Policy for Determination of Materiality of Events or Informations
Regulation 30(4) of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 (hereinafter referred to as "the Regulations") requires every listed entity to frame a policy for determination of materiality of events of information that requires appropriate disclosure to the stock exchange(s).
Designated Authority for evaluating Events/Information as 'Material'
The Regulations provide that the Board of Directors of the Company shall authorize one or more Key Managerial Personnel (KMP) for the purpose of determining materiality of an event or information and for the purpose of making disclosure to the stock exchanges under the Regulations. The Chairman, Managing Director, Company Secretary and CFO, jointly or severally, shall take a view on materiality of an event or information qualifying for disclosure under clause 30 of the Regulations, decide the appropriate time at which such disclosure is to be filed with Stock Exchange(s) and details that may be filed in the best interest of present and potential investors.
The above KMP are jointly or severally authorized for making disclosures of such material events or information, to the Stock Exchange(s).
Criteria for Determining Materiality
While determining whether an event or information is material, the designated authority shall consider the criteria given in sub-regulation (4) of Regulation 30 of the SEBI Regulations, enumerated herein below :-
An event/information shall be treated as material if in the opinion of the Board of Directors of the Company, the event/information is considered as material.
Events specified in Para A of Part A of Schedule III of (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015 shall be deemed to be material events and the designated Authority/Company shall make disclosure of such events.
For events other than as specified in (a) and (b) above, the designated Authority shall apply the following guidelines to decide the materiality of the event(s), as specified in sub-regulation 4 of Regulation 30 of SEBI Regulations :
The omission of an event/information is likely to result in discontinuity or alteration of the event/information which is already available to the public
Such omission is likely to result in significant market reaction if the said omission came to the knowledge of the public at a later date.
Information/events shall be disclosed by the Company to the Stock Exchange(s) as specified in the Regulations and Circulars/Guidance Note(s) issued thereto.
Disclosure on Website
All material events or information, as disclosed to the Stock Exchange(s) under the Regulations, shall also be disclosed on the website of the Company www.lyonscorporate.com and such disclosures shall be hosted on the website for a minimum period of five years and thereafter as per the Archival Policy of the Company.
Amendments/Modification of the Policy
In case of any subsequent changes in the provisions of Acts/Regulations, which makes any of the provisions in the Policy inconsistent with the Act or Regulations, the provisions of the Acts/Regulations would prevail over the Policy and the provisions in the Policy would be modified in due course to make it consistent with law.