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Government to offload 3% stake in Coal India via OFS route


Government to offload 3% stake in Coal India via OFS routeMay 31, 2023New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The government proposes to offload 3 per cent stake in Coal India Limited (CIL) through the offer for sale (OFS) route.The offer will open on June 1 for non-retail investors, while retail investors can bid for it on June 2.The divestment of Centre’s 3 per cent equity also includes a Green Shoe option of 1.5 per cent.The size of the OFS is around Rs 4,000 crore, and its floor price is set at Rs 225 per share. This is at a discount of nearly 7 per cent from Coal India’s current market price.The proposal is to offload 9.24 crore shares amounting to a stake of 1.5 per cent in the coal producer. Besides, there will be a green shoe option for selling an equal amount of stake in case of over subscription, CIL said in a regulatory filing.Under the OFS route, promoters in public companies can sell their shares and reduce their holdings in a transparent manner through the bidding platform for the exchanges.–IANSans/armhttps://ians.in/news/government-to-offload-3-stake-in-coal-india-via-ofs-route/C-1-1597190.html

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