Corporate Governance

The Directors present the Company’s Report on Corporate Governance for the year ended on 31st March, 2014.

  1. Company’s Philosophy on Corporate Governance

    Peninsula Land Limited’s business objective and that of its management and employees is to conduct the business operations in such a way as to create that value that can be sustained over the long terms for customers, stakeholders, employees, business partners. Peninsula Land Limited conscious of the fact that the success of an organization is a reflection of professionalism, conduct and ethical values of its management and employees. In addition to compliance with regulatory requirements, Peninsula Land Limited endeavor to ensure that high-end standards of ethical and responsible conduct are met throughout organization.

  2. Board of Directors (“Board”)
    1. Composition and size of the Board

      The Board has a combination of Executive Directors and Non-Executive Directors. The Board, as on 31st March, 2014, comprised 10 Directors of whom 6 are Independent Directors. The Board, headed by Ms. Urvi A. Piramal as the Executive Chairperson, consists of eminent personalities with expertise and experience in diversified fields of specialization. Except for Ms. Urvi A. Piramal, Executive Chairperson, Mr. Rajeev A. Piramal, Vice Chairman and Managing Director and Mr. Mahesh S. Gupta, Group Managing Director, all other members of the Board are Non-Executive Directors.

      The composition of the Board and category of Directors as on 31st March, 2014 are given below:

      Category Name of Directors Designation No.  of shares held as on
      31st March, 2014
      Promoter Directors Ms. Urvi A. Piramal Executive Chairperson 27,92,015
        Mr. Rajeev A. Piramal Vice Chairman and Managing Director 9,21,365
      Executive Director Mr. Mahesh S. Gupta Group Managing  Director 300
      Non-Executive Non-Independent Director Mr. Jaydev Mody Director 28,170
      Independent Directors Mr. Amitabha Ghosh Director NIL
      Ms. Bhavna Doshi Director 500
      Mr. D. M. Popat Director 5,535
      Lt. Gen. Deepak Summanwar (Retired) Director NIL
      Mr. Sudhindar Khanna Director NIL
      Dr Ajay Dua Director NIL
    2. Directors Profile

      Brief Resume of the Directors, nature of their expertise in specific functional areas is given below:

      Ms. Urvi A. Piramal

      Chairperson of Ashok Piramal Group, Ms. Urvi Piramal is 62 years of age. Ms Piramal oversees a professionally managed business conglomerate with business interest in Real Estate, Textiles, Engineering, Renewable Energy and Sports.

      She is the guiding force behind the Group’s sustained and profitable growth: which is bringing the Group companies closer to realizing her vision of touching the lives of one in five people across the globe.

      She has been a member of Technology and Quality Improvement Committee of IMC since its inception in 1994, and also the Chairperson of Supply Chain & Retail business (Internal Trade) Committee (04-05).

      Ms. Piramal has received a number of awards for her contribution to business. She was awarded the Qimpro Gold Standard Award for excellence in Managing Quality Improvement programmes across the Group. She has won the Outstanding Woman Industrialist Award presented by the Marinelines Junior Chamber and the Yami Woman Award for her outstanding contribution to business by The ITC Grand Central. She also has to her credit the Cheminor Award from the Indian Institute of Material Management.

      She is a Trustee of the Piramal Education Trust, Ashok G Piramal Trust and Urvi Ashok Piramal Foundation (UAPF) which has been set up for the underprivileged. Through these trusts, Ms Piramal has initiated social projects within the Group.

      She is on the board of Population First, an NGO working on creating awareness for the girl child.

      She has a Bachelor of Science degree and has attended the Advance Management Program at Harvard Business School.

      Mr. Rajeev A. Piramal

      Mr Rajeev Piramal is 38 years of age. He spearheads the Real Estate business at the Ashok Piramal Group and leads all aspects of the business, from strategy to operations.

      Under his leadership, Peninsula Land has grown robustly, developing over 6.4 mn sq ft of real estate in the residential, commercial and retail sectors. The total current value of this project is estimated to be over ₹ 14000 Crores.

      He has transformed Peninsula Land from a Mumbai-based company to one with operations spread across eight cities in four states. With 14 new projects under development, Peninsula Land has a total development potential of almost 20 mn sq ft.

      After completing his BBA (Bachelor in Business Administration) from Baldwin Wallace College, Cleveland, USA, he began his career as a management trainee at Nicholas Piramal. In early 2001, he entered the real estate sector and became a Director at Peninsula Land.

      In the last 11 years that he has been associated with the sector, Mr Piramal has played an instrumental role in developing some of the landmark projects in Mumbai.

      Rajeev was part of the team that developed the first textile mill land in Mumbai, after the government opened up development of mill land. Peninsula Corporate Park was developed on textile mill land in Central Mumbai and this project transformed Lower Parel into a new age business district.

      Rajeev also played a crucial part in the development of the first mall in India: Crossroads. Rajeev was in charge of the operations of Crossroads that brought in a new concept of shopping to India.

      Peninsula Business Park, Peninsula Technopark, Ashok Towers and Ashok Gardens are some of the other iconic projects developed under his leadership.

      In 2005, Rajeev took over as the Vice Chairman of the company. He was instrumental in creating Peninsula Land into a strong brand itself. He firmly believes that quality and timely execution of projects are the key factors leading to success in the real estate business. The Company has been ranked 43rd based amongst top 1000 companies in India accourding to survey conducted by Business Standard, a National media house repute.

      He is passionate about sports. He has been appointed as co-opted member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Ad- Hoc committee for Professional Clubs for the term 2011-2015. In addition, he has been appointed as a member of the AFC Ad Hoc committee for Indian Professional football.

      Mr. Mahesh S. Gupta

      Mr Mahesh Gupta, Group Managing Director, Ashok Piramal Group, is 58 years of age. Mr Gupta plays the role of formulating the business strategy for all group companies and steering the Group to achieve its goals. As a senior member of the Group, he plays a very significant role in guiding each business to attain profitable growth. Under his stewardship, the Group formulated an aggressive plan which has seen the businesses grow by leap and bounds. Mr Gupta leverages his in-depth understanding of the businesses to enhance the growth of the Group.

      Mr Gupta’s expertise lies primarily in mergers and acquisitions. In the last 3 decades of his career, he has led his companies in acquisitions in India as well as overseas in almost every segment in which the company has a presence, from pharmaceutical to auto-engineering to road infrastructure.

      Earlier he has been associated with the Piramal Group as Group CFO and had been on the Board of several Companies in the Piramal Group including whole-time Director of Nicholas Piramal India Ltd (now Piramal Enterprises Ltd) . Mr Gupta has also worked with the RPG group as Group CFO and Management Board Member.

      Mr. Gupta has received a number of recognitions for his business and professional acumen. He was awarded the CFO of the Year Award, Special Commendation for Financial Excellence (Mergers & Acquisitions Category) by IMA (formerly known as EIU), New Delhi.

