Buyback of shares

From where can I get details of companies proposing to buyback their shares? Listed companies are required to intimate the stock exchange of general meetings and resolutions passed thereof. Hence, information on companies proposing to buyback shares may be obtained from the stock exchanges. Also, when buyback offer document or public announcement is filed with SEBI, SEBI issues a press release and the offer document is put on the SEBI website under primary market page under the head "buyback". Am I compulsorily required to accept the buyback offer? No. The decision to accept or forgo the offer lies exclusively with you. How do I decide as to whether I should hold the shares or accept the offer? The decision as to whether you should hold your shares or accept the offer lies with you. However, you should read the letter of offer and take a decision in this regard after considering various factors such as the price of the offer, number of shares likely to be accepted under the offer etc. How do I tender my shares for buyback, in the tender offer method? The company will send you a tender/offer form. You will have to fill up the form as per the instructions of the company and enclose the documents asked for, by the company. How do I participate in the offer for buyback in case I do not receive the offer form? You can make an application on plain paper stating your folio number, name, address, number of shares held, share certificate number, distinctive numbers, number of shares tendered, together with the original share certificate and tender the same at the collection centres/registrars, as mentioned in the public announcement. Can I tender my shares for buyback if I am not a registered shareholder? Yes, provided you submit the duly executed transfer deed for transfer of shares in your name, along with the offer form and other relevant documents as required for transfer, if any. The same should be sent to the registrar to the buyback offer. What is the manner in which the company decides the acceptances from each shareholders? In case the shares of the company are tradeable compulsorily in demat segment, the acceptances from any investor shall be on a proportionate basis irrespective of the number of shares tendered in the buyback, and irrespective of whether shares are in physical or demat form. If the shares are not in compulsory demat segment, first the entire shares tendered being less than the minimum market lot shall be accepted in full. Thereafter, the acceptances will be on proportionate basis in a manner to ensure that the acceptances are in market lot. In such a case, a draw of lots shall be done, as in the case of public issues. When will the shareholders receive intimation about acceptance their shares? The company is required to send intimation to the tenderers within 15 days from the closure of the offer. When will the shareholders receive the consideration/the share certificate? The company is required to send the above, within 21 days from the closure of the buyback offer.


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