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Wipro seeks shareholders' nod for buyback of Rs 10,500-cr shares; IT firm's third buyback programme

New Delhi: IT services major Wipro Thursday sought shareholders' nod for its up to Rs 10,500 crore share buyback offer.

The company also sought shareholders' approval for the appointment former SBI chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya as an independent director on its board.

In a BSE filing, the company said it is seeking shareholders'approval for buying back up to 32,30,76,923 fully paid-up equity shares of Rs 2 each, representing up to 5.35 percent of the total paid-up equity share capital of the company, at a price of Rs 325 per scrip, for an aggregate amount of up to Rs 10,500 crore.

 Wipro seeks shareholders nod for buyback of Rs 10,500-cr shares; IT firms third buyback programme

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The company has fixed 19 April, 2019 as record cut-off date for eligible shareholders for the buyback plan.

Results of the postal ballot will be declared on 3 June, it added.

This is Wipro's third buyback programme. It had undertaken a Rs 2,500 crore programme in 2016, and another Rs 11,000 crore buyback offer in November-December 2017.

"Members of the promoter and promoter group of the company have indicated their intention to participate in the proposed buyback," it said.

As on 31 March, 2019, promoters held 73.85 percent shares, while 6.49 percent stake was held by Indian financial institutions, banks and mutual funds. Foreign holding was at 11.74 percent, and that of Indian public, corporates and others was 7.92 percent.

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Updated Date: May 03, 2019 07:27:59 IST