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RBI draft plan: SBI to invest in reconstructed YES Bank up to 49%

The draft comes a day after the RBI imposed a moratorium on the bank, restricting withdrawals to Rs 50,000 per depositor till April 3

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Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar
Photo: Kamlesh Pednekar

The Reserve Bank of India on Friday unveiled 'Scheme of Reconstruction' for Yes Bank, saying that the State Bank of India (SBI) has expressed willingness to invest in the crisis-ridden lender. The RBI said that investor bank cannot reduce its holding in below 26 per cent before three years. "Yes Bank's capital stands altered at Rs 5,000 crore and the strategic investor bank will bring in 49 per cent equity," the central bank said in a release.

The draft comes a day after the RBI imposed a moratorium on the bank, restricting withdrawals to Rs 50,000 per depositor till April 3. The RBI has also superseded the board of the bank, which is now being headed by former deputy managing director and CFO of SBI Prashant Kumar.

RBI's rescue plan for Yes Bank:

1. SBI will have to pick up 49% stake

2 SBI cannot reduce holding to below 26% before three years from the date of capital infusion

3. From the appointed date, the authorised capital of the private sector bank would stand altered to Rs 5,000 crore

4. Number of equity shares to 2,400 crore having face value of Rs 2 each

5. The investor bank (SBI) shall agree to invest in the equity of the reconstructed bank to the extent that post infusion it holds 49 per cent shareholding in the reconstructed bank at a price not less than Rs 10 (Face value of Rs 2) and premium of Rs 8

6. "All the deposits with and liabilities of the reconstructed bank, except as provided in the scheme, and the rights, liabilities and obligations of its creditors, will continue in the same manner and with the same terms and conditions, completely unaffected by the Scheme, The instruments qualifying as Additional Tier 1 capital, issued by the Ltd. under Basel III framework, shall stand written down permanently, in full, with effect from the Appointed date."

7. The reconstructed will have six member board, including CEO& MD and non-executive chairman. The investor bank (read SBI) shall have two nominee directors appointed on the Board of the Reconstructed Bank

8. Reserve Bank of India may appoint Additional Directors in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of Section 36AB of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949.

9. The Board of directors of the Reconstructed Bank will have the freedom to discontinue the services of the key managerial personnel at any point after following the due procedure.

First Published: Fri, March 06 2020. 17:37 IST