Bank of Baroda shares jump nearly 7% on govt's decision to infuse Rs 5,042 crore into state-owned lender

The stock of Bank of Baroda climbed 6.62 percent to close at Rs 129.60 on the BSE. During the day, it gained 7.28 percent to Rs 130.40

Press Trust of India March 28, 2019 17:37:27 IST
Bank of Baroda shares jump nearly 7% on govt's decision to infuse Rs 5,042 crore into state-owned lender
  • On the National Stock Exchange (NSE), shares jumped 6.74 percent to close at Rs 129.75 apiece

  • On the traded volume front, 23.05 lakh shares were traded on the BSE and over 4 crore shares on the NSE during the day

  • The merger of Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank with Bank of Baroda would be effective from 1 April

New Delhi: Shares of Bank of Baroda jumped nearly 7 percent Thursday after the government decided to infuse Rs 5,042 crore into the state-owned lender.

The stock climbed 6.62 percent to close at Rs 129.60 on the BSE. During the day, it gained 7.28 percent to Rs 130.40.

On the National Stock Exchange (NSE), shares jumped 6.74 percent to close at Rs 129.75 apiece.

Bank of Baroda shares jump nearly 7 on govts decision to infuse Rs 5042 crore into stateowned lender

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On the traded volume front, 23.05 lakh shares were traded on the BSE and over 4 crore shares on the NSE during the day.

The government has decided to infuse Rs 5,042 crore into Bank of Baroda ahead of the merger of two other public sector lenders Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank with BoB.

The merger of Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank with BoB would be effective from 1 April.

The finance ministry through its notification on Wednesday conveyed its decision to infuse a capital of Rs 5,042 crore into BoB, the bank said in a regulatory filing.

The government in September last year had announced the merger of Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank with Bank of Baroda, aiming to create the third-largest lender after SBI and ICICI Bank.

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