Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan invites comments on the draft Listed Companies (Substantial Acquisition of Voting Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2016

Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan invites comments on the draft Listed Companies (Substantial Acquisition of Voting Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2016

December 6, 2016 | General | Share:

Islamabad, December 06, 2016 (PPI-OT): The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has formulated draft Listed Companies (Substantial Acquisition of Voting Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2016, under the Securities Act, 2015, keeping in view the best interests of the shareholders. These regulations will replace the Listed Companies (Substantial Acquisition of Voting Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2008, which were framed under the Listed Companies (Substantial Acquisition of Voting Shares and Takeovers) Ordinance, 2002, which has been repealed.

The draft takeover regulations have been published in the official gazette and placed on the SECP’s website (www.secp.gov.pk) for public consultation purposes. The stakeholders may submit their comments by December 23, 2016. As per the draft regulations, a consultant to the issue duly licensed by the SECP can be appointed as manager to the offer and payments to the shareholders of the target company can be made in form of cash only.

The acquirer and the target company has been obligated to comply with the requirements of the Securities Act, 2015, Takeover Regulations and regulations of the Pakistan Stock Exchange. Furthermore, the acquirer has been made responsible to act in good faith and in the best interest of the target company and its shareholders.

For more information, contact:
Head, Internal and External Communication
Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP)
NIC Building, 63 Jinnah Avenue, Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-9214005 or +92-51-9214009 (Ext. 378)
Fax: +92-51-9206459
Cell: +92-302-8552254
E-mail: shakil.chaudhary@secp.gov.pk
Website: www.secp.gov.pk

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