Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Central Bank to roll out IPO in June

The Central bank of India is expecting an approval for an IPO from the Securities and Exchange Board of India(SEBI) in June. The capital realized by the bank would be used to amend the basel-2 Capital adequacy ratio (CAR) as directed by the Reserve Bank of India(RBI).The CAR is expected to rise to 12 per cent from the current levels of 10.40 percent after the issue.

The management also plans to expand the bank internally, upgrade it technologically and strengthen the Human resource department. The size of the IPO is expected to be somewhere around Rs300 crore. The bank is also thinking on capital expansion as a means of capital restructuring and diversifying it services.

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