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SEBI - Relaxations relating to procedural matters –Issues and Listing


 Notice Date : 22 April 2021

Securities and Exchange Board of India

CIRCULAR

SEBI/HO/CFD/DIL2/CIR/P/2021/552

April 22, 2021

To
All Registered Merchant Bankers
All Recognized Stock Exchanges
All Registered Registrars to an Issue
All Self Certified Syndicate Banks
All listed entities
All entities who propose to list the specified securities

Dear Sir/Madam,

Sub: Relaxations relating to procedural matters – Issues and Listing.

1. SEBI vide Circular no. SEBI/HO/CFD/DIL2/CIR/P/2020/78 dated May 6, 2020, granted one time relaxations from strict enforcement of certain regulations of SEBI (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2018, pertaining to Rights Issue opening upto July 31, 2020.

2. Based on the representations received from the market participants, the validity of these relaxations was further extended for Rights Issues opening up to December 31, 2020, vide SEBI Circular No. SEBI/HO/CFD/DIL1/CIR/P/2020/136 dated July 24, 2020.

3. The relaxation mentioned in point (iv) of the Circular no. SEBI/HO/CFD/DIL2/CIR/P/2020/78 dated May 6, 2020, was further extended for Rights Issues opening up to March 31, 2021, vide SEBI Circular No. SEBI/HO/CFD/DIL1/CIR/P/2021/13 dated January 19, 2021.

4. To ease and facilitate investors, the relaxation mentioned in point (iv) of the Circular no. SEBI/HO/CFD/DIL2/CIR/P/2020/78 dated May 6, 2020, is further extended and shall be applicable for Rights Issues opening up to September 30, 2021, provided that the issuer along with the Lead Manager(s) shall continue to comply with point (v) of the Circular no. SEBI/HO/CFD/DIL2/CIR/P/2020/78 dated May 6, 2020.

5. In respect to mechanism and compliance requirements at point (iv) and (v) of the Circular no. SEBI/HO/CFD/DIL2/CIR/P/2020/78 dated May 6, 2020, the issuer along with Lead Manager(s), Registrar, and other recognized intermediaries (as incorporated in the mechanism) shall also ensure the following:

a. Refund for un-allotted / partial allotted application shall be completed on or before T+1 day (T: Basis of allotment day).

b. Registrar to the issue, shall ensure that all data with respect to refund instructions is error free to avoid any technical rejections. Further, in case of any technical rejection of refund instruction, same shall be addressed promptly.

6. This circular is issued in exercise of powers conferred by Section 11(1) read with Section 1 1A of the Securities and Exchange Board of India Act, 1992 read with Regulations 299 and 300 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2018, to protect the interests of investors in securities and to promote the development of, and to regulate the securities market.

7. A copy of this circular is available on SEBI website at sebi.gov.in under the categories “Legal Framework/Circulars”.

Yours faithfully,

Rajesh K Dangeti
Chief General Manager
Corporation Finance Department
rajeshkd@sebi.gov.in

 










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