      He is on the Board of several Public listed Companies such as Morarjee Textiles Limited, Ceat Limited, RPG Life Sciences Limited, Delta Corp Ltd etc. From time to time, he has also been associated with various Committees such as The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Member Governing Council of Indian Association Corporate CFOs & Treasurers (In ACT) and Advisory Board of Chennai Business School.

      Mr. Gupta, has an Honours Degree in B.Com; L.L.B (Gen) and is a Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants and The Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He had an outstanding academic record and is a rank holder and a Silver Medalist in Company Secretaries Final examination.

      Mr. Jaydev Mody

      Mr. Jaydev Mody, 59 years of age, is a well known businessman and has been in business for more than 35 years. He has over 25 years of experience in the field of real estate development and has played a key role in building and developing Crossroads, one of the first shopping malls of international standards in India. A graduate in Arts from Mumbai University, Mr. Mody has been instrumental in the development of several large residential complexes, office complexes and retail destinations in and around Mumbai. He has been responsible for developing Ashok Towers, Ashok Gardens, Peninsula I.T. Park and other landmark projects of global standard.

      Mr. Amitabha Ghosh

      Mr. Amitabha Ghosh, Non Executive Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company is 83 years of age. Mr. Amitabha Ghosh is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India with rich experience in Finance, Banking and Administration extending over a period of six decades by virtue of his association with important institutions and committees. He held senior positions like Chairman and Managing Director of Allahabad Bank, Deputy Governor and Governor of Reserve Bank of India. He was also the Chairman of Reserve Bank of India Services Board. He served on the Board of Reserve Bank of India, Industrial Development Bank of India, National Institute of Banking Management, EXIM Bank as well as Deposit Insurance Corporation. He headed and was also member of a number of important committees set up by Government of India and Reserve Bank of India in the area of Finance, Banking and Foreign Exchange. He had the distinction of participating as a panelist as well as addressing several important programs organized by international bodies like International Monetary Fund (IMF), South East Asia, New Zealand and Australia (SEANZA), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), etc. He is presently a director on the Boards of a number of reputed companies.

      Ms. Bhavna Doshi

      Ms. Bhavna Doshi, Non Executive Independent Director of the Company is 61 years of age. Ms. Bhavna Doshi is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and holds a Masters Degree in Commerce from Mumbai University. She ranked second, at both, Intermediate and Final Examinations conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and was also awarded the prize for the Best Lady Candidate at the Final Examination at ICAI.

      During her professional career of over 25 years, Ms. Doshi has advised national and multinational companies on varied matters of taxation, restructuring, valuation of shares and businesses, family partitions, arbitration, accounting matters and joint ventures. Ms. Doshi is a member of the Compliance Advisory Panel of International Federation of Accountants headquartered at New York and has also served on the Government Accounting Standards Advisory Board of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

      Lt. Gen. Deepak Summanwar

      Lt. Gen. Deepak Summanwar, Non Executive Independent Director of the Company is 67 years of age. Lt. Gen. Deepak Summanwar holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing with distinction and also has a post graduate degree in Business Administration with specialization in Finance from Vrije University of Brussels. In addition, he has graduated from the Defence Services Staff Colleges, Wellington and was awarded a Masters Degree in Defence and Strategic studies from Madras University. He has successfully completed the Higher Command course from the Army War College, Mhow, this course is equated with a M. Phil in Strategy and Management by the Ahillia Devi University, Indore.

      Lt. Gen. Deepak Summanwar has retired from the Army after forty years of service. He has commanded a Mountain Division in Kargil during Operation Parakram and has been the Director General of Military Intelligence during his Army Career. He possesses wide expertise and skills in management, environmental security and risk assessment and analysis, leadership and decision making. He has been decorated five times for his gallantry and distinguished service.

      Deepak is a graduate of the National Defence Academy, Defence Services Staff College and the Army War College. He has schooled at the Doon School Dehra Dun India, has got a post graduate degree from the University of Madras in Defence Studies, a Masters in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing and Finance from the Vrije University and the Solvay Business School Brussels. He has completed a course at the Army War College that is equated to M.Phil. In Management by the Ahillia Devi University, Indore. He has also participated in a program for independent directors conducted by the All India Management Association’s Strategic Management course,

      Post retirement, Deepak, has been nominated as an Independent Director on the Board of The Peninsula Lands Limited The Great Offshore Limited, Waterbase Limited all companies listed on the Mumbai stock exchange. He is also a Regional Director India ESi Georgia USA and a Senior Advisor to GSA Exhibitions UK and a Trustee of The Kunzru Institute of Defence Studies, India and a member of the Institute of Defence and Strategic Analysis. He has an extremely broad network of contacts, is as an independent consultant and advisor.

      Mr. D. M. Popat

      Mr D M Popat, Non Executive Independent Director of the Company is 80 years of age. Mr. D. M. Popat has completed his B.A., B.Com. and LL.B. and is an Attorney at Law. Since 1969, Mr. D. M. Popat is a Partner of M/s. Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe, Solicitors and Advocates Firm and currently, he is one of the Senior Partners of that Firm. He represents India as a member of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) at Paris and also works as a Nominee on ICC’s Commission on International Arbitration. Mr. Popat, has since 1993, been, and continues to be, a member of the Governing Body of Indian Council of Arbitration (“ICA”), as also its Vice President for several years. He is also the President of Western Regional Branch of ICA. Mr. Popat has been identified as a “resource person” in the field of arbitration by National Law Academy. Mr. Popat has been a member of the National Executive Committee of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) for last several years and at present he has been co-opted in the category of Experts in Economics / Law / Accounts and Consultancy.

      Mr. Popat is a Committee Member and former Vice President of Bombay incorporated Law Society. He was on the Senate of University of Bombay and a member of its Board of Studies in Law. He has been for several years, and continues to be a member of the Managing Committee of Indian Merchants’ Chamber (“IMC”) and of the Executive Committee of ICC- India. He was, for several years, Chairman of IMC’s Committee on Law : Review, Reforms & Rationalisation. He has been, for several years and continues to be Chairman of the IMC’s Court of Arbitration and Conciliation Committee. He has expertise in Corporate Laws, Real Estate, Arbitration and Foreign Collaboration matters.

      Mr. Sudhindar Khanna

      Mr. Sudhindar Khanna, Non Executive Independent Director of the Company is 61 years of age. Mr. Khanna is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (after being placed first in the UK Financial exams and 3rd in the Intermediate exams/Best paper in Law) and received a First Class Bachelor in Economics from St. Stephens College, New Delhi. Mr. Khanna joined Accenture, London as a Senior Consultant in the year 1977 and spent the next ten years working for major public sector clients and almost all major banks and insurance companies in the UK. He was admitted to the partnership in 1987. Mr. Khanna was responsible for the start of Accenture offshore IT and BPO in India, which has since grown to over 60,000 people.

      Mr. Khanna possesses wide experience in advising clients in strategy, re-engineering and technology across a range of industries at the Chairman / CEO level in approximately 20 countries. Mr. Khanna retired from Accenture after 30 years of service. His last position in Accenture was that of Global Managing Partner, based in London.

