Money & Banking

IOB plans to raise Rs 300 cr via bonds

PTI New Delhi | Updated on November 30, 2018 Published on November 30, 2018

The board of directors of Indian Overseas Bank has approved raising up to Rs 300 crore on a private placement basis through globally accepted Basel III complaint bonds.

“The board of directors of the bank, has by circular resolution... approved raising of tier II capital by issue of tier II Basel III compliant bonds for an issue size of Rs 200 crore with a greenshoe option of additional Rs 100 crore aggregating Rs 300 crore in one or more tranches on a private placement basis,” Indian Overseas Bank said in a regulatory filing today.

To comply with Basel-III capital regulations, banks globally need to improve and strengthen their capital planning processes. These norms are being implemented to mitigate concerns over potential stresses on asset quality and consequential impact on performance and profitability of banks.

Indian banking system had been implementing Basel III standards in phases since April 1, 2013. The banks are expected to fully implement these norms by March 2019. This will align with the complete implementation of Basel III in India closer to the internationally agreed date of January 1, 2019.

Shares of Indian Overseas Bank were trading 1.03 per cent lower at Rs 14.35 apiece on the BSE.

Published on November 30, 2018
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