Sobha limited - division interiors
www.sobha.com
FAQ
1. When was Sobha Ltd formed?
Mr. P.N.C. Menon founded Sobha Ltd in 1995 with a clear vision to transform the way people perceive quality in the real estate sector in India.

2. When did Sobha Ltd get listed as a public limited company?
Sobha Ltd went public through its initial public offering in 2006. It was a historical event as the issue got oversubscribed a record 126 times.

3. Who are in the Board of Directors of Sobha Ltd?
The Board of Directors of the Company are: Mr. P.N.C. Menon – Chairman, Mr. Ravi Menon – Vice Chairman, Mr. J.C. Sharma – Managing Director, Mr. P. Ramakrishnan – Deputy Managing Director and four Independent Directors – Mr. R.V.S. Rao, Dr. S.K. Gupta, Mr. Anup Shah and Mr. M. Damodaran.

4. What does Sobha Ltd logo signify?
The 1:2 ratio is one of the most desired proportions in the construction arena. As a mark of Sobha Ltd commitment to precision and aesthetics, the same ratio is applied to its logo. The golden rectangle represents 'balance' – a reflection of the solid foundation and durability that our creations offer. The yellow background signifies 'energy' and 'optimism' - traits well engrained in every Sobhaite. The black dots represent the state-of-the-art technology we employ in all our operations. The red dot is symbolic of being 'auspicious' and represents the ‘pinnacle of success’ – a sign of the Company’s continuing quest for perfection.

5. What is Sobha Ltd core philosophy?
‘Passion at Work’ - has been adopted as the core philosophy and also forms the Company's tagline.

6. What are Sobha Ltd main businesses?
Sobha Ltd is primarily focused on residential and contractual projects. The Company also has a best-in-class interior division and mattress division.

7. What is Sobha Ltd turnover?
Sobha Ltd, on a consolidated basis for the financial year 2011-12 recorded a top line of Rs. 14.14 Billion, Profit Before Tax (PBT) of Rs. 3.18 Billion – the highest in its history – and Profit After Tax (PAT) of Rs. 2.06 Billion.

8. What kind of residential projects does Sobha Ltd offer?
The Company’s residential projects include presidential apartments, villas, row houses, super luxury apartments, luxury apartments and plotted development along with amenities such as a clubhouse, swimming pool and shopping complex. In all its residential projects the Company lays strong emphasis on environmental management, water harvesting and high safety standards.

9. Which was Sobha Ltd first residential project?
Sobha Ltd first residential project was Sobha Ltd Sapphire. It was launched in 1999 in Bangalore.

10. Where are Sobha Ltd residential projects located?
The Company has residential projects in Bangalore, NCR, Pune, Chennai, Mysore, Thrissur and Coimbatore.

11. What kind of contractual projects does Sobha Ltd take up?
On the contractual side, the Company has constructed a variety of structures for corporates including corporate offices, convention centres, software development blocks, multiplex theatres, hostel facilities, guest houses, food courts, restaurants, research centres and club houses. Some of Sobha Ltd prestigious clients include Infosys, Taj Group, Dell, HP, Timken, Biocon, Institute of Public Enterprises (IPE), Bosch, Hotel Leela Ventures and others.

12. How many projects has Sobha Ltd completed till date?
As of 31 March 2012, in the past 17 years since its inception, Sobha Ltd has completed 79 real estate projects and 209 contractual projects covering about 51.80 Million Square Feet of area.

13. How many ongoing residential and contractual projects does Sobha Ltd have?
The Company currently has 38 ongoing residential projects aggregating to 23.04 Million Square Feet of developable area and 16.28 Million Square Feet of Super Built-up area, and 47 ongoing contractual projects aggregating to 10.05 Million Square Feet under various stages of construction.

14. Overall, in how many cities is Sobha Ltd present?
Sobha Ltd has made a footprint in 21 cities and 11 states across India.

15. What is Sobha Ltd backward integration model?
The backward integration model is one of the key competitive strengths of Sobha Ltd. This literally means that the Company has all the competencies and in-house resources to deliver a project from conceptualization to completion.
Sobha Ltd backward integration model includes an interiors division with one of India’s largest wood working factory, a metal works and glazing factory, and a concrete products factory. They are located in Bangalore on Bommasandra-Jigani Link Road.

