RITES in an exchange filing after market hours yesterday said that the President of India, acting through Ministry of Railways, Government of India have proposed to sell its stake in the company.
The government has proposed to sell 1.25 crore equity shares, in aggregate representing 5% stake in the company on 27 February 2020 (for non-retail investors only) and on 28 February 2020 (for retail investors and for non-retail investors), with an option to additionally sell up to 1.25 crore equity shares, representing 5% stake, through an offer-for-sale (OFS). The floor price for the OFS is Rs 298 per share.
RITES is a public sector enterprise (PSE) and a leading player in the transport consultancy and engineering sector in India, having diversified services and geographical reach. The government’s stake in RITES stood at 77.39% as on 30 September 2019.