Dena Bank seeks Rs900 cr capital infusion

Dena Bank seeks Rs900 cr capital infusion
PTI
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First Published: Wed, Aug 26 2009. 03 47 PM IST
Updated: Wed, Aug 26 2009. 03 47 PM IST
New Delhi: The government is considering a Rs900 crore capital infusion plan to Dena Bank for meeting its capital requirement and business growth.
The bank has requested the government to infuse the capital by way of preference shares and equity capital on preference basis, official sources said.
Since a lot of issues are involved in it, the government is examining the proposal, sources said.
The bank cannot raise money from the capital market as the government holding has hit 51% and according to regulations, government cannot lower its stake in nationalised bank below that.
Sources said, the bank has requested the government to provide Rs500 crore during the current fiscal and the remaining Rs400 crore in 2010-11.
As per the proposal, the bank has requested the government to pump in Rs300 crore through preference shares and Rs200 crore as perpetual non-cumulative preference shares in the current fiscal.
Meanwhile, the World Bank has agreed to provide $2 billion loan for the recapitalisation of PSU banks.
The World Bank board is expected to meet in the second-half of September in Washington to approve a $2 billion loan for the recapitalisation of PSU banks and another $1.2 billion loan for the IIFCL.
Both the loans form part of the $14 billion loan amount earmarked by the World Bank for India over the next three years.
For the quarter ended 30 June 2009, the net profit of Dena Bank jumped by 68.40% at Rs115.02 crore, compared to Rs68.30 crore in the same quarter a year ago.
Total income rose to Rs1,123.82 crore in the latest quarter against Rs834.40 crore.
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First Published: Wed, Aug 26 2009. 03 47 PM IST