Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2020

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA

NOTIFICATION

Mumbai, the 1st July, 2020

Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2020

No. SEBI/LAD-NRO/GN/2020/21 ─ 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 (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2018, namely:-

1. These regulations may be called the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2020.

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, 2018,-

I. After regulation 164 A, the following new regulation shall be inserted, namely,-

“Optional pricing in preferential issue

164B. (1) In case of frequently traded shares, the price of the equity shares to be allotted pursuant to the preferential issue shall be determined by regulation 164 or regulation 164B, as opted for.

(2) The price of the equity shares to be allotted pursuant to the preferential issue shall not be less than the higher of the following:

(a) the average of the weekly high and low of the volume weighted average price of the related equity shares quoted on the recognised stock exchange during the twelve weeks preceding the relevant date; or

(b) the average of the weekly high and low of the volume weighted average prices of the related equity shares quoted on a recognised stock exchange during the two weeks preceding the relevant date.

(3) Specified securities allotted on a preferential basis using the pricing method determined under sub-regulation (2) shall be locked-in for a period of three years.

(4) The pricing method determined at sub-regulation (2) shall be availed in case of allotment by preferential issue made between July 01, 2020 or from the date of notification of this regulation, whichever is later and December 31, 2020.

(5) All allotments arising out of the same shareholders approval shall follow the same pricing method.”

Sd/-
AJAY TYAGI
CHAIRMAN
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE BOARD OF INDIA

Footnotes:

1. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2018 was published in the Gazette of India on September 11, 2018, vide notification No. SEBI/LAD-NRO/GN/2018/31.

2. The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2018 was subsequently amended on –

(a) December 31, 2018 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations, 2018, vide notification No. SEBI/LAD-NRO/GN/2018/57.

(b) March 29, 2019 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations, 2019, vide notification No. SEBI/LAD-NRO/GN/2019/05.

(c) April 5, 2019 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2019, vide notification No. SEBI/LAD-NRO/GN/2019/08.

(d) July 29, 2019 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2019, vide notification No. SEBI/LAD-NRO/GN/2019/29.

(e) September 23, 2019 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2019, vide notification No. SEBI/LAD-NRO/GN/2019/35.

(f) December 06, 2019 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Fifth Amendment) Regulations, 2019, vide notification No. SEBI/LAD-NRO/GN/2019/42.

(g) December 26, 2019 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Sixth Amendment) Regulations, 2019, vide notification No. SEBI/LAD-NRO/GN/2019/47.

(h) January 01, 2020 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Seventh Amendment) Regulations, 2019, vide notification No. SEBI/LAD-NRO/GN/2020/01.

(i) May 08, 2020 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Payment of Fees) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020, vide notification No. SEBI/LADNRO/GN/2020/11.

(j) April 17, 2020 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Regulatory Sandbox) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020 vide notification No. SEBI/LADNRO/GN/2020/10.

(k) June 16, 2020 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations, 2020, vide notification No. SEBI/LAD-NRO/GN/2020/17.

(l) June 22, 2020 by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2020, vide notification No. SEBI/LAD-NRO/GN/2020/18.

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