      Mr. Khanna speaks at a variety of global conferences and interacts with the media globally. He serves on the boards of United Spirits and HSBC Insurance

      Mr. Khanna is currently Chairman & Managing Director of IEP Fund Advisors Private Limited, a private equity fund with offices in Mumbai and New York.

      Dr Ajay Dua

      Dr. Ajay Dua, Non Executive Independent Director of the Company is 66 years of age.

      Dr. Ajay Dua is a former Secretary to Government of India in the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, New Delhi. A career civil servant, Dr. Dua has had a variety of experience in economic and social administration spread over 37 years. His early and midyears in public service were spent in the province of Maharashtra, which has Mumbai as its capital- city. He had worked there in senior capacities in the Government departments of Industry, Energy, Labour and Agriculture. He was the Managing Director for 5 years of the Maharashtra Small Scale Industrial Development Corporation in the early Eighties and later the Vice Chairman cum CEO of the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority, an agency responsible for providing public housing and for development of new regions. He has also worked as the Municipal Commissioner of the city of Pune, a 2 million city, south east of Mumbai.

      For about twenty years, Dr Dua was on secondment to the Union Government in Delhi, where he worked in the Ministries of Defence, Industrial Policy and Promotion, Power Development and Labour. The ground level experience acquired in these spheres in Maharashtra backed his federal level responsibilities, which included rational policy formulation for industry, conceiving programmes and projects to accelerate growth and evolving their monitoring arrangements. While in the Ministry of Electric Power, he was also given the additional duties of Chairman cum Managing Director of National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) and Rural Electrification Corporation (REC). He served on the Board of Directors of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Power Finance Corporation (PFC).As a head of the policy planning and external assistance wing of Ministry of Power, he interacted closely with the World Bank and bilateral aid agencies like OECF, Japan (now renamed JBIC).

      As Union Secretary in charge of the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, his primary role included besides industrial policy formulation, attracting investment, both foreign and domestic into Indian Industry, evolving a unified International Property Regime and coordinating the national manufacturing efforts. Earlier, he had also worked as the Director General of the Employees State Insurance Corporation, the largest social security organization in India.

      Dr. Dua’s association of about 20 years with economic subjects in the Government has continued; post his retirement from active public service in mid-2007. He was appointed an Advisor by the Government of India to plan and design the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor, a half a million square kilometers infrastructure led investment zone. This has been jointly conceived by the Government of Japan and India in late 2006. Along with the Vice Minister, METI, Japan, Dr. Dua was the Co-Chairman of the working group to prepare the concept paper of this Inter-Governmental project. In mid-2008, he moved to the private corporate world as Chairman, of Board of Directors of AREVA T&D and HSBC Investdirect Securities Ltd. He has also been an adviser to Rio Tinto, the Anglo-Australian mining co. Currently he is a member of the Indian Advisory Groups of N M Rothschild, the UK based investment bank, the French BNP Paribas Bank and Isolux Corsan, the Spanish infrastructure firm. He has been a member of the Global Advisory Board of Panasonic for the last 4 years and also works as a senior advisor to Mitsui (India) Ltd. He occasionally advises the Indian Government on economic and infrastructure issues on an honorary basis.

      Having had business relations for over two decades with Japanese Government and business entities, Dr Dua is conversant with Japanese style of business, its traditions and culture. A frequent visitor to Japan, he has been writing and speaking on Japan- India economic and commercial relations.

    3. The details of directorship of the Company’s Directors in other Limited Companies and subsidiaries of Public Limited Companies as on 31st March, 2014 are given below:
      Sr. No. Name of Directors Other Directorships held
      1 Ms. Urvi A. Piramal

      • Ashok Piramal Management Corporation Limited

      • Delta Magnets  Limited

      • Peninsula Trustee Limited

      • Pune Football Club Limited

      • Peninsula Crossroads Private Limited

      • Pavurotti Real Estate Private Limited

      • Peninsula Brookefield Capital Advisors Limited

      • Morarajee Textiles Limited

      • Peninsula Holdings and Investments Private Limited

      2 Mr. Rajeev A. Piramal

      •  Delta Corp Limited

      •  Ashok Piramal Management Corporation Limited

      •  Hem Infrastructure  And Property Developers Private Limited

      •  Inox Mercantile Company Private Limited

      •  Peninsula Investment Management Company Limited

      •  Peninsula Mega Township Developers Limited

      •  Peninsula Pharma Research Centre Private Limited

      •  Planetview Mercantile Company Private Limited

      •  Pune Football Club Limited

      •  Rockfirst Real Estate Limited

      • RR Real Estate Development  Private Limited

      3 Mr. Mahesh S. Gupta

      •  Ashok Piramal Management Corporation Limited

      •  Delta Corp Limited

      •  Delta Magnets  Limited

      •  Morarjee Textiles Limited

      •  Hem Infrastructure  And Property Developers Private Limited

      •  Peninsula Holdings And Investments Private Limited

      •  Peninsula Investment Management Company Limited

      •  Peninsula Real Estate Management Private Limited

      •  Renato Finance And Investments Private Limited

      •  Ceat Limited

      • RPG Life Sciences Limited

      4 Mr. Jaydev Mody

      •  Arrow Textiles Limited

      •  Delta Corp Limited

      •  Delta Magnets  Limited

      •  Royal Western India Turf Club Ltd.

      5 Mr. Amitabha Ghosh

      •  Orient Paper and Industries Ltd.

      •  Zenith Fibres Limited

      •  Shreyas Shipping and Logistics Limited

      •  Shreyas Relay Systems Limited

      •  Kesoram Industries Ltd

      Ms. Bhavna Doshi

      •  Peninsula Investment Management Company Limited

      •  Seamec Limited

      •  LIC Pension Fund Limited

      •  Everest Industries Limited

      •  Walchandnagar Industries Limited

      7 Mr. D M Popat

      •  Hindustan Construction Company Limited

      •  The Ruby Mills Limited

      8 Lt. Gen. Deepak Summanwar

      •  The Waterbase Limited

      9 Mr. Sudhindar Khanna

      •  Canara  HSBC Oriental Bank of Commerce  Life Insurance Company Limited

      •  Innovative Foods Limited

      •  HCL Technologies Limited

      10 Dr. Ajay Dua

      •  Dabur India Limited

      •  Aviva Life Insurance Company India Limited

      • Essar Power Limited

    4. Attendance at Board Meetings and Last Annual General Meeting

      Attendance of each Director at the Board Meetings and last Annual General Meeting (AGM) and the number of Companies and Committees where she/he is a Director / Member.

