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RBI lets Axis Bank raise foreign shareholding to up to 62% from 49%

RBI said total foreign investment from all sources in the bank shall not exceed 62% of paid-up capital

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

An employee speaks on his mobile phone as he walks inside Axis Bank's corporate headquarters in Mumbai
An employee speaks on his mobile phone as he walks inside Axis Bank's corporate headquarters in Mumbai

Reserve Bank has allowed to raise foreign shareholding to up to 62%, from the earlier limit of 49%.

"Foreign institutional investors (FIIs)/registered foreign portfolios investors (RFPIs) can now invest from the existing 49% up to 62%of the paid-up capital of under the Portfolio Investment Scheme (PIS)", RBI said in a notification.testing.. we are here....

RBI said total foreign investment from all sources in the bank shall not exceed 62% of the paid-up capital.

The decision was taken after passage of resolutions at the level of the board of directors and through a special resolution by the shareholders, agreeing to enhancing the limit for purchase of its shares and convertible debentures by FIIs/RFPIs.

One of the leading private lenders, started operations in 1994 and has been promoted by financial institutions such as UTI, LIC, GIC and its subsidiaries.

Axis Bank stock closed 0.45% up at Rs 515.60 on BSE.

First Published: Tue, May 31 2016. 18:58 IST
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