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Equitas Small Finance Bank Limited Initial Public Offerto open on 20th Oct


Chandigarh, (Aditi) : Equitas Small Finance Bank Limited (the “Company’), the largest SFB in India in terms of number of banking outlets, and the second largest SFB in India in terms of assets under management and total deposits in Fiscal 2019. (Source: CRISIL Report), will open the initial public offer of equity shares of face value of Rs. 10 each (“Equity Shares” and such initial public offer, the “Offer”) on 20th October 2020. The Offer will close on 22nd October 2020. The price band of the Offer has been fixed at Rs 32 to Rs 33 per Equity Share.

The Initial Public offering consists of a fresh issue aggregating up to Rs. 2,800 million (the “Fresh Issue”) and an offer for sale of up to 72,000,000 Equity Shares by Equitas Holdings Limited (the “Promoter Selling Shareholder”, and such Equity Shares the “Offered Shares”). The Offer includes a reservation aggregating up to Rs. 510 million, for subscription by Eligible EHL Shareholders (“EHL Shareholder Reservation Portion”) and a reservation aggregating up to Rs. 10 million, for subscription by Eligible Employees (the “Employee Reservation Portion”). The Offer less the EHL Shareholder Reservation Portion and the Employee Reservation Portion is hereinafter referred to as the “Net Offer”. Bids can be made for a minimum of 450 Equity Shares and in multiples of 450 Equity Shares thereafter.

The Equity Shares offered in this Offer are proposed to be listed at both BSE Limited and the National Stock Exchange of India Limited (“NSE”) post the listing. For the purpose of the Offer, NSE is the designated stock exchange. JM Financial Limited, Edelweiss Financial Services Limited and IIFL Securities Limited are the book running lead managers to the Offer (“BRLMs”).  The Offer is being made through the Book Building Process, in terms of Rule 19(2)(b) of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957, as amended (“SCRR”) read with Regulation 31 of the SEBI ICDR Regulations and in compliance with Regulation 6(1) of the SEBI ICDR Regulations wherein not more than 50% of the Net Offer shall be available for allocation on a proportionate basis to Qualified Institutional Buyers (“QIBs”) (the “QIB Portion”) provided that our Bank and the Promoter Selling Shareholder may, in consultation with the BRLMs, allocate up to 60% of the QIB Portion to Anchor Investors on a discretionary basis in accordance with the SEBI ICDR Regulations (“Anchor Investor Portion”), of which one-third shall be reserved for domestic Mutual Funds, subject to valid Bids being received from domestic Mutual Funds at or above the Anchor Investor Allocation Price. In the event of undersubscription or non-allocation in the Anchor Investor Portion, the balance Equity Shares shall be added to the Net QIB Portion.

Further 5% of the Net QIB Portion shall be available for allocation on a proportionate basis to Mutual Funds only and the remainder of the Net QIB Portion shall be available for allocation on a proportionate basis to all QIB Bidders including Mutual Funds, subject to valid Bids being received at or above the Offer Price. However, if the aggregate demand from Mutual Funds is less than 5% of the QIB Portion, the balance Equity Shares available for allocation in the Mutual Fund Portion will be added to the remaining QIB Portion for proportionate allocation to QIBs. Further, not less than 15% of the Net Offer shall be available for allocation on a proportionate basis to Non-Institutional Bidders and not less than 35% of the Net Offer shall be available for allocation to Retail Individual Bidders in accordance with the SEBI ICDR Regulations, subject to valid Bids being received from them at or above the Offer Price. All potential Bidders (except Anchor Investors) are required to mandatorily utilise the Application

Supported by Blocked Amount (“ASBA”) process providing details of their respective ASBA accounts, and UPI ID (in case of RIBs and Eligible EHL Shareholders Bidding in the EHL Shareholder Reservation Portion) if applicable, in which the corresponding Bid Amounts will be blocked by the SCSBs or under the UPI Mechanism, as applicable. Anchor Investors are not permitted to participate in the Offer through the ASBA process.

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