta is the promoter/shareholder of the company since December 23, 2006," it said.

After studying the company's arguments, Sebi said the relevant regulations clearly state that the promoters can transfer shares amongst themselves only if three conditions are fulfilled, the first being the persons named as promoters in the shareholding pattern filed by the target company in terms of the listing agreement for a continuous period of three years prior to the proposed acquisition.

"Since the company was listed in October 2010 only, the shareholding pattern in terms of the listing agreement is available only for two years. Thus, prima facie the promoters do not qualify for the inter-se transfer since they are not complying with one of the pre-requisites (mentioned as the first condition)," Sebi said.

The regulator, however, clarified that its position is based on the information furnished by the company in reference to the present case and different facts or conditions might lead to a different result.

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