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SEBI (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2015

These regulations may be called the SEBI (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2015. 2. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA

EXTRAORDINARY

PART – III – SECTION 4

PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY

NEW DELHI, MAY 05, 2015

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA

NOTIFICATION

Mumbai, the 5thof May, 2015

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA

(ISSUE OF CAPITAL AND DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS)

(SECOND AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2015

No.SEBI-NRO/OIAE/GN/2015-16/003.─ In exercise of the powers conferred by 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 (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2009, namely:-

1.    These regulations may be called the SEBI (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2015.

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 (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2009, in regulation 70, after sub-regulation (4), the following shall be inserted, namely, –

“(5)Conversion of debt into equity under strategic debt restructuring scheme -The provisions of this Chapter shall not apply where the preferential issue of equity shares is made to the consortium of banks and financial institutions pursuant to conversion of their debt, as part of the strategic debt restructuring scheme in accordance with the guidelines specified by the Reserve Bank of India, subject to the following conditions:

(a) conversion price shall be determined in accordance with the guidelines specified by the Reserve Bank of India for strategic debt restructuring scheme, which shall not be less than the face value of the equity shares;

(b) conversion price shall be certified by two independent qualified valuers, and for this purpose ‘valuer’ shall have the same meaning as assigned to it under clause (r) of sub-regulation (1) of regulation 2 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Sweat Equity) Regulations, 2002;

(c) equity shares so allotted shall be locked-in for a period of one year from the date of trading approval:

Provided that for the purposes of transferring the control, the consortium of banks and financial institutions may transfer their shareholding to an entity before completion of the lock-in period subject to continuation of the lock-in on such shares for the remaining period with the transferee;

(d) applicable provisions of Companies Act, 2013 are complied with, including the requirement of special resolution.

(6) The provisions of this Chapter shall not apply when any other secured lenders opt to join the strategic debt restructuring scheme in accordance with the guidelines specified by the Reserve Bank of India and convert their debt into equity share in accordance with sub-regulation (5). “

U.K. SINHA
CHAIRMAN
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA

Footnote:

1. The SEBI (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2009 were published in the Gazette of India on 26th August, 2009 vide No. LA D-N RO/GN/2009-10/15/174471.

2.  The SEBI (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2009 were subsequently amended on:-

(1)      11th December, 2009 by Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations, 2009 vide No. LAD-N RO/GN/2009-10/23/186926.

(2)     1st January, 2010 by Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations, 2010 vide No. LAD-N RO/GN/2009-2010/25/189240.

(3) 8th January, 2010 by Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2010 vide No. LADN RO/GN/2009-10/26/190146.

(4)        13th April, 2010 by Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital   and Disclosure Requirements) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2010 vide No. LADNRO/GN/2010-11/03/1104.

(5)      12th November, 2010 by Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2010 vide No. LADNRO/GN/2010-11/19/26456.

(6)      29th April, 2011 by Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations, 2011 vide F. No. LADNRO/GN/2011-12/05/13907.

(7)  23rd September, 2011     by Securities and Exchange Board of India (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011 vide No. LAD‑N RO/GN/2011-12/24/30181.

(8)  23rd September, 2011 by Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2011 vide F. No. LADNRO/GN/2011- 12/25/30309.

(9) 30th January, 2012 by Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations, 2012 vide No. LAD-N RO/GN/2011-12/34/2499.

(10)  7th February, 2012 by Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2012 vide No. LAD-N RO/GN/2011-12/35/3186.

(11)  21st May, 2012 by Securities and Exchange Board of India (Alternative Investment Funds) Regulations, 2012 vide No. LAD-N RO/GN/2012-13/04/11262.

(12) 24th August, 2012 by Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2012 vide No. LADNRO/GN/2012-13/12/18951.

(13)    12th October, 2012 by Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2012 vide No. LADNRO/GN/2012-13/18/5391.

(14)    27th February, 2013 by Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements)(Amendment) Regulations, 2013 vide No. LAD-N RO/GN/2012-13/32/4947.

(15)    26th August, 2013 by Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements)(Second Amendment) Regulations, 2013 vide No. LAD-N RO/GN/2013-14/19/6422.

(16)    8th October, 2013 by Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing of Specified Securities on Institutional Trading Platform) Regulations, 2013 vide No. LAD-N RO/GN/2013-14/28/6720.

(17)    7th January, 2014 by Securities and Exchange Board of India (Foreign Portfolio Investors) Regulations, 2014 vide No. LAD-N RO/GN/2013-14/36/12.

(18)    4th February, 2014 by Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations, 2014 vide No. LAD-N RO/GN/2013-14/44/226.

(19)    23rd May, 2014 by Securities and Exchange Board of India (Payment of Fees) (Amendment) Regulations, 2014 vide No. LAD-N RO/GN/2014-15/03/1089.

(20)    25th August, 2014 by Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2014 vide No. LAD-N RO/GN/2014-15/06/1372.

(21) 24th March 2015 by Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations, 2015 vide No. LAD-N RO/GN/2014-15/24/538.

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