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  • What is SEBIís Role in an Issue?
    Any company making a public issue or a listed company making a rights issue of value of more than Rs.50 lakhs is required to file a draft offer document with SEBI for its observations. The company can proceed further on the issue only after getting observations from SEBI. The validity period of SEBIís observation letter is three months only ie. the company has to open its issue within three months period.
  • Where can I get a form for applying/ bidding for the shares?
    The form for applying/bidding of shares is available with all syndicate members, collection centers, the brokers to the issue and the bankers to the issue.
  • Is it compulsory for me to have a Demat Account?
    As per the requirement, all the public issues of size in excess of Rs.10 crore, are to made compulsorily in the demat more. Thus, if an investor chooses to apply for an issue that is being made in a compulsory demat mode, he has to have a demat account and has the responsibility to put the correct DP ID and Client ID details in the bid/application forms.
  • What are the dos and doníts for bidding / applying in the issue?
    The investors are generally advised to study all the material facts pertaining to the issue including the risk factors before considering any investment. They are strongly warned against any Ďtipsí or relying on news obtained through unofficial means.
  • How many days is the issue open?
    As per Clause 8.8.1, Subscription list for public issues shall be kept open for at least 3 working days and not more than 10 working days. In case of Book built issues, the minimum and maximum period for which bidding will be open is 3Ė7 working days extendable by 3 days in case of a revision in the price band. The public issue made by an infrastructure company, satisfying the requirements in Clause 2.4.1 (iii) of Chapter II may be kept open for a maximum period of 21 working days. As per clause 8.8.2., Rights issues shall be kept open for at least 30 days and not more than 60 days.
  • Can I change/revise my bid?
    Yes. The investor can change or revise the quantity or price in the bid using the form for changing/revising the bid that is available along with the application form. However, the entire process of changing of revising the bids shall be completed within the date of closure of the issue.
  • Which are the reliable sources for me to get information about response to issues?
    In the case of book-built issues, the exchanges (BSE/NSE) display the data regarding the bids obtained (on a consolidated basis between both these exchanges). The data regarding the bids is also available categorywise. After the price has been determined on the basis of bidding, the statutory public advertisement containing, inter alia, the price as well as a table showing the number of securities and the amount payable by an investor, based on the price determined, is issued.
  • How do I know if I am allotted the shares? And by what timeframe will I get a refund if I am not allotted?
    The investor is entitled to receive a Confirmatory Allotment Note (CAN) in case he has been allotted shares within 15 days from the date of closure of a book Built issue. The registrar has to ensure that the demat credit or refund as applicable is completed within 15 days of the closure of the book built issue.
  • How long will it take after the issue for the shares to get listed?
    The listing on the stock exchanges is done within 7 days from the finalization of the issue. Ideally, it would be around 3 weeks after the closure of the book built issue. In case of fixed price issue, it would be around 37 days after closure of the issue.
  • What is the recourse available to the investor in case of issue complaints?
    Most of the issue complaints pertain to non-receipt of refund or allotment, or delay in receipt of refund or allotment and payment of interest thereon. These complaints shall be made to the post issue Lead Manager, who in turn will take up the matter with registrar to redress the complaints. In case the investor does not receive any reply within a reasonable time, investor may complain to SEBI, Office of investors Assistance.
  • How will the investor confirm that bonus/rights entitlement is credited into the account?
    An allotment advice will be sent by the issuer for bonus/rights entitlement. The transaction statement given by the DP, will also show the bonus/rights credit into the account. The quantity shown in the advice and transaction statement should match.
  • What will happen if my DP goes bankrupt or stops operation?
    In a rare event of your DP going bankrupt or closing its operations, the interests of the investors will be fully protected. In such situation, the investor will be given an option of either transferring the securities to a new DP or rematerialize the securities

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