SBI approves merger with associates

The board of country’s largest lender, State Bank of India (SBI) has approved share swap ratio to merge 5 associate banks and Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB) with itself. In the swap ratio an acquiring company will offer its own shares in exchange for the target company’s shares during a merger or acquisition. The merger will add to the strength of SBI – which, at assets of about Rs 23 lakh crore, is roughly 1/4 of the Indian banking system. The SBI board gave approval for scheme of acquisition for 5 associate banks and BMB, SBI informed stock exchanges. 

As per the approved merger ratios for each of the banks, the scheme provides for allotment of:
i. SBI will give 28 of its shares for every 10 shares held of State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur.
ii. It will give 22 of its shares for every 10 shares held of State Bank of Mysore. 
iii. The lender will give 22 of its own shares for every 10 shares held of State Bank of Travancore.
iv.  SBI will give 4,42,31,510 shares with face value of Re. 1 for every 100 crore equity shares of Bhartiya Mahila Bank. 
According to the leading business data analyst Bloomberg’s list of world’s top 50 banks (in terms of assets)  after consolidation, SBI ($ 550 billion) will move by six places to 44th position, overtaking French corporate and investment bank Natixis ($ 544 billion). The top bank in the list is the Chinese bank ICBC ($3,423 billion).
Source – The Hindu

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