Kalanithi Maran reduces holding in Sun TV Network to 75%

PTI | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on May 31, 2013

New Delhi, May 31 Sun TV Network Ltd on Friday said its promoter Kalanithi Maran has sold two per cent stake in the company, bringing down his holding in the firm to 75 per cent.

Maran has sold 78,81,700 equity shares of Sun TV, which is two per cent of its total equity share, the company said in a filing to the BSE.

Before the sale, Maran had held 77 per cent stake in the company. The sale has been transacted through offer for sale (OFS) mechanism, it added.

As per the Securities and Exchange Board of India minimum public shareholding norms, all private sector listed companies need to have at least 25 per cent public shareholding and promoters have been asked to lower their stake to 75 percent or below by June, 2013.

To help companies comply with the new public shareholding norms, SEBI in 2012 created two new routes - offer for sale (OFS) and institutional placement programme (IPP).

Shares of Sun TV today closed at Rs 415.40 per scrip in the afternoon trade, down 1.35 per cent from the previous close on the BSE.

Published on May 31, 2013
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