The country’s largest lender State Bank of India today said it has raised Rs 3,000 crore from bonds to fund business growth.
The bank yesterday issued 30,000 Basel-III compliant Tier-ll bonds in the nature of debentures of a face value of Rs 10 lakh each at par, SBI said in a statement.
Bonds with 10 years maturity will give 8.45 per cent annually to investors who have subscribed to such bonds on private placement basis, it said. They come with a call option of five years.
The bank through these bonds raised Rs 3,000 crore, it said.
Recently, SBI got board approval to raise Rs 15,000 crore from various means, including public offer and overseas issuance of shares, in the next 14 months.
The funds raised will help the bank meet global risk norms, Basel-III, which will kick in from March 2019.
The committee of directors, at a January 15 meeting, authorised the bank to seek shareholders’ approval and to write to the Government of India and RBI seeking their approval for extending the period of approval for raising capital up to Rs 15,000 crore till March 2017, SBI had said.
The funds would be raised either through a follow-on public issue, qualified institutional placement, rights issue, private placement, Global Depository Receipt, American Depository Receipt, or a combination of these, it had said.