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Andhra Bank to divest stakes in joint ventures

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

State-owned Monday said it will divest its stake either fully or partially in various joint venture firms.

The board of directors of the bank, at its meeting held on November 11, 2018, accorded its approval for divestment of bank's stake in full or in part in joint venture investments of the -- ASREC Ltd, International (Malaysia) Bhd and IndiaFirst Life Insurance Co Ltd, said in a regulatory filing.

IndiaFirst is a joint-venture between (44 per cent), (30 per cent) and UK's wealth and investment management firm (26 per cent).

International Bank (Malaysia) Berhad (IIBM) is a joint-venture of state-owned (40 per cent); (35 per cent) and Andhra Bank (25 per cent) that began its operations in July 2012.

ASREC is engaged in securitisation and reconstruction of financial assets business.

It is owned by (27.04 per cent), (26.02 per cent), Andhra Bank (26.02 per cent), (11.22 per cent), LIC (9.18 per cent), (0.51 per cent).

The owns 100 shares in the company.

Andhra Bank earlier last week reported a net loss of Rs 434 crore in second quarter of this fiscal, which widened against Rs 385.11 crore loss in year ago same period.

In the first quarter ended June, 2018-19 the bank had posted a net loss of Rs 539.83 crore. In fiscal ended March 2018, the bank had registered a net loss of Rs 3,412.53 crore due to huge amount of bad loans.

Stock of the bank closed flat at Rs 28.75 on BSE.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 21:25 IST