5 general insurers to be listed, government stake to fall to 75%

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New Delhi, 18 January: In a major decision on divesting stake in state-run general insurance companies, the cabinet on Wednesday approved the public listing of 5 firms by which the government’s shareholding in them would be brought down to 75%.

“In a major decision on the five general insurance companies – New India Assurance Co, United India Insurance, Oriental Insurance, National Insurance Company and the holding General Insurance Corporation – the cabinet decided that all these would be publicly listed,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told reporters here after a cabinet meeting.

“With the public listing in more than one tranche under SEBI and IRDA guidelines, the government holding is to be brought down to 75%,” he added.

Wefornews Bureau

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