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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Govt to infuse Rs 1,248 cr into UCO, United Bank of India

MUMBAI: The government has decided to infuse Rs 1,248 crore into two public sector banks UCO Bank and United Bank of India as part of recapitalization package to shore up equity capital.

The government has decided to infuse Rs 940 crore into the Tier I capital of the bank by way of preferential allotment of the equity, UCO Bank informed the Bombay Stock Exchange in a filing on Wednesday.

Besides, another Kolkata-based United Bank of India would get Rs 308 crore.

At the same time, Allahabad Bank and Chennai-based Indian Overseas Bank are having board meeting on February 18 and February 19 respectively to consider preferential allotment of equity shares to the Government of India.

However, quantum of capital infusion in these two banks are not yet known.

The notification in this regard was issued by the government on Tuesday.

Both the banks will have the board meeting on February 19 to consider the capital infusion.

The board will consider among other things the reclassification of the authorised capital of the bank, United Bank of India said in a separate filing.

It is to be noted that Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee announced capital infusion of Rs 15,000 crore into public sector banks during the current fiscal to ensure that these entities are able to attain a minimum 8 percent Tier-I capital by March 31, 2011.

As part of recapitalization, the government had infused Rs 6,211 crore into five banks. The banks, which had got capital support from the government in the first tranche included Union Bank of India , Bank of Maharashtra , IDBI Bank , UCO Bank and Central Bank India.

Besides, the government also approved additional capital infusion of Rs 6,000 crore in 10 public sector banks with an objective to raise its holding to a minimum 58 percent in all state-run banks.

The proposed capital infusion is to enhance the lending capacity of the state-owned banks to meet the credit requirement of the economy in order to maintain and accelerate the economic growth momentum.

Source: Economic Times


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