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LIC IPO to list on Tuesday: Key things to know

LIC IPO to list on Tuesday: LIC policyholders and retail investors have got the shares at a price of ₹889 and ₹904 a piece, respectively. (Reuters)

Here are a few things that you should know about LIC IPO:

1) The shares of the insurance behemoth will start trading on Tuesday in the secondary market. 

2) The Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) closed on May 9 and shares were allocated to bidders on May 12.

3) The initial share sale offer was oversubscribed nearly three times the issue size

4) The government sold over 22.13 crore shares or 3.5 per cent stake in LIC through the IPO at a price band of 902-949 a share.

5) The retail investors and eligible employees of LIC were offered a discount of 45 per equity share over the issue price, while policyholders got a discount of 60 per share.

6) LIC policyholders and retail investors have got the shares at a price of 889 and 904 a piece, respectively.

7) As per the prospectus filed by LIC on May 12, the offer price of the share sale has been fixed at 949 per equity share.

8) The government has fixed the issue price of LIC shares at 949 apiece.

9) According to analysts, the listing gains are likely to be limited if any. There is a good chance that the listing could be at a discount.

10) Going by the issue price, it will make the company the fifth-largest company in the country. Only Reliance Industries, TCS, HDFC Bank and Infosys will be more valuable than LIC.