Fairfax Exits ICICI Lombard; Sells Stake Worth Rs 2,627 Crore
Fairfax baseball caps sit on a table at the Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., annual meeting (Photographer: Norm Betts/Bloomberg)

Fairfax Exits ICICI Lombard; Sells Stake Worth Rs 2,627 Crore


FAL Corporation, part of Canada-based Fairfax Financial Holdings, on Wednesday exited ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd. by selling shares worth nearly Rs 2,627 crore.

At the end of June, FAL Corporation held around 4.5 crore shares or 9.9 percent stake, according to data available on the stock exchanges.

On Wednesday, FAL Corporation offloaded little over 2.23 crore shares in the insurer at a price of Rs 1,177.64 apiece. At that price, the sale is worth around Rs 2,627 crore, as per bulk deal data available on the National Stock Exchange.

In recent months, FAL Corporation had been trimming its stake in ICICI Lombard.

The company, in September, sold 2.27 crore shares or 5 percent stake in the insurer for more than Rs 2,500 crore.

FAL had offloaded 12 percent stake in ICICI Lombard at the time of initial public offer in 2017.

Shares of ICICI Lombard declined nearly 5 percent to close at Rs 1,204.45 on the NSE on Wednesday.

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