      Name Category Relationship with other directors Attendance No. of Board / Committees (other than Peninsula Land Limited) as at 31st March, 2014
      Board Meetings A.G.M. (held on 8th August,2013) No. of other directorships Committees
      Chairperson / Chairman Member
      Ms. Urvi A Piramal Executive Chairperson Mother of Mr. Rajeev A. Piramal and Sister of Mr. Jaydev Mody 5 Yes 9 - -
      Mr. Rajeev A Piramal Vice Chairman and Managing  Director Son of Ms. Urvi A. Piramal 4 Yes 11 1 2
      Mr. Mahesh S. Gupta Group Managing Director None 5 Yes 11 4 4
      Mr. Jaydev Mody Non-Executive Non-Independent Director Brother of Ms. Urvi A. Piramal - No 4 3 -
      Mr. Amitabha Ghosh Independent Director None 4 Yes 5 2 1
      Ms. Bhavna Doshi Independent Director None 5 Yes 5 1 2
      Mr. C. M. Hattangdi* Independent Director None NA No - - -
      Mr. D. M. Popat Independent Director None 2 No 2 - 1
      Lt. Gen. Deepak Summanwar Independent Director None 4 Yes 1 1 1
      Mr. Sudhindar Khanna Independent Director None 2 No 3 - -
      Dr Ajay Dua Independent Director None 4 Yes 3 - 3

      * Ceased to be a Director of the Company w.e.f. 12/08/2013

      The Directorships held by Directors as mentioned above, do not include Alternate Directorships and Directorships in Foreign Companies, Companies registered under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 and Private Limited Companies other than Subsidiaries of Public Limited Company.

      None of the Directors is a member in more than 10 committees nor is Chairperson / Chairman of more than 5 committees amongst the Companies mentioned above. The Committees considered for the above purpose are those specified in the existing Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement i.e. Audit Committee and Shareholders’ / Investors’ Grievance Committee.

    5. Meetings of the Board of Directors

      5 (Five) Board Meetings were held during the financial year 2013-2014 and the gap between two Board Meetings did not exceed four calendar months.

      The dates on which the meetings were held were as follows:

      Sr. No. Date of Meeting Board Strength No.  of Directors present
      1 22nd May, 2013 11 6
      2 27th May, 2013 11 7
      3 12th August, 2013 11 8
      4 11th   November , 2013 10 7
      5 13th February, 2014 10 8
    6. Board Procedures

      The Company Secretary prepares the Agenda in consultation with the Chairperson of the Board of Directors, the Chairperson / Chairman of the various Committees and the Vice Chairman and Managing Director and Group Managing Director. The information as required under Annexure IA to Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement is made available to the Board. The Agenda for the Meetings of the Board and its Committees, together with the appropriate supporting documents and papers are circulated well in advance of the meetings to enable the Board to take informed decisions.

      The meetings are generally held in Mumbai.

    7. Details of Directors being appointed/re-appointed

      As per the statue, two-thirds of the total number of Directors, other than Independent Directors should be retiring Directors. One-third of these retiring directors are required to retire every year, and if eligible, these directors qualify for re-appointment.

      1. A detailed profile of Directors appointed/eligible for re-appointment alongwith additional information required under Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement is provided separately by way of an Annexure to the Notice for the Annual General Meeting.
      2. Pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, Mr. Jaydev Mody retire by rotation at the ensuing Annual General Meeting, and does not seek re-appointment. It is proposed not to fillup the vacancy so created.
      3. Mr. Pradipta Mohapatra, Ms. Bhavna Doshi, Mr. Sudhindar Khanna, Lt. Gen Deepak Summanwar (retired) and Dr. Ajay Dua be appointed as Independent Directors at the ensuing Annual General Meeting for a period of Five consecutive years.
    8. Directors with materially significant related party transactions, pecuniary or business relationship with the Company

      There have been no materially significant related party transactions, pecuniary transactions or relationships between the Company and its Directors that may have potential conflict with the interests of the Company at large.

3. Audit Committee

3.1 Composition, Meetings and Attendance

The Audit Committee of the Company comprises of 3 Directors, all of whom are Independent Directors. During the year under review, Mr. C M Hattangdi, Non-Executive and Independent Director ceased to act as director of the company. In place of Mr. C M Hattangdi, Lt Gen Deepak Summanwar Non- Executive and Independent Director was appointed as member of the committee. Apart from Lt. Gen Deepak Summanwar, Mr. Amitabha Ghosh (Chairman) and Ms. Bhavna Doshi (Member) form the constitution of the Committee. They all have expert knowledge of Finance and Accounting. Mr. Amitabha Ghosh, the Chairman of the Audit Committee was present at the last Annual General Meeting held on 8th August, 2013. The Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Group CFO, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary are permanent invitees for the meetings. The Statutory Auditors and the Internal Auditors are also invited for the meetings. The Company Secretary functions as Secretary to the Committee. The Committee oversees the accounting and financial reporting process of the Company, the performance of the internal auditors, performance and remuneration of the statutory auditors and the safeguards employed by them.

During the financial year 2013-2014, the Audit Committee met 4 (four) times on 27th May, 2013, 12th August, 2013, 11th November, 2013 and 13th February, 2014. The attendance details are given below:-

Name of the Directors Designation No. of meetings during the year
Held Attended
Mr. Amitabha Ghosh Chairman 4 3
Ms. Bhavna Doshi Member 4 4
Lt. Gen. Deepak Summanwar** Member 4 3
Mr. C M Hattangdi* Member 4 1

*Mr. C M Hattangdi ceased to exist as director of the Company w.e.f. 12th August, 2013

** Lt. Gen. Deepak Summanwar appointed as committee member w.e.f 12th August, 2013

3.2 Terms of reference

The terms of reference of this Committee are wide enough to cover the matters specified for Audit Committees under Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement, as well as in Section 292A of the Companies Act, 1956 are as follows :

