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IOB has also initiated the process of unlocking value from non-core investments valued at  ₹72 crore to augment capital. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
IOB has also initiated the process of unlocking value from non-core investments valued at 72 crore to augment capital. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Indian Overseas Bank eyes to raise 850 cr in FY19-20

  • In a notification to the BSE, the city-based bank said it plans to raise the amount from sale of properties and investments
  • The bank was looking at all avenues to improve capital position, the notification said, adding, it was actively pursuing monetisation of its non-core assets

Public sector Indian Overseas Bank on Monday plans to raise about 850 crore during the current financial year through sale of non-core assets, to augment capital.

In a notification to the BSE, the city-based bank said it plans to raise the amount from sale of properties and investments.

"The bank is currently exploring its options for stake sale in joint ventures to augment resources which could help raise over 445 crore," it said.

The bank was looking at all avenues to improve capital position, the notification said, adding, it was actively pursuing monetisation of its non-core assets.

As part of the strategy to unlock assets to raise capital, the bank has identified 32 properties for sale including prime properties in Singapore and Hongkong aggregating to 900 crore.

During 2018-19, the bank said, it sold six properties including five at overseas occasions aggregating 129 crore.

"The Bank has already initiated the process for sales of 26 properties, valued at about 775 crore, and is engaging various stakeholders for expediting sale and to derive maximum value in the process," it said.

IOB has also initiated the process of unlocking value from non-core investments valued at 72 crore to augment capital.

The bank with various initiatives has turned around and the capital augmentation through these traditional ways will facilitate it to achieve the targeted profit in FY2020, IOB Executive Director K Swaminathan said.

The bank had added to its capital funds to the extent of around 261 crore by issue of equity shares to employees under ESPS in fourth quarter of FY2018-19, it added.

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