On March 12, 2020, the executive committee of the central board of State Bank of India (SBI) has approved an investment of Rs 7,250 crore in Yes Bank Ltd. as a part of RBI formulated rescue plan titled “Yes Bank Ltd. Reconstruction Scheme, 2020” for the revival of Yes Bank. The SBI has not specified its shareholding the bank but it will remain under 49% of the paid up capital of the Yes Bank.
- The investment has been made by purchasing 725 crore equity shares of Yes Bank at a price of Rs 10 per share.
- As per reconstruction scheme, SBI cannot reduce its holding below 26% before the completion of next three years.
-The investment made by SBI is higher than its original plan of infusing Rs 2,450 crore in the private bank.
-Now SBI seek participation from other investors to bring in equity necessary to recapitalise Yes Bank .
-It should be noted that last week RBI had placed Yes Bank under a moratorium and withdrawals restricted to Rs 50,000 per month till April 3, 2020. RBI also superseded its board and placed it under an administrator, Prashant Kumar who is a former deputy managing director and CFO of SBI. A day after RBI released draft plan for it’s revival.
- Read the draft plan here: “RBI announced draft scheme “Yes Bank Ltd. Reconstruction Scheme, 2020” for Yes Bank’s revival; SBI willing to invest”
- Read about moratorium on Yes Bank here: Centre imposed moratorium on Yes Bank; withdrawals restricted to Rs 50,000 per month till April 3, 2020; Prashant Kumar named as its administrator
About YES Bank:
Headquarter– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Tagline– Experience our Expertise
Formed– July 1955 as SBI
Headquarter– Mumabi, Maharashtra
Chairman– Rajnish Kumar
Digital banking platform– Yono
Tagline– The Banker to Every Indian