  1. Oversight of the Company’s financial reporting process and the disclosure of its financial information to ensure that the financial statement is correct, sufficient and credible;
  2. to review with the management, the financial statements at the end of the quarter, half year and the annual financial statements before submission to the Board for approval, focusing particularly on:
    1. Matters required to be included in the Directors’ Responsibility Statement to be included in the Board’s report in terms of sub-section (2AA) of Section 217 of the Companies Act, 1956;
    2. Changes, if any, in accounting policies and practices and reasons for the same;
    3. Major accounting entries involving estimates based on the exercise of judgment by management; Company)
    4. Significant adjustments made in the financial statements arising out of audit findings;
    5. Compliance with listing and other legal requirements relating to financial statements;
    6. Disclosure of any related party transactions;
    7. Qualifications in the draft audit report.
  3. to recommend to the Board the appointment, re-appointment, replacement, removal of the statutory auditors, the audit fee, any question of resignation or dismissal and payment to statutory auditors for any other services rendered by them;
  4. to discuss with the statutory auditors before the audit commences, about the nature and scope of the audit as well as post- audit discussion to ascertain any area of concern (in absence of management, wherever necessary);
  5. reviewing, with the management, the statement of uses / application of funds raised through an issue (public issue, rights issue, preferential issue, etc.), the statement of funds utilized for purposes other than those stated in the offer document / prospectus / notice and the report submitted by the monitoring agency monitoring the utilization of proceeds of a public or rights issue and making appropriate recommendations to the Board to take up steps in this matter;
  6. reviewing, with the management, performance of statutory and internal auditors, adequacy of the internal control systems and discuss the same periodically with the statutory auditors prior to the Board making its statement thereon;
  7. reviewing the adequacy of internal audit function, if any, including the structure of the internal audit department, staffing and seniority of the official heading the department, reporting structure coverage and frequency of internal audit;
  8. discussion with internal auditors any significant findings and follow up there on;
  9. reviewing the findings of any internal investigations by the internal auditors into matters where there is suspected fraud or irregularity or a failure of internal control systems of a material nature and reporting the matter to the Board;
  10. to look into the reasons for substantial defaults in the payment to the depositors, debenture holders, shareholders (in case of non payment of declared dividends) and creditors;
  11. to review the functioning of the Whistle Blower mechanism, in case the same is existing;
  12. to approve the appointment of CFO (i.e., the whole-time Finance Director or any other person heading the finance function or discharging that function) after assessing the qualifications, experience & background, etc. of the candidate.
  13. to consider other topics, as defined by the Board;
  14. to review the following information:
    1. Management discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations;
    2. Statement of significant related party transactions, submitted by the management;
    3. Management letters / letters of internal control weakness issued by the statutory auditors;
    4. Internal audit reports relating to internal control weakness; and
    5. The appointment, removal and terms of remuneration of the Internal Auditor.

4. Remuneration Committee

4.1 Composition, Meeting and Attendance

During the year under review, Mr. C M Hattangdi, Non-Executive and Independent Director ceased to act as director of the company. In place of Mr. C M Hattangdi, Lt Gen Deepak Summanwar Non- Executive and Independent Director was appointed. The Remuneration Committee comprises of 4 (Four) Directors of which 3 (three) are Independent Directors, namely, Mr. D. M. Popat (Chairman), Mr. Amitabha Ghosh and Lt. Gen Deepak Summanwar and one Executive Director, namely Ms. Urvi A. Piramal. During the financial year 2013 – 2014, the Remuneration Committee met on 27th May, 2013 to recommend commission to Executive and Independent Directors for the year 2012-13 and on 13th February, 2014 to note on the minimum remuneration to be paid to the Managerial Personnel for the year 2013-14 and other related issues thereto. The details are given below:-

Name of the Directors Designation No. of meetings during the year
Held Attended
Mr. D. M. Popat Chairman 2 1
Mr. C. M. Hattangdi* Member 2 1
Mr. Amitabha Ghosh Member 2 2
Lt. Gen Deepak Summanwar ** Member 2 1
Ms. Urvi A. Piramal Member 2 2

*Mr. C M Hattangdi ceased to exist as director of the Company w.e.f. 12th August, 2013

** Lt. Gen. Deepak Summanwar appointed as committee member w.e.f 12th August, 2013

4.2 Terms of reference & Remuneration Policy

The Committee decides the remuneration of the Executive Directors and commission to Non-Executive Directors. The broad terms of reference of the Remuneration Committee are to recommend to the Board, salary (including annual increments), perquisites and commission to be paid to the Executive Directors and to suggest the package of perquisites within the overall ceiling fixed by the Board and also to formulate and administer the Employee Stock Option Scheme including the review and grant of options to eligible employees under this Scheme.

Remuneration to Managerial Personnel and Commission to Executive and Non-Executive, Independent Directors is determined after taking into account their valuable guidance received for the various business initiatives and decisions at the Board level.

5. Investors’ Grievance Committee

5.1 Composition, Meeting and Attendance

During the year under review, Mr. C M Hattangdi, Non-Executive and Independent Director and the Chairman of the Committee ceased to act as director of the company. In place of Mr. C M Hattangdi, Lt Gen Deepak Summanwar Non- Executive and Independent Director was appointed as the Chairman of the Committee. Ms. Urvi A Piramal Executive Director is member of the said Committee. During the financial year 2013-2014, the Investors’ Grievance Committee met 4 (four) times on 27th May, 2013, 12th August, 2013, 11h November, 2013 and 13th February, 2014. The attendance details are given below:

Name of the Directors Designation No. of meetings during the year
Held Attended
Mr. C. M. Hattangdi* Chairman 4 1
Lt. Gen Deepak Summanwar** Chairman 4 3
Ms. Urvi A. Piramal Member 4 4

*Mr. C M Hattangdi ceased to exist as director of the Company w.e.f. 12th August, 2013

** Lt. Gen. Deepak Summanwar appointed as committee chairman w.e.f 12th August, 2013

5.2 Terms of Reference

The Investor Grievance Committee specifically looks into the redressal of investors’ complaints like transfer of shares, non- receipt of annual reports, non-receipt of declared dividends, non-receipt of interest / redemption on debentures. In addition, the Committee also looks into matters which can facilitate investors’ services and relations.

5.3 Details of Shareholders’ Complaints

The Company had no complaints outstanding as on 1st April, 2013 and received 8 Complaints during the year ended 31st March, 2014 and all Complaints were replied to the satisfaction of the shareholders. There were no complaints outstanding as on 31st March, 2014.

5.4 Company Secretary & Compliance Officer.

Name of the Company Secretary and the Compliance Officer
Mr. Rajashekhar Reddy
Peninsula Spenta
Mathuradas Mills Compound
Senapati Bapat Marg
Lower Parel, Mumbai 400 013
Telephone Number
+91-22-6615 4651 - 53
Fax Number
+91-22-6615 4593
E-mail ID


6. Remuneration of Directors

6.1 Remuneration paid to Non-Executive Directors of the Company

The Non-Executive Directors of the Company are paid sitting fees for attending each meeting of the Board of Directors and Committees thereof. During the year 2013-2014, commission for the financial year 2012 - 2013 was paid to the Non- Executive Independent Directors.

The Company has not granted any stock option to any of its Non-Executive Directors.

The details of the sitting fees paid and commission payable for the year 2013-14 are given below:

Name of the Director Sitting Fees (₹) Commission (₹)
Mr. Jaydev Mody - -
Mr. Amitabha Ghosh 1,30,000/- -
Ms. Bhavna Doshi 1,40,000/- -
Mr. C. M. Hattangdi 40,000/- -
Mr. D. M. Popat 50,000/- -
Lt. Gen. Deepak Summanwar 1,10,000/- -
Mr. Sudhindar Khanna 40,000/- -
Dr. Ajay Dua 80,000/- -

6.2 Remuneration paid to the Executive Directors of the Company

The remuneration of the Promoter Directors and other Executive Directors are decided on the recommendation of the Remuneration Committee and approved by the Board of Directors and shareholders. Any change in remuneration is also effected in the same manner and/or in line with the applicable statutory approvals.

The remuneration package of the Executive Directors comprises of salary and allowances, contribution to provident fund and superannuation fund and commission. No bonus, pension or incentive is paid to any of the Executive Directors.

