New Delhi: PNB Housing Finance, a subsidiary of Punjab National Bank (PNB), is mulling a proposal to raise up to Rs8,000 crore in one or more tranches by issuing debt securities.

The decision will be taken at the company’s board meeting scheduled on Thursday. “Board meeting to consider the proposal of fund raising by way of debt issue," the company said in a regulatory filing. The board will consider issuance of “secured and unsecured non-convertible debentures aggregating up to an amount of 8,000 crore in one or multiple tranches," it said.

The company had conducted a non-deal road show for debt investors on 5-6 March in Hong Kong and on 7 March in Singapore. PNB Housing Finance is the fifth largest firm in the housing finance business in the country.

The promoter PNB owns 33% in the company, 37.3% is the quality investment holdings, 17.1% by foreign institutional investors, 6.5% by mutual funds, 4.3% by public and others while the rest is owned by financial institutions and corporate bodies.

PNB Housing Finance shares closed at Rs1,119.35 on BSE, up 1.88% from previous close.

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