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RBI allows Rana Kapoor to continue as YES Bank MD & CEO till further notice

In June this year, Yes Bank's shareholders had approved the re-appointment of Rana Kapoor as the CEO & MD for three years, subject to final approval from the Reserve Bank of India

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Rana Kapoor
Rana Kapoor, MD & CEO, Yes Bank

Private sector lender today said it has received RBI's approval for the continuance of as managing director and CEO of the bank till further notice from the central bank.

In June this year, Yes Bank's shareholders had approved the re-appointment of as the chief executive and managing director for three years, subject to final approval from the

"We wish to inform you that the Bank has received the RBI's approval that may continue as Managing Director & CEO of till further notice from RBI," the bank said in a regulatory filing.

Shares of the bank had slid in the past few sessions amid pending approval from on Kapoor's re-appointment.

The stock declined 1.12 per cent to close at Rs 361.90 on BSE today.

Putting speculation to the rest, approved the reappointment of Rana Kapoor as MD and CEO of but did not specify the period.

The Bank had sought permission from the for the reappointment of Kapoor for a period of three years starting September 2018 onward.

Earlier this year, RBI denied a three-year extension to Axis Bank CEO Shikha Sharma despite board endorsing her reappointment.

Kapoor was among the founding team of Yes Bank, along with Ashok Kapur who died in 2008. As a promoter, Kapoor and his family own a 10.66 per cent stake in the bank. He has been the bank's CEO since 2004.

The banking sector has seen increased regulatory scrutiny over the last two years as the RBI has tried to push for appropriate recognition of bad loans. The asset quality review initiated in December 2015 has led to an increase in bad loans over Rs 6 lakh crore across banks, including Yes Bank.

Banks were asked to disclose divergences' in bad loan reporting. As a result, the RBI judged gross NPAs at Rs 83.738 bn for Yes Bank for 2016-17 against declared gross NPAs at Rs 20.18 bn. Thus, there was a divergence of Rs 63. 55 bn or three times the reported amount.

First Published: Thu, August 30 2018. 22:33 IST
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