The details of Remuneration for Financial Year 2013-14 are summarized below:

Name of the Directors Designation Salary & Allowances (₹) Company’s contribution to Provident Fund   and Superannuation Fund  (₹) Commission (₹)
Ms. Urvi A. Piramal Executive Chairperson 4,23,72,171 2,48,580
Mr. Rajeev A Piramal Vice-Chairman and Managing  Director 2,30,52,600 1,88,580
Mr. Mahesh S. Gupta Group Managing Director 2,64,78,373 31,66,000

The tenure of office of the Executive Directors of the Company is for a period of 5 years from their respective date of appointments and can be terminated by either party by giving three months’ notice in writing. There is no separate provision for payment of severance fees.

The remuneration paid to the above Managerial Personnel is subject to approval of Central Government. (Ministry of Corporate Affairs, New Delhi). The Company has made relevant application to the Central Government and the approval is awaited.

6.3 Employee Stock Option Scheme

During the year, the Company had not granted Employee Stock Options to any Senior Employee of the Company under the Employee Stock Option Scheme.

7. General Body Meetings and Postal Ballot:

7.1 Location and time, where Annual General Meeting (AGM) / Extra Ordinary General Meeting (EGM) for the last 3 years were held is given below:

Financial Year AGM  / EGM Date Time Location
2010-11 139th  AGM 11th August, 2011 11.00  a.m Walchand Hirachand Hall Indian Merchants’ Chamber Building, Churchgate, Mumbai 400 020
2011-12 140th  AGM 16th August, 2012 3.30 p.m.
2012-13 141st AGM 8th August, 2013 3.00 p.m. Hall of Harmony, Nehru Center,  Dr. Annie Beasant Road, Worli, Mumbai :- 400 018

All the resolutions set out in the respective notice were passed by the majority of the shareholders.

7.2 Special Resolutions passed in the previous Annual General Meetings (AGM) and Extra Ordinary General Meeting (EGM) :

AGM Date of AGM Special Resolution
138th  AGM 5th August, 2010

Resolution No. 12 : Issue of Fresh Securities by way of QIP / ADR / GDR / FCCB to domestic /

foreign investors / foreign institutional investors / qualified institutional buyers, etc.
139th  AGM 11th August, 2011

Resolution No. 7: Approve Payment  of remuneration by way of commission  to the  Non- executive Directors of the Company.

Resolution No. 8: Alteration of Articles of Association of the Company.
EGM Date of EGM Special Resolution
138th  AGM 5th August, 2010 Reduction of Share Capital pursuant to a merger of Topstar Mercantile Private Limited into Peninsula Land Limited

7.3 Postal Ballot

No Postal was conducted during the year under review.

8. Disclosures

8.1 Statutory Compliance, Penalties and Strictures

There were no instances of non-compliance by the Company nor have any penalties, strictures been imposed by the Stock Exchanges or Securities and Exchange Board of India or any other statutory authority during the last three years on any matter related to the capital markets.

8.2 Materially significant related party transactions

The transactions between the Company and the Directors and Companies in which the directors are interested are disclosed in Para No. 17 of Note No. 23 to Notes to the Accounts in the Annual Report in compliance with the Accounting Standard relating to “Related Party Disclosures”. There is no materially significant Related Party Transaction that may have potential conflict with the interest of the Company at large.

8.3 Code of Conduct

All the members of the Board and the Senior Management Personnel of the Company have affirmed compliance to the Code of Conduct of the Company as on 31st March, 2014. The Code of Conduct has been posted on the Company’s website (

A declaration to this effect signed by the Vice Chairman & Managing Director is appended to this Report.

8.4 Listing Agreement Compliance

The Company complies with all the requirements of the Listing Agreement including the mandatory requirements of Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement.

8.5 Risk Management

The Audit Committee and the Board of Directors regularly review the risk management strategy of the Company to ensure the effectiveness of the risk management policy and procedures. The Company has set up a system to appraise the Board of Directors of the Company on the key risk assessment areas and suggestive risk mitigation mechanism.

8.6 CEO and CFO Certification

The CEO and the CFO of the Company have given the certification on financial reporting and internal controls to the Board in terms of Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement with the Stock Exchanges.

8.7 Corporate Social Responsibility Policy

During the year under review, the Company had constituted a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee in line with the requirements of the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013. The Committee comprises of Ms. Urvi A Piramal, Chairperson, Mr. Rajeev A Piramal, Vice Chairman and Managing Director and Ms. Bhavna Doshi, Independent Director. The Terms of Reference of the CSR committee shall be :

  1. To formulate and recommend to the Board, a Corporate Social Responsibility Policy which shall indicate the activities to be undertaken by the company as specified in Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013;
  2. To recommend the amount of expenditure to be incurred on the CSR activities; and
  3. To Monitor the Corporate Social Responsibility Policy of the company from time to time.

CSR Activities

Peninsula Land Ltd (PLL) undertakes its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities through Urvi Ashok Piramal foundation. The Foundation operates in areas of health, vocational skill training, environment and education.

At the Aayushi General Hospital at Bagar, various free health camps were organized during the year, including orthopedic camp, eye screening camp and surgical service camps. Over 500 people were treated at these camps and more than 20 minor surgeries were conducted.

During the year, the Foundation operated six mobile health care vans and examined and treated over 40,000 patients in Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan), Bharuch (Gujarat), Nagpur & Nasik (Maharashtra). Through these vans, the Foundation has been able to reach approximately 2.50 lakh people in rural areas till date.

Apart from these vans, the Company has started health clinics at their construction sites whereby migrant construction workers received medical attention. New health clinics (OPD) were started at Hinjewadi and Lonavala construction sites in Maharashtra, where an MBBS doctor has been appointed to provide medical treatment to the construction workers.

To extend support to the families of the workers who are at work the whole day, the Company has started day care centers in collaboration with local non-government organizations (NGO) for the children of these workers. These centers provide basic education and recreational activities.

As part of the vocational skill training initiative, over 1500 women and youth received training in computer operations, mobile repairing, tailoring and beautician courses. Some of the women who completed this training at the Mandvi block in Bharuch district, received sewing machines from District Industrial Centre to start their own venture.

At the construction center in Nasik, the Company has set up a training center to impart training in computers and spoken English where 175 students have enrolled.

In the field of education, your company provides supplementary education in 10 municipal schools in Thane for the economically backward students. Post this initiative, the schools have posted better results.

The employees contributed to CSR through philanthropy and collected ₹ 95,000 towards treatment of cancer patients. The employees also participated in Mumbai Marathon, in support of cancer patients.

9. Monitoring of Subsidiary Companies

The Company monitors the performance of Subsidiary Companies, inter alia, by the following means :

  1. Financial statements, in particular the investments made by the unlisted Subsidiary Companies, are reviewed regularly by the Audit Committee of the Company.
  2. All minutes of the Board meetings of the unlisted Subsidiary Companies are placed before the Board regularly.

