Yes Bank shares zoom over 32% after SBI announces 49% stake buy in cash-strapped lender for Rs 2,450 cr

Shares of Yes Bