Shareholders Information

Shareholders Information

Company Registration Details

The Company is registered in the State of West Bengal, India. The Corporate Identity Number (CIN) allotted to the Company by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) is L01132WB1900PLC000292.

Annual General Meeting
Day Thursday
Date 31st August, 2017
Time 10.30 a.m.
Venue “Shripati Singhania Hall”,
Rotary Sadan
94/2, Chowringhee Road,
Kolkata-700 020
Financial Year
April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018
Tentative Financial Calendar
The Financial Calendar year is based on twelve months commencing from April, 2017 to March, 2018.
1st Quarter Ended 30th June, 2017 Second week of September, 2017
2nd Quarter Ended 30th September, 2017 Second week of December, 2017
3rd Quarter Ended 31st December, 2017 Second week of February, 2018
4th Quarter Ended 31st March, 2018 Within May, 2018
Book Closure dates

Day Date To Day Date
Friday 25.08.2017 Thursday 31.08.2017

Dividend Payment Date

Credit/dispatch of dividend warrants between 1st September, 2017 to 5th September, 2017.

Listing of Equity Shares/Debentures on Stock Exchanges

i) Equity Shares

BSE Limited (BSE)
Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers,
Dalal Street, Mumbai 400 001
Scrip Code : 538092

The Calcutta Stock Exchange Ltd.
7, Lyons Range,
Kolkata-700 001
Scrip Code : 10020009

Demat ISIN No. for NSDL & CDSL  :  INE574G01013

ii) Payment of Listing Fees: Annual listing fees for the year 2017-18 has been paid by the company to CSE & BSE.

iii) Payment of Depository Fees: Annual Custody/Issuer fee for the year 2017-18 has been paid by the Company to NSDL and CDSL.

Market Price Data

There were no transactions in the equity shares of the Company at The Calcutta Stock Exchange, hence there is no monthly high and low quotations and volume of shares traded on the Stock Exchange during the year. However, the month-wise high, low of the market price of the Company's shares traded on Bombay Stock Exchange along with month-wise high, low of the BSE SENSEX are as under :

Months Stock Price at BSE BSE SENSEX
High (`) Low (`) High Low
April, 2016 154.20 137.30 26100.54 24523.20
May, 2016 149.90 128.40 26837.20 25057.93
June, 2016 151.00 131.20 27105.41 25911.33
July, 2016 163.90 137.10 28240.20 27034.14
August, 2016 171.00 131.15 28532.25 27627.97
September, 2016 174.95 140.00 29077.28 27716.78
October, 2016 165.00 138.05 28477.65 27488.30
November, 2016 159.55 132.05 28029.80 25717.93
December, 2016 165.95 140.00 26803.76 25753.74
January, 2017 166.75 146.35 27980.39 26447.06
February, 2017 174.90 146.00 29065.31 27590.10
March, 2017 182.90 155.00 29824.62 28716.21
Registrar And Share Transfer Agent

The Company has appointed M/s. Maheshwari Datamatics Pvt. Ltd. as its Registrar & Share Transfer Agents (RTA) for handling work related to share registry in terms of both physical and electronic modes. Accordingly, all correspondence, shares for transfer, demat/remat requests and other communication in relation thereto should be mailed/hand delivered to the said RTA directly at the following address:

M/s. Maheshwari Datamatics Pvt. Ltd.
23, R.N. Mukherjee Road, 5th Floor,
Kolkata 700 001
Phone : +91-33-2243-5029/5809
Fax No.:+91-33-2248-4787
E-mail :

Share Transfer System

Requests for transfer/transmission of shares are registered by the Registrars and placed before the Stakeholders' Relationship Committee and after approval certificates are returned to the respective transferee within a period of fifteen days, provided the documents lodged with the Registrars/Company are clear and complete in all respects. A total of 4,092 shares were transferred/ transmitted/ rematerialized / sub-divided / endorsed during the year 2016-17. The dematerialized shares are credited directly to the respective Demat Account of beneficiaries by the Depositories.


Shareholding Pattern by Size as on March 31, 2017
No. of Equity Shares Held No. of Shareholders % of Shareholders No. of Shares Held % of Shareholding
Upto 500 4334 95.4205 254622 6.1470
501 to 1000 110 2.4218 79869 1.9282
1001 to 2000 41 0.9027 52407 1.2652
2001 to 3000 16 0.3523 38981 0.9411
3001 to 4000 4 0.0881 14985 0.3618
4001 to 5000 5 0.1101 23636 0.5706
5001 to 10000 6 0.1321 41728 1.0074
10001and above 26 0.5724 3635973 87.7788
GRAND TOTAL 4542 100.0000 4142201 100.0000

Distribution of Shareholding as on March 31, 2017
1. Promoters
Indian Promoters 3106138 74.9876
Foreign Promoters
Sub-Total 3106138 74.9876
2. Institutional Investors
a. Mutual Funds
b. Banks, Financial Institutions, Insurance Companies 249437 6.0219
c. FiiS
Sub-Total 249437 6.0219
a. Bodies Corporate 79558 1.9207
b. Indian Public 671552 16.2124
c. NRIs/OCBs 17539 0.4234
d. Any Other 17977 0.4340
Sub-Total 786626 18.9905
GRAND TOTAL 4142201 100.0000

Build up of Equity Share Capital
Sl. No. Particulars Allotment Date No. of Shares
1 Subscribers to Memorandum Aug, 1874 7
2 80 Equity Shares of `1,000/- each Jan, 1875   80
3 Sub-divided into 8,000 Equity Shares of 10/- each Jun, 1915 8,000
4 Issue of 4,000 Equity Shares Nov, 1947 4,000
5 Bonus Issue Dec, 1957 48,000
6 Bonus Issue Jun, 1961 60,000
7 Bonus Issue May, 1967 30,000
8 Bonus Issue Jun, 1974 50,000
9 Bonus Issue May, 1977 1,00,000
10 Bonus Issue Sep, 1999 1,50,000
11 Issued to Shareholders of Kalasa Tea & Produce Co. Ltd. pursuant to Scheme of Amalgamation Apr, 2002 3,51,825
Issued to Shareholders of Cowcoody Estates Ltd. pursuant to Scheme of Amalgamation Apr, 2002 2,94,163
12 Scheme of Arrangement & Amalgamation Nov, 2008 21,37,659
13 Issued to Shareholders of Jamirah Tea Co. Ltd. pursuant to Scheme of Amalgamation Aug, 2010 22,600
14 Issued to Shareholders of The Cochin Malabar Estates And Industries Ltd. pursuant to Scheme of Amalgamation Feb, 2013 8,85,954
Total Equity as on 31st March, 2017  41,42,201
Dematerialisation of Shares And Liquidity

As per notifications issued by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the trading in Company's shares on the Stock Exchange is permitted only in dematerialized form. In order to enable the shareholders to hold their share in electronic form and to facilitate scripless trading, the Company has entered into agreements with National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) and Central Depository Services (India) Limited (CDSL) whereby shareholders have the option to dematerialize their shares with either of the Depositories.

Status of Dematerialisation as on 31st March, 2017 was as under :

Particulars No. of Shares % to Total Capital No. of Accounts
National Securities Depository Limited 2143570 51.7495 1613
Central Depository Services (India) Limited 1755592 42.3831 886
Total Dematerialised 3899162 94.1326 2499
Physical 243039 5.8674 2043
Grand Total 4142201 100.0000 4542

Pursuant to Section 124 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with provisions of Investors Education & Protection Fund Authority (Accounting, Audit, Transfer & Refund) Rules 2016 (as amended), all shares in respect of which dividend has not been paid or claimed by the shareholders for seven consecutive years or more, are to be transferred by the Company in favour of Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF). The Company has communicated to all the concerned shareholders individually whose shares are liable to be transferred to IEPF. The Company had also given newspaper advertisement dated December 22, 2016 & March 28, 2017, regarding proposed transfer in favour of IEPF in respect of which dividend has not been paid or claimed for seven consecutive years by the respective shareholders. The Company had also uploaded the details of such shareholders and shares due for transfer to IEPF on the website of the Company at Accordingly, in case the Company does not receive any communication from the concerned shareholder, the Company shall transfer the shares to the IEPF Demat account by the due date as per the procedure stipulated in the Rules. Shareholders may note that both the unclaimed dividend and corresponding shares transferred to the IEPF Authority including all benefits accruing on such shares, if any, can be claimed back by them from IEPF Authority after following the procedure (i.e. an application in E-form No. IEPF-5) prescribed in the Rules. Shareholders may refer Rule 7 of the said Rules for Refund of shares / dividend etc.
Transfer of unpaid/unclaimed amounts to Investor Education and Protection Fund