The Company does not has any material unlisted subsidiary and hence is not required to nominate an independent director of the Company on the Board of any subsidiary.

10. Means of communication

The quarterly results and annual results are generally published in Economic times, The Hindu Business Line and Maharashtra Times and simultaneously posted on the Company’s website (

The Management Discussion and Analysis Report have been included in the Annual Report.

The Company’s website contains a separate dedicated section ‘Investors Relations’ where shareholders information is available. The Annual Report of the Company is also available on the website in a user friendly and downloadable form.

The Company makes presentations to the Institutional Investors and Analysts.

11   General Shareholder Information

11.1  142nd Annual General Meeting

Date Time Venue
27th September, 2014 3.00 pm Hall of Culture, Nehru Centre, Dr. Annie Beasant Road, Worli, Mumbai – 400 018.

11.2 Financial Calendar for the Year 2014 -2015

Financial year 1st April, 2014 to 31st March, 2015
Book Closure Dates 20th September, 2014 to 27th September, 2014 ( both days inclusive) to determine the entitlement of shareholders to receive the dividend as may be declared for the year ended 31st March, 2014.
Payment of Dividend The Final Dividend, if declared by shareholder at the AGM shall be Paid wihin the timeline as provided under the provisions of the Companies Act 2013.

Financial reporting for the quarter ending (tentative and subject to change)

30th June, 2014 By 14th August, 2014
30th September, 2014 By 14th November, 2014
31st December, 2014 By 14th February, 2015
Year ending 31st March, 2015 By 30th May, 2015, Audited Results
Annual General Meeting for the year ending 31st March, 2015 By 30th September, 2015

11.3 Dividend History

Sr.No. Financial year Dividend  per share (₹) Date of Declaration (Annual General Meeting) Date of payment (Date of Dividend Warrant)
1 2010 – 11 1.7 11th August, 2011 12th August, 2011
2 2011- 12 1.1 16th August, 2012 17th August, 2012
3 2012- 13 1.5 8th August, 2013 10th August, 2013

11.4 Unclaimed dividends

All the shareholders whose dividend is unclaimed are requested to claim their dividend. Under the Transfer of Unclaimed Dividend Rules, it would not be possible to claim the dividend amount once deposited in Investor Education & Protection Fund

The statement of Unclaimed Dividend as per clause 5A of the Listing agreement is mentioned below:

Sr.No. Particulars
1 Aggregate number  of shareholders and the outstanding shares in the suspense  account  lying at the beginning  of the year as on 1st April, 2013 – NIL
2 Number of shareholders who approached issuer for transfer of shares from suspense  account  during the year 2013 – 2014-NIL;
3 Number of shareholders to whom shares were transferred from suspense  account  during the year 2013-2014: NIL
4 aggregate number  of shareholders and the outstanding shares in the suspense  account  lying at the end of the year 31st March, 2014:NIL;
5 That the voting rights on these  shares shall remain frozen till the rightful owner of such shares claims the shares

11.5 Transfer to Investor Education & Protection Fund

During the year under review, the Company has credited ₹674,360/- (being the Unpaid Dividend for financial year 2005- 2006 lying in the unclaimed / unpaid dividend account to the Investor Education & Protection Fund pursuant to Section 205C of the Companies Act, 1956, read with Investor Education & Protection Fund (Awareness and Protection of Investors) Rules, 2001.

11.6 Registered Office

The Registered Office of the Company is situated at :
Peninsula Spenta,
Mathuradas Mills Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg,
Lower Parel, Mumbai 400 013.

11.7 Listing of Securities on Stock Exchanges

a) Listing on Stock Exchanges (Equity Shares)
Bombay Stock Exchange Limited Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers. Dalal Street, Mumbai 400 023.
National Stock Exchange of India Limited Exchange Plaza, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai 400 051.
Name of the Exchange
Stock Code
Bombay Stock Exchange Limited
National Stock Exchange of India Limited
ISIN Demat


b)  Listing on Wholesale Debt Market (BSE) The Non-convertible Debentures of the Company have been listed on the Wholesale Debt Market (BSE).

Debenture Trustee Details:
IDBI Trusteeship Services Limited
Address: Asian Building, Ground Floor,
17, R. Kamani Marg, Ballard Estate, Mumbai – 400 001.
Tel: 91 022 4080 7001
Mob: 91 098203 43679
Fax: 91 022 6631 1776


The Company has been regular in paying the Annual Listing Fees to the Stock Exchanges. Listing fees for the year 2014 – 2015 have been paid within the due date.

11.8 Stock Market Data
The high / low of the market price of the shares of the Company is given below:

  Bombay Stock Exchange Limited (BSE) National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE)
Month High (₹) Low(₹) Monthly volume Sensex (closing) High (₹) Low(₹) Monthly volume CNX NIFTY (Closing)
April, 2013 52.4 36.3 25,94,126 19,504.18 52.35 36.1 50,62,201 5930.2
May, 2013 57.3 42.6 23,34,601 19,760.30 57.3 43 40,91,879 5985.95
June, 2013 45.8 35.8 7,24,464 19,395.81 45.85 35.8 13,88,146 5842.2
July, 2013 45.5 32.85 7,58,244 19,345.70 45.7 32.8 17,96,327 5742
August, 2013 36.25 29.15 9,93,117 18,619.72 36.2 29.1 24,19,456 5471.8
September, 2013 33.6 25.8 18,70,544 19,379.77 33 25.45 53,25,100 5735.3
October,  2013 33.1 26.3 29,89,629 21,164.52 33.3 26.1 86,49,396 6299.15
November, 2013 34.85 29.15 33,34,423 20,791.93 35 29 1,18,50,702 6176.1
December,  2013 43.3 31.75 80,77,138 21,170.68 43.3 31.75 2,08,80,343 6304
January, 2014 42.4 30.8 33,38,121 20,513.85 42.35 30.55 88,55,066 6089.5
February, 2014 32.8 28.15 12,70,969 21,120.12 32.75 28.2 4109250 6276.95
March, 2014 33.75 28.5 31,87,464 22,386.27 33.75 28.5 1,28,77,104 6704.2

Sources : BSE, NSE, Sensex and CNX Nifty websites

Stock Performance v/s BSE Sensex and CNX Nifty

The performance of Peninsula Land Limited’s Equity Shares relative to the BSE Sensex and CNX Nifty is given in the charts below:

11.9 Distribution of shareholding as on 31st March, 2014

Slab of shareholding No.  Of shareholders % of shareholders No.  of shares % of shares held
1 to 5000 50571 98.23 2,08,04,400 7.45
5001 to 10000 457 0.89 34,02,801 1.22
10001  to 20000 232 0.45 33,56,862 1.2
20001  to 30000 79 0.15 19,52,392 0.7
30001  to 40000 23 0.04 8,14,914 0.29
40001  to 50000 29 0.06 13,56,615 0.49
50001  to 100000 37 0.07 27,19,051 0.97
100001 & Above 52 0.1 24,47,94,185 87.68
TOTAL 51480 100 27,92,01,220 100

