Wipro buyback offer: Azim Premji, promoter group entities sold 22.46 cr shares worth Rs 7,300 cr

  • In a regulatory filing on Wednesday, Wipro said it had bought back 32.3 crore equity shares under the buyback scheme at Rs 325 apiece, and the total amount utilised was about Rs 10,499.99 crore

  • Over 1.34 crore shares were sold by Life Insurance Corporation of India during the process, it added

  • Post the buyback, the promoter group now holds 74.05 percent stake in Wipro

New Delhi: Azim Premji and other promoter group entities sold about 22.46 crore shares worth over Rs 7,300 crore during the Wipro buyback offer that closed last month.

In a regulatory filing on Wednesday, Wipro said it had bought back 32.3 crore equity shares under the buyback scheme at Rs 325 apiece, and the total amount utilised was about Rs 10,499.99 crore.

 Wipro buyback offer: Azim Premji, promoter group entities sold 22.46 cr shares worth Rs 7,300 cr

A file photo of Azim Premji. Reuters

Approximately 6.12 crore shares from Azim Premji Partner representing Zash Traders, 6.03 crore shares from Azim Premji Partner representing Prazim Traders and 5.02 crore shares from Azim Premji Partner representing Hasham Traders were accepted under the buyback, it added.

About 4.05 crore shares from Azim Premji Trust and 1.22 crore shares from Azim Premji were also accepted under the buyback offer, the filing said.

Over 1.34 crore shares were sold by Life Insurance Corporation of India during the process, it added.

Post the buyback, the promoter group now holds 74.05 percent stake in Wipro.

Updated Date: Sep 11, 2019 14:09:31 IST