The board of IT major HCL Technologies on Thursday approved the buy back of upto 3,63,63,636 equity shares of Rs 2 face value at Rs 1,100 per share for about Rs 4,000 crore. The buy-back size is “14.83 per cent and 11.59 per cent, of the fully paid-up equity share capital and free reserves (including securities premium account)”, the company said in a regulatory filing at the BSE.
On July 9, the company had informed the stock exchange that the board of directors would consider the buy back in its meeting on Thursday (July 12).
“The buy-back size (Rs 4,000 crore) does not include any expenses for the buy-back, like filing fees payable to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), advisors` fees, public announcement publication expenses, printing and dispatch expenses, transaction costs,” the filing on Thursday said.
It added: “The buy-back is proposed to be made from the shareholders of the company on a proportionate basis, through the `tender offer` route as prescribed under the SEBI (Buy Back of Securities) Regulations, 1998.”
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On Thursday, share price of HCL Technologies on the BSE closed at Rs 1,005.30, higher by Rs 10.25 per 1.03 per cent from its previous close.