Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) promoters, Tata Sons and Tata Investment Corporation Ltd, intend to participate in the IT service major's Rs 18,000 crore buyback offer by tendering about 2.88 crore shares, according to a regulatory filing.
On Wednesday, the TCS Board approved an upto Rs 18,000 crore buyback offer entailing 4 crore shares at Rs 4,500 apiece.
According to a postal ballot notice by the company, the remote e-voting period will commence on January 14, 2022 and end on February 12, 2022.
The results of the postal ballot will be announced on February 15, 2022, it added.
As per the document, Tata Sons and Tata Investment Corporation Ltd., promoter companies of TCS, also intend to participate in the buyback offer.
Tata Sons, which holds about 266.91 crore shares, intends to tender 2.88 crore shares, while Tata Investment Corporation Limited (which holds 10,23,685 shares) intends to tender 11,055 shares, it added.
The previous buyback of TCS, worth about Rs 16,000 crore, opened on December 18, 2020, and closed on January 1, 2021, in which group holding firm Tata Sons had tendered shares worth Rs 9,997.5 crore. At that time, over 5.33 crore equity shares were bought at that time (offer price was Rs 3,000 apiece) and out of that total, Tata Sons' 3,33,25,118 shares were accepted under the buyback offer.
As per the postal ballot detailed in Thursday’s stock exchange filing, promoter companies held 72.19 percent of the shares in TCS as on January 12, 2022.
It added that the offer price of Rs 4,500 per share represents a premium of 18.21 percent and 18.19 percent over the closing price of the equity shares on the BSE and NSE, respectively, as on Thursday, January 6, 2022.