During the year under review, the Company has credited ` 105,647/- lying in the unpaid / unclaimed dividend account, to the Investor Education and Protection Fund (IEPF) pursuant to Section 125 of the Companies Act, 2013.

The Company has uploaded the details of unpaid and unclaimed amounts lying with the Company as on August 26, 2014 (date of last Annual General Meeting) on the website of the Company (, as also on the Ministry of Corporate Affairs website.

As per Clause 5A of the Listing Agreement, the company has sent reminders to shareholder, who are holding shares in physical form and whose certificates have been returned undelivered and are currently lying with RTA of the Company. Members holding Company's shares in physical form are requested to tally their holding with the certificates in their possession and revert in case of any discrepancy in holdings.

Outstanding GDRs/ADRs/Warrants or any Convertible Instruments, Conversion date and likely impact on equity :

The Company did not have any outstanding GDRs / ADRs / Warrants or Convertible Instruments as on 31st March, 2017.

Commodity price risk or foreign exchange risk and hedging activities:

The Company did not have any commodity price risk or foreign exchange risk and hedging activities as on 31st March, 2017.

Address for Correspondence

Physical Shares

M/s. Maheshwari Datamatics Pvt. Ltd.
23, R.N. Mukherjee Road, 5th Floor,
Kolkata 700 001
Phone : 033-2248-2248
Fax No.: 033-2248-4787
E-mail :

Demat Shares

Respective Depository Participants of the shareholders.

Investors may also write to or contact Mr. S. Bagree, Manager (Finance) & Company Secretary at the Registered Office for any assistance that they may need.

Telephone No. 91 33 2230 0780
Fax No. 91 33 2230 2105
E-mail :

Addresses of regulatory authority / stock exchanges

Securities and Exchange Board of India
Plot No.C40A, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex
Bandra (East), Mumbai 400 051
Telephone No.91 22 2644 9000 / 91 22 4045 9000
Fax No. 91 22 2644 9019 to 9022

The Calcutta Stock Exchange Ltd
7, Lyons Range, Kolkata - 700 001
Telephone No. 91 33 4025 3000
Fax No. 91 33 4025 3030

BSE Limited
Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers, 25th Floor
Dalal Street, Mumbai 400 001
Scrip Code : 538092
Telephone No. 91 22 2272 1234
Fax No. 91 22 2272 1003

National Securities Depository Limited
Trade World, A Wing, 4th and 5th Floor
Kamala Mills Compound
Senapathi Bapat Marg, Lower Parel
Mumbai 400 013
Telephone No. 91 22 2499 4200
Fax No. 91 22 2497 6351

Central Depository Services (India) Limited
Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers, 17th Floor
Dalal Street, Fort, Mumbai 400 001
Telephone No. 91 22 2272 3333
Fax No. 91 22 2272 3199

Brief Resume of Directors seeking appointment / re-appointment

The resume and other details of the Directors seeking appointment/ re-appointment as required to be disclosed under the SEBI (Listing Obligations Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 is provided in the AGM Notice.

Corporate Governance Compliance Certificate :

Certificate from Ms. Sweety Kapoor, a practicing Company Secretary, confirming compliance with the relevant provisions of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations & Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 ('Listing Regulations') as referred in Regulation 15(2) of the Listing Regulations for the financial year ended 31st March, 2017 is attached to the Corporate Governance Report forming part of the Directors' Report.

This Certificate will be forwarded to the Stock Exchanges alongwith the Annual Report of the Company.

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