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IRCTC’S IPO to open on September 30, 2019 with Price Band of Rs. 315 :Rs. 320 per Equity Share each of Face Value of Rs. 10 each

 . Initial Public Offering of up to 20,160,000Equity Shares.

. Price band of Rs. 315 –Rs. 320 per equity share.

. Minimum Bid lot is 40 equity shares and in multiples of 40 equity shares thereafter.

. Issue opening date – Monday, September 30, 2019 and Issue closing date – Thursday, October 3,

 2019.

. Retail Discount and Employee Discount: Rs 10 per Equity Share on Offer Price.

.The Floor Price is 31.5 times the face value of the Equity Shares and the Cap Price is 32.0 times the

face value of the Equity Shares.

. Employee reservation of 160,000 equity shares.

 Chennai, September 25, 2019: Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), the railways’ online ticketing, tourism and catering armannounces the launch of its Initial Public Offering (IPO), in a bid to raise approximately Rs 645 crore at the upper end of the price band.

The IPO, with a price band of Rs 315 to Rs 320 per equity share, will open on September 30, 2019 and close onOctober 3, 2019.

The issue comprises an offer for sale of 2,01,60,000 shares of face value of Rs 10 each by the President of India, acting through the Ministry of Railways (The Selling Shareholder). Out of the total issue size, 1,60,000 equity shares are reserved for eligible employees.The Company has offered a discount of Rs 10 per Equity Share on the Offer Price for the retail category and to eligible employees.

The Company will not receive any proceeds from the Offer and all proceeds shall go to the Selling Shareholder.

The book running lead managers to the offer are IDBI Capital Markets & Securities Limited, SBICapital Markets Limited and YES Securities (India) Limited.

The Offer is being made in terms of Rule 19(2)(b) of the Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957, asamended (“SCRR”), read with Regulation 31 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Issue ofCapital and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2018, as amended (“SEBI ICDR Regulations”). TheOffer is being made through the Book Building Process in terms of Regulation 6(1) of the SEBI ICDRRegulations, wherein not more than 50% of the Net Offer shall be available for allocation on aproportionate basis to Qualified Institutional Buyers (“QIBs”) (“QIB Portion”). 5% of the QIB Portionshall be available for allocation on a proportionate basis to Mutual Funds only and the remainder of theQIB Portion shall be available for allocation on a proportionate basis to all QIB Bidders, including MutualFunds, subject to valid Bids being received from them at or above the Offer Price. Further, not less than15% of the Net Offer shall be available for allocation on a proportionate basis to Non-InstitutionalBidders and not less than 35% of the Net Offer shall be available for allocation to Retail IndividualBidders in accordance with the SEBI ICDR Regulations, subject to valid Bids being received from them ator above the Offer Price.

About IRCTC:

As a Central Public Sector Enterprise wholly owned by the Government of India and under the administrative control of the Ministry of Railways, IRCTC is the only entity authorized by Indian Railways to provide catering services to railways, online railway tickets and packaged drinking water at railway stations and trains in India. IRCTC was incorporated with the objective to upgrade, modernize and professionalize catering and hospitality services, managing hospitality services at railway stations, on trains and other locations and to promote international and domestic tourism in India through public-private participation. It was conferred the status of Mini – ratna (Category-I Public Sector Enterprise) by the Government of India, on May 1, 2008.

IRCTC operates one of the most transacted websites, www.irctc.co.in, in the Asia-Pacific region with transaction volume averaging 25 to 28 million transactions per month during the five months ended August 31, 2019. It has also diversified into other businesses, including non-railway catering and services such as e-catering, executive lounges and budget hotels, which are in line with its objective to build a “one stop solution” for customers. Currently, IRCTC operates in four business segments, namely, internet ticketing, catering, packaged drinking water under the “Rail Neer” brand, and travel and tourism.

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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