The Reserve Bank of India has announced that the second due date of premature redemption of the Sovereign Gold Bond (SGB) 2016-17, Series IV shall be September 17, 2022.
As per the Government’s notification on SGB 2016-17 Series IV, the tenor of the bond is 8 years and early encashment/redemption of the bond is allowed after the fifth year from the date of issue on coupon payment dates (date on which interest is payable).
The Sovereign Gold Bond (SGB) 2016-17, Series IV was issued on March 17, 2017, at an issue price of Rs.2893. Thus, the second due date for the premature redemption of SGB 2016-17 Series IV has been accordingly fixed as September 17. In its statement dated 9th September 2022, RBI said that the redemption price of SGB for the second premature redemption due on September 17, 2022, shall be Rs.5077 per unit.
The above price is based on the simple average closing gold price of 999 purity of the week (Monday-Friday) preceding the date of redemption as published by the India Bullion and Jewellers Association Ltd (IBJA). If an investor opts for premature withdrawal, then the absolute return will be 75.49 per cent on the above investment made on March 17, 2017.