Thursday, May 24, 2007

Central Bank plan to tap the Capital Markets:plans an IPO of 1000 cr.

Central Bank of India, one of the few government-controlled banks yet to tap the capital market, has filed its draft prospectus for an initial public offering with the capital markets regulator Sebi to raise close to Rs 1,000 crore.
The bank, which is planning to launch a public offering of eight crore shares, is likely to price its issue at close to Rs 110 per share. Central Bank, like other banks in the country, needs funds to bolster its capital base to feed rising demand in an economy which has recorded an average growth of 8% during the last four years.
The public offer will help the bank bolster its capital adequacy ratio now at 10.4%. The beefing up of its capital base will also aid the bank in fulfiling regulatory norms for banks with overseas operations.

Source: Economic Times

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