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Five associate banks to merge with SBI from April 1

SBI is expected to become a lender of global proportions with an asset base of over $555 billion

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

State Bank of India
State Bank of India

All the five associates will merge with State Bank of India (SBI) from April 1, in the largest consolidation exercise in the banking history of India.

The assets of State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur (SBBJ), State Bank of Mysore (SBM), State Bank of Travancore (SBT), State Bank of Patiala (SBP) and State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH) will be transferred to from April 1, 2017, said in a regulatory filing.

With the merger of all the five associates, the is expected to become a lender of global proportions with an asset base of Rs 37 trillion (Rs 37 lakh crore) or over $555 billion, 22,500 branches and 58,000 ATMs. It will have over 50 crore customers.

Officers and employees, with the exception of the board of directors and executive trustees of the associate banks, will become employees of SBI following the merger.

First Published: Thu, February 23 2017. 19:30 IST
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