The price band for the initial public offering of LIC has been set at Rs 902 to Rs 949, with a discount of Rs 60 for policyholders

For retail and employees, the discount will be of Rs 40, the persons privy to the development told the news channel.

The much-awaited IPO of the state-run insurance behemoth is set to open on May 4, the sources said a day earlier, adding that the issue is likely to close on May 9.

The anchor book for the offer is expected to open on May 2, they added, further noting that there will be no greenshoe option in the IPO.