11.10 Shareholding Pattern as on 31st March, 2014

  Category No.  Of shareholders % of shareholders
A Promoters Holding    
1 Indian promoters 15,55,81,772 55.72
  Foreign promoters -- --
2 Persons acting in concert -- --
  Sub total (1 + 2) 15,55,81,772 55.72
B Non Promoters Holding    
3 Institutional Investors    
a Mutual Funds and UTI 28,134 0.01
b Banks, Financial Institutions, Insurance Companies 1,32,33,127 4.74
c Foreign Institutional Investors 4,72,79,509 16.94
  Sub-total  (3) 6,05,40,770 21.69
4 Others    
a Private Corporate Bodies 2,66,63,402 9.55
b Indian Public 3,45,64,421 12.38
c Non Resident Indians 9,84,367 0.35
d Overseas Corporate Bodies 2,50,000 0.09
e Clearing Members 6,16,488 0.22
  Subtotal (4) 6,30,78,678 22.59
  Total B 12,36,19,448 44.28
  Grand total (1 + 2 + 3 + 4) 27,92,01,220 100

11.11 Share Transfers (Physical Form)

The Board has delegated the authority for approving transfer, transmission, etc. of the Company’s equity shares to a Share Transfer Committee comprising of Ms. Urvi A. Piramal, Mr. Rajeev A. Piramal and Mr. Mahesh S. Gupta. The share certificates in physical form are generally processed and returned within 15 days from the date of receipt, if the documents are clear in all respects.

For administrative convenience and to facilitate speedy approvals, authority has also been delegated to Senior Executives to approve share transfers upto specified limits.

A summary of the transfer / transmission so approved by the Committee and the authorized Executives is placed at every Board Meeting.

The Company obtains from a Company Secretary in practice half yearly certificate of compliance with the share transfer formalities as required under Clause 47 (c) of the Listing Agreement with the Stock Exchanges, and files a copy of the certificate with the Stock Exchanges.

The Company conducts a Reconciliation of Share Capital Audit on a quarterly basis in accordance with SEBI requirements. M/s Haribhakti & Co., Chartered Accountants has been appointed by the Company to conduct such audit. The Reconciliation of Share Capital Audit Reports of M/s. Haribhakti & Co., which have been submitted to the Stock Exchanges within the stipulated period, inter alia confirms that the equity shares of the Company held in dematerialized form and in physical form tally with the issued and paid-up equity share capital of the Company.

11.12 Dematerialization of shares and liquidity

As at 31st March, 2014, 27,33,71,590 Equity Shares representing 97.91% of the Company’s paid-up Equity Share Capital have been dematerialized.

Trading in Equity Shares of the Company is permitted only in dematerialized form as per the notification issued by SEBI.

Shareholders seeking demat / remat of their shares need to approach their Depository Participants (DP) with whom they maintain a demat account. The DP will generate an electronic request and will send the physical share certificates to the Share Transfer Agent of the Company. Upon receipt of the request and share certificates, the Share Transfer Agent will verify the same. Upon verification, the Share Transfer Agent will request National Securities Depository Limited (NSDL) / Central Depository Services (India) Limited (CDSL) to confirm the demat request. The demat account of the respective shareholder will be credited with equivalent number of shares. In case of rejection of the request, the same shall be communicated to the shareholder.

In case of remat, upon receipt of the request from the shareholder, the DP generates a request and verification of the same is done by the Share Transfer Agent. The Share Transfer Agent then request NSDL / CDSL to confirm the same. Approval of the Company is sought and equivalent numbers of shares are issued in physical form to the shareholder. The share certificate is dispatched within one month from the date of issue of shares in physical form.

11.13 Share Transfer Agent

Freedom Registry Limited has been appointed as one point agency for dealing with shareholders. Shareholders’ correspondence should be addressed to the Company’s Share Transfer Agent at the address mentioned below :

Registered Office
Freedom Registry Limited
Plot No. 101/102, 19th Street, MIDC Area
Satpur, Nashik 422 007.
Tel (0253) – 2354 032
Fax (0253) 2351 126
Mumbai Liasioning Office
Freedom Registry Limited
104, Bayside Mall,
35, C. M. M. Malviya Marg, Tardeo Road, Haji Ali,
Mumbai 400 034.
Tel : (022) – 2352 5589 / 6743 2799


11.14 Investor Helpdesk

Share transfers, dividend payments and all other investor related activities are attended to and processed at the office of the Share Transfer Agent, Freedom Registry Limited.

For lodgement of transfer deeds and other documents or for any other grievance / complaints, shareholders / investors may contact Share Transfer Agent, Freedom Registry Limited at the address mentioned above.

Any queries relating to share transfers, dividend payments, annual report, etc. may be mailed at

11.15 Investor Correspondence

Shareholders can also contact the following Official for Secretarial matters of the Company

Name E-mail ID Telephone No Fax No
Mr.Rajashekhar Reddy      
Company Secretary -66154635 +91-22-6615 4593

Shareholders can contact the following Officials for Financial matters of the Company:

Name E-mail ID Telephone No Fax No
Mr.Dinesh Jain Group CFO      
Mr. Bharat Sanghavi +91-22-6615 4651 - 53 +91-22-6615 4593
Chief Financial Officer   +91-22-6622 9300 +91-22-6622 9302
Correspondence address:
Peninsula Land Limited
Peninsula Spenta,
Mathuradas Mills Compound,
Senapati Bapat Marg,
Lower Parel, Mumbai 400 013.


Corporate Identity Number (CIN) : L17120MH1871PLC000005

11.16 Plant Location

The Company has no manufacturing plant

11.17 Outstanding GDRs / ADRs / Warrants or any Convertible Instruments

There are no outstanding convertible warrants / instruments.

11.18 Status of Compliance with Non Mandatory Requirements

  1. For Remuneration Committee, please refer No. 4 above.
  2. Since the financial results are published in newspapers having wide circulation, only the annual accounts are sent to each of the shareholders.
  3. The provisions relating to postal ballot shall be complied with on matters as may be applicable.

12 Code for Prevention of Insider Trading

The Company has adopted a Code for Prevention of Insider Trading in the shares of the Company which is in line with the Model Code as prescribed by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 1992, as amended. The said Code inter alia prohibits purchase / sale of shares of the Company by Directors and Employees while in possession of unpublished price sensitive information in relation to the Company.

Declaration regarding Compliance by Board Members and Senior Management Personnel with the Company’s Code of Conduct


The Members of Peninsula Land Limited

Declaration by the Managing Director under Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement

I, Rajeev A Piramal, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Peninsula Land Limited hereby declare that all the members of the Board of Directors and Senior Management Personnel have affirmed compliance with the Code of Conduct for the year ended 31st March, 2014.

Rajeev A Piramal
Vice Chairman and Managing Director


Place: Mumbai
Date: 26th May, 2014