IDFC FIRST Bank to Raise Rs 3,200 cr Via Preferential Issue

IDFC FIRST Bank to Raise Rs 3,200 cr Via Preferential Issue

2nd Ju ly 2024  Mumbai, Maharashtra, India IDFC FIRST Bank has laid a robust foundation with a strong and profitable business model. The Bank is seeing strong traction in raising deposits with customer deposits growing by 42% in FY24 over FY23. The Bank also sees significant upcoming opportunities for loan growth with high asset quality. The overall asset quality of the Bank continues to be good, with a GNPA of 1.88% and an NNPA of 0.60% as of March 31, 2024. In the retail, rural, and sme finance book, the Gross and Net NPA continue to be quite low at 1.38% and 0.44% respectively as of March 31, 2024.

The Bank is also well positioned in terms of experience, team, technology, systems, risk management, and controls, to take advantage of the growth opportunities in a stable manner. The business is also profitable with the profit after tax increasing to Rs. 2,957 crores in FY24, an increase of 21% over Rs. 2,437 crores in FY23. The capital adequacy as of March 31, 2024, is strong at 16.11%. To take advantage of upcoming growth opportunities, the Bank intends to raise funds of Rs. 3,200 crores by issuing equity shares of the Bank on a preferential basis. With this proposed capital raise of Rs. 3,200 crores, the overall capital adequacy of the Bank will further increase to 17.49%, as computed on the risk-weighted assets as on March 31, 2024, which will put the bank in a strong position to participate in future growth.

With the aforesaid intention, the Board of Directors (“Board”) of the Bank at its meeting held today i.e., May 30, 2024, has, inter-alia, considered and approved to Issue, offer and allot 39,68,74,600 (Thirty-nine crore sixty-eight lakhs seventy-four thousand and six hundred) equity shares of face value of Rs. 10/- each fully paid-up, on a preferential basis, to the allottees, as mentioned in Annexure

1 (“Proposed Allottees”), for Rs. 80.63/- per equity share, amounting to Rs. 3,200 crore (Rupees Three thousand and two hundred crore only) (round off) (“Preferential Issue”), by the applicable provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and SEBI ICDR Regulations, and also subject to approval of the shareholders of the ‘Bank’.

Further, the Board of Directors of the Bank has approved a process of carrying out Postal Ballot to seek approval of the shareholders of the Bank for issuance and allotment of equity shares by way of preferential issue to the Proposed Allottees. Also, the Board has approved the draft Postal Ballot Notice to be issued to the shareholders to seek their approval for the Preferential Issue.

Rabindra

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