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Sebi allows exit of Ludhiana Stock Exchange as bourse

The order shall come into force with immediate effect

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

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Capital regulator today allowed to exit the business.

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) said that LSE has substantially complied with the conditions for its exit as per the regulator's framework and therefore "is a fit case to allow exit."

The order shall come into force with immediate effect.

According to an order, said (LSE) complied with the regulator's exit guidelines and made payment of necessary dues to the regulator, including 10 per cent of the listing fee and the annual regulatory fee.

said that among other things, the has complied with the guidelines wherein it has stated that there are no arbitration disputes/investor complaints pending against it.

"From the valuation report and Undertaking of LSE, it is observed that all the known liabilities have been brought out and there is no other future liability that is known as on date," Sebi said.

The regulator has asked the LSE to change its name and not to use the expression "stock exchange" or any variant of this expression in its name, among other things.

This is the eighth stock exchange to exit under this policy.

The LSE was granted recognition as a stock exchange in April 1983, initially for a period of five years. As per Sebi, the recognition of LSE as a stock exchange was last renewed for a period of one year in April 2013.

Sebi, in May 2012, had issued the guidelines for exit of stock exchanges. This contained details of the conditions for exit of de-recognised or non-operational stock exchanges inter alia including treatment of assets of the and a facility of dissemination board for companies listed exclusively on such exchanges, while taking care of the interest of investors.

Earlier, Sebi had allowed Hyderabad Securities and Enterprise, Coimbatore Stock Exchange, Inter-connected Stock Exchange and Bangalore Stock Exchange to exit as bourses.

First Published: Tue, December 30 2014. 19:44 IST