THE GAZETTE OF INDIA
EXTRAORDINARY
PART – III – SECTION 4
PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY
NEW DELHI, February 17, 2016
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA
NOTIFICATION
Mumbai, the 17th February, 2016

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

No. SEBI/LAD-NRO/GN/2015-16/035.─ In exercise of the powers conferred under section 30 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 (15 of 1992) read with section 13(8) and section 27(2) of the Companies Act, 2013, 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) (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, in regulation 3, after sub- regulation (3), the following sub- regulation shall be inserted, namely,-

“(4) Nothing contained in this regulation shall apply to acquisition of shares or voting rights of a company by the promoters or shareholders in control, in terms of the provisions of Chapter VI-A of Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2009.”

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. LAD-NRO/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-NRO/GN/2013-14/28/6720.

(c)  May 23, 2014 by the SEBI (Payment of Fees) (Amendment) Regulations, 2014 vide Notification No. LAD-NRO/GN/2014- 15/03/1089.

(d) March 24, 2015 by the SEBI (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) (Amendment) Regulations, 2015 vide No. LAD-NRO/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/LAD-NRO/OIAE/GN/20 15-16/004.

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

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

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