While the stage is getting set for the upcoming LIC IPO, media reports have started coming out making some important and critical claims. These reports are from credible sources to media agencies which unleashed some critically important information on the condition of anonymity. According to a report published by INdia’s leading news agency ANI, the price band for the much-awaited Initial Public Offering (IPO) of India’s largest insurance company, Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), has been set at Rs 902-Rs 949 per share.
A discount of Rs 45 has been set for retail and employees, while the bid lot size has been fixed for 15 shares per lot, sources told ANI.
According to the sources, LIC has decided to give a discount to policyholders of the company. “A discount of Rs 60 per share has been set for the policyholders of LIC.”
On April 23, 2022, the LIC board gave its nod to cut down the issue size to 3.5 per cent from 5 per cent due to the market condition. A proposal to reduce the size of LIC’s IPO to 3.5 per cent from 5 per cent proposed in its draft red herring prospectus (DRHP) was tabled and approved at a board meeting held on Saturday.
A total of 22.13 crore shares will be offered in this IPO. Out of the total shares, 10 per cent or 2.21 crore shares are reserved for the policyholders.
LIC’s IPO is to open on May 4 and close on May 9, sources told ANI.
Last month, market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) approved the initial public offering proposal of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).
The company has filed the Draft Red Herring Prospectus with the market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).
It has time until May 12 to launch the IPO. If it is not done by May 12, the company would be required to file fresh papers with the market regulator.
The government had initially wanted to list LIC in the last financial year that ended March 31 but had to delay the sale after the Russia-Ukraine war triggered a market rout.