Share buyback and revamp of disclosure norms on Sebi board's agenda

New framework proposes enhancing amount companies can repurchase vis-a-vis free reserves



Khushboo Tiwari Mumbai
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), at its board meeting on December 20, may clear proposals for revamping the buyback process, giving fillip to disclosure norms, and strengthening governance at market infrastructure institutions, said people in the know.

The new framework proposes to cut the time taken for completion of buybacks, enhance the amount companies can repurchase vis-a-vis their free reserves and reduce the cooling-off period between two buybacks.

Sebi’s proposal includes phasing out open-market share buybacks through stock exchanges and removing the maximum limit of 15 per cent of the paid-up capital, with effect from April 1, 2025. To achieve this, a gliding path has been proposed through which the time period for completion of buyback offer

First Published: Dec 19 2022 | 11:46 AM IST

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