(2) The dividend distribution policy shall include the following parameters:
(a) the circumstances under which the shareholders of the listed entities may or may not expect dividend;Provided that if the listed entity proposes to declare dividend on the basis of parameters in addition to clauses (a) to (e) or proposes to change such additional parameters or the dividend distribution policy contained in any of the parameters, it shall disclose such changes along with the rationale for the same in its annual report and on its website.
(b) the financial parameters that shall be considered while declaring dividend;
(c) internal and external factors that shall be considered for declaration of dividend;
(d) policy as to how the retained earnings shall be utilized; and
(e) parameters that shall be adopted with regard to various classes of shares:
(3) The listed entities other than top five hundred listed entities based on market capitalization may disclose their dividend distribution policies on a voluntary basis in their annual reports and on their websites.”
(2) Various Compliance Formats under Listing Regulations (LODR) 2015 is available at BSE site.