IT firm Tech Mahindra to buy back shares at 14.59% premium for Rs 1,956 crore

  • The firm is proposing to buy back up to 2.05 crore (2,05,85,000) equity shares at a price of Rs 950 per equity share

  • The buyback offer price is 14.59 percent higher than the current trading price of the stock at Rs 829 per share

  • Opening and closing dates of the buyback programme has not yet been announced

New Delhi: IT firm Tech Mahindra Thursday announced a Rs 1,956-crore buyback of its shares at Rs 950 apiece, a 14.59 percent premium over current trading price.

The share buyback proposal has been approved by the company's board.

 IT firm Tech Mahindra to buy back shares at 14.59% premium for Rs 1,956 crore

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The firm is proposing to buy back up to 2.05 crore (2,05,85,000) equity shares at a price of Rs 950 per equity share for an aggregate amount not exceeding Rs 1,956 crore, Tech Mahindra said in a regulatory filing.

6 March, 2019, is the record date for the purpose of ascertaining the eligibility of shareholders to participate in the buyback, it added.

The buyback offer price is 14.59 percent higher than the current trading price of the stock at Rs 829 per share.

Opening and closing dates of the buyback programme has not yet been announced.

Cash-laden Indian IT firms have been returning surplus cash on their books to shareholders by way of dividends and buybacks. Earlier this year, Infosys had announced a buyback offer of Rs 8,260 crore. Persistent Systems' board had also approved a buyback offer of up to Rs 225 crore in January this year.

Updated Date: Feb 21, 2019 12:01:31 IST