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Punjab & Sind Bank to raise up to Rs 5,500 cr through preferential issue

The fund raising will help bank meet its regulatory and growth capital

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Punjab & Sind Bank

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The scale will make the merged banks efficient, help them expand credit, introduce new products and bring down the cost of money for customers

State-owned on Saturday said its board has approved a proposal to raise up to Rs 5,500 crore by issuing shares on a preferential basis.

The board approval is in line with the government sanction to infuse an amount of Rs 5,500 crore in the bank towards contribution of the Centre in the preferential allotment of equity shares during FY2020-21.

The board has cleared agenda to "offer, issue, create and allot equity shares up to Rs 5,500 crore including share premium to the Government of India by way of preferential issue of equity shares", the bank said in a regulatory filing.

The fund raising will help bank meet its regulatory and growth capital.

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First Published: Sat, November 21 2020. 18:12 IST
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