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Standard Life Aberdeen sells 1.37% stake in HDFC Life for ₹1,703 cr

PTI New Delhi | Updated on December 03, 2020 Published on December 03, 2020

Around 8.89% shareholding in HDFC Life is locked in until end March 2021

UK-based Standard Life Aberdeen on Thursday said it has sold 1.37 per cent stake in HDFC Life Insurance Company for ₹1,703.2 crore.

Standard Life (Mauritius Holdings), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Standard Life Aberdeen, sold 27,772,684 shares of HDFC Life at an average price of ₹619.14, receiving approximately ₹17,032 million (172 million pounds), net of taxes and expenses, the company said in a filing to the London Stock Exchange.

The shares sold constituted 1.37 per cent of the paid-up, issued equity share capital of HDFC Life. The remaining shareholding of Standard Life (Mauritius Holdings) in HDFC Life is now 8.89 per cent, it added.

“Based on the current share price of ₹647.353, the value of this remaining shareholding would be approximately ₹116 billion (1.2 billion pounds),” it said. It added that the 8.89 per cent shareholding in HDFC Life is locked in until end March 2021.

A shareholding below 10 per cent will no longer provide Standard Life (Mauritius Holdings) with the right to nominate a director to the board of HDFC Life, it said.

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Published on December 03, 2020
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