16. What is Sobha Ltd Restoplus?
Sobha Ltd Restoplus is the mattress division of Sobha Ltd. It was launched in Bangalore in 2007. Sobha Ltd Restoplus imbibes the most advanced sleeping technology in India. Imported machinery and materials make the mattress a durable, comfortable and reliable sleeping surface.

17. What is Sobha Ltd quality mission?
The Company’s quality mission is to develop and construct aesthetically designed, functionally efficient and economically viable residential/commercial complexes. These complexes reflect engineering excellence as they are crafted to be self-contained mini townships aimed at providing complete customer satisfaction.

18. What are the quality accreditations Sobha Ltd has received?
Sobha Ltd was one of the first companies in the industry to obtain the ISO 9001 certification. The Company has also received the OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications for its Environmental, Health and Safety Management System. As a conscious step, in sync with the international initiative, Sobha Ltd future township projects will be designed for accreditation with the Indian Green Building Council.

19. What kind of eco-friendly initiatives are implemented in Sobha Ltd projects?
Being an environmentally responsible corporate citizen, Sobha Ltd has always contributed towards reducing the carbon footprint. In all its projects, the Company lays strong emphasis on environment management practices like rain water harvesting and recycling of waste. Sobha Ltd also focuses on designer landscaping, exciting spatial solutions, better ventilation, natural lighting systems, high-level of eco-friendly finishing and green building orientation.

20. How many employees does Sobha Ltd have?
As on 31st March 2012, Sobha Ltd Developers has more than 2,500 employees.

21. What is Sobha Ltd Academy meant for?
The Company has set up Sobha Ltd Academy, a training centre with state-of-the-art facilities that offers world-class training to all its employees in different areas of expertise.

22. How many shareholders does Sobha Ltd have?
Sobha Ltd has more than 64,000 shareholders.

23. What are the different CSR initiatives undertaken by the Company?
The Company believes that for the overall wellbeing of the society, a comprehensive and sustainable development of rural India is a must. It is in this context that Graama Sobha Ltd, a unique social developmental program was initiated by the company in 2006 in two grama panchayaths in Palakkad district of Kerala. The program covers key human development verticals like education, health, employment, water, sanitation and housing besides various social empowerment measures.

24. What are the recent awards won by Sobha Ltd?
Our Chairman Mr. P.N.C Menon was conferred with the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Puraskar by the Hon’ble President of India, Ms. Prathiba Patil, on January 9, 2009.
Sobha Ltd has won 70 awards since inception. Some of the key awards won by Sobha Ltd in the year 2011 are listed below:
• ‘Best Residential Property Award’ for more than 5 lakh sq. ft. for the project, Sobha Ltd Daffodil, by CNBC AWAAZ- CRISIL- CREDAI
• Lifetime Achiever’s Award to Mr. P.N.C. Menon for his outstanding contribution to the real estate sector by Realty Plus
• Pathfinder’s Award to Mr. J.C. Sharma for the Most Enterprising CEO by Realty Plus
• India’s Top 10 Builders Award by Construction World
• Best Sustainable Project of the Year for Bayer Eco-Commercial Building by Construction Week India
• Runners-up Award for Best Luxury Residential Project (South) for Sobha Ltd Malachite, Thrissur by Zee Business – RICS
• Most Outstanding Structure built in Pune for Infosys Food Court- 3 by Sobha Ltd by Indian Concrete Institute (ICI)
• Handa Golden Key Trophy Award for Value Engineering by INVEST
• Sobha Ltd annual report for FY 2010-11 titled “Details Make the Difference”, won a Silver Award for excellence within the industry (Real Estate) World-wide and a Bronze Award for the Best In-House Annual Report in Asia-Pacific Region by League of American Communications Professionals (LACP). It was also ranked 35 in the top 50 Annual Reports in the Asia-Pacific Region
• ‘Best Use of Public Relations’ under the category Private Sector Entity (Corporate) by Exchange4media
• PRCI Gold Award for “House Journal” by Public Relations Council of India (PRCI)
• Achievement Award for Social Responsibility by Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC)

25. Where is Sobha Ltd registered/corporate office located?
Sobha Ltd registered and corporate office, ‘Sobha Ltd’ is located in Bangalore, India. The complete address is Sobha Ltd, Sarjapur - Marathahalli Outer Ring Road (ORR), Devarabisanahalli, Bellandur Post, Bangalore 560 103. Contact: 080 4932 0000.