The SEBI (Disclosure & Investor Protection) Guidelines amended on 24th February 2009 and click here to download the amended full SEBI (DIP) Guidelines, 2009 @ http://www.sebi.gov.in/guide/dip2009.pdf
Major highlights by of Cool CS:
- Timelimit for bonus issue reduced to 15/60 days from the date of Board meeting [erstwhile 6 months] <LI style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">Enhanced the period of validity of observation letter issued by SEBI to 12 months [erstwhile 3 months] <LI style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">Floor price or price band can be announced after registration of RHP with RoC but 2 working days before issue opens <LI style="TEXT-JUSTIFY: inter-ideograph; MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">Enhanced the upfront amount payable on Preferntial allotment from 10 to 25%
Opening of Public Issue
An issue shall open within 12 months from the date of issuance of the observation letter by SEBI, if any or within 3 months from the 31st day from the date of filing of the draft offer document with SEBI, if no observation letter is issued.
Requirement of filing updated offer document
File an updated offer document with SEBI, highlighting all changes made in the document and in case of 'significant changes' in the offer document, it shall be filed with SEBI atleast 1 month before filing final prospectus with RoC/SE;
Change in Timelines of Bonus Issue
Shall be completed WITHIN 60 days from the Date of Board Resolution, where-in bonus was announced subject to Shareholders approval OR WITHIN 15 days from the Date of Board Resolution authorising such issue. Once resolved, the board shall not have the option of changing the decision.
Option not to disclose the floor price or price band
Where the issuer has not disclosed floor price or price band in prospectus filed with RoC/SE, it shall be disclosed atleast 2 working days before opening of the bid in case of IPO and atleast 1 working day before the opening of the bid in case of FPO, by way of an announcement in all thenewspapers in which the pre-issue advertisement was released by the issuer or the merchant banker;
Justification for Price in some cases
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