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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

UCO Bank to issue 3.13 cr equity shares to LIC on preferential basis

Kolkata-based UCO Bank on Tuesday proposed an issue of 3.13 crore equity shares to Life Insurance Corporation of India on preferential basis. The decision was taken by the board of directors at a meeting in Kolkata this afternoon.

“The issue of 3.13-crore equity shares to LIC on preferential basis will be done at a price as determined in accordance with Securities Exchange Board of India (ICDR) Regulations 2009. It will be subject to approval of the Union Government, Reserve Bank of India and the bank's shareholders,” the bank said in a notification to the BSE on Tuesday.

LIC holds 8.44 per cent of the total number of shares of UCO Bank. It held a total of 5.3 crore shares in the bank as on December 31, 2011, as per data available on the shareholding pattern of the bank from the BSE.

Meanwhile, Allahabad Bank also plans to consider issue of equity shares on preferential basis to LIC at its board meeting on Wednesday.

Life Insurance Corporation holds 8.65 per cent of the total number of stocks of Allahabad Bank as on December 31, 2011.


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