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Tata Sons to divest 1 pc stake in TTML by June 4

Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Ltd (TTML) said its promoter Tata Sons will sell one per cent stake, comprising 1.89 crore shares, in the company by June 4.

twitter-logo PTI   Mumbai     Last Updated: May 21, 2013  | 07:45 IST

Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Ltd (TTML) on Monday said its promoter Tata Sons will sell one per cent stake , comprising 1.89 crore shares, in the company by June 4.

Last week, Tata Sons had cancelled the offer for sale of shares to divest 2.72 per cent stake in the company that was aimed at meeting the minimum public shareholding norms.

"Tata Sons Limited who is a promoter of the company proposes to disinvest its shareholding... total number of shares proposed to be disinvested is 1,89,71,968 equity shares of the company (representing 1 per cent of the total equity shares of the company," TTML said in a filing to the BSE.

The filing added disinvestment is proposed to be completed by June 4, 2013.

The firm had announced that Tata Sons will sell 51,623,679 shares representing 2.72 per cent of the equity capital of the company on May 17.

As per the BSE, promoters currently hold 77.72 per cent stake in the company while 22.28 per cent is held by public.

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) norms require all listed private sector companies to have at least 25 per cent public shareholding by June 30.

The SEBI has recently relaxed norms for TTMLs offer for sale of shares by promoters.

The SEBI has communicated to the company about the relaxations which include "two successive offers (for sale of shares) with a gap of minimum three days" while relaxing the restrictions with respect to 12-week cool-off period.

The regulator has also relaxed the maximum allocation limit of 25 per cent of the size of the offer for sale to a single investor.

Shares of TTML closed at Rs 9.70 apiece, up 19.75 per cent on the BSE.

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