The Union Cabinet on Friday cleared a draft resolution scheme for cash-starved YES Bank, according to TV reports. Last week, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had announced a draft scheme of reconstruction for the lender, according to which the strategic investor in the bank would pick up 49 per cent stake and not reduce holding to under 26 per cent before three years from the date of capital infusion.
The scheme was announced a day after the RBI imposed a month-long moratorium on the bank, restricting withdrawals to Rs 50,000 per depositor till April 3.
State Bank of India (SBI) on Thursday said it would infuse Rs 7,250 crore into ailing YES Bank and pick 7,250 million shares at Rs 10 each, and its shareholding would remain within 49 per cent of the paid-up capital of the private sector lender.
“The executive committee of the central board at its meeting on March 11 accorded approval for purchase of 7,250 million shares of YES Bank at a price of Rs 10 a share, subject to regulatory approvals,” SBI said in an exchange filing on Thursday