SBI to raise Rs5,681 crore from preferential issue to government

The funds raised will help the SBI to meet global risk norms, Basel III, which will kick in from March 2019


Earlier this month, SBI had said it would also take fresh approval to raise up to Rs15,000 crore through various means. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint
Earlier this month, SBI had said it would also take fresh approval to raise up to Rs15,000 crore through various means. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint

New Delhi: State Bank of India on Friday said it will raise Rs5,681 crore by issuance of preferential shares to the central government, its majority shareholder.

“The Committee of Directors for Capital Raising of the Bank...has accorded its approval to fix the issue price at Rs269.59 per share of face value of Re1 each, including a premium of Rs268.59 per share and accordingly, to issue 21,07,27,400 equity shares...on preferential basis to Government of India, for a consideration of Rs5,680.99 crore,” SBI said in a BSE filing.

Earlier this month, SBI had said it would also take fresh approval to raise up to Rs15,000 crore through various means, including public offer and overseas issuance of shares.

The funds raised will help the bank meet global risk norms, Basel III, which will kick in from March 2019. Shares of SBI were trading 0.19% lower at Rs 261.20 on the BSE.

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