THE GAZETTE OF INDIA
EXTRAORDINARY
PART – III – SECTION 4
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY
NEW DELHI , May 25, 2016
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA
NOTIFICATION
Mumbai, the 25th May, 2016

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA (SUBSTANTIAL ACQUISITION OF SHARES AND TAKEOVERS) (SECOND AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2016

No. SEBI/ LAD-NRO/GN/2016-17/002.─In exercise of the powers conferred under section 30 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 (15 of 1992), the Board hereby makes the following Regulations to further amend the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011, namely:-

1. These regulations may be called the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2016.

2. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

3. In the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011, –

(I) In regulation 2, in sub-regulation (1),-

(1)  clause (ze) shall be re-numbered as clause (zf);

(2) after clause (zd) and before clause (zf) the following shall be inserted, namely,-

“(ze) “wilful defaulter” means any person who is categorized as a wilful defaulter by any bank or financial institution or consortium thereof, in accordance with the guidelines on wilful defaulters issued by the Reserve Bank of India and includes any person whose director, promoteror partneris categorized as such;”

(II) After regulation 6 and before regulation 7, the following shall be inserted, namely,-

“6A. Notwithstanding anything contained in these regulations, no person who is a wilful defaulter shall make a public announcement of an open offer for acquiring shares or enter into any transaction that would attract the obligation to make a public announcement of an open offer for acquiring shares under these regulations:

Provided that this regulation shall not prohibit the wilful defaulter from making a competing offer in accordance with regulation 20 of these regulations upon any other person making an open offer for acquiring shares of the target company.”

U.K. SINHA

CHAIRMAN

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA

Footnote:

1. The SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011 were published in the Gazette of India on 23rd September, 2011 vide No. LAD-NRO/GN/2011-12/24/30181.

2. The Principal Regulations were subsequently amended on:

(a) March 26, 2013 by the SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) (Amendment) Regulations, 2013 vide No. LA D-N RO/GN/2012-13/36/7368.

(b) October 8, 2013 by the SEBI (Listing of Specified Securities on Institutional Trading Platform) Regulations, 2013 vide No. LAD-N RO/GN/2013-14/28/6720.

(c) May 23, 2014 by the SEBI (Payment of Fees) (Amendment) Regulations, 2014 vide Notification No. LA D-N RO/GN/201 4-15/03/1089.

(d) March 24, 2015 by the SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) (Amendment) Regulations, 2015 vide No. LA D-N RO/GN/2014-15/28/542.

(e)  May 5, 2015 by the SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2015 vide No. SEBI/LA D-N RO/OIA E/GN/2015-16/004.

(f) August 14, 2015 by the SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2015 vide No. SEBI/LA D-N RO/GN/2015-16/009.

(g)  December 22, 2015 by the SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2015 vide No. SEBI/LA D-N RO/GN/2015-16/026.

(h) February 17, 2016 by the SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) (Amendment) Regulations, 2016 vide No. SEBI/LA D-N RO/GN/2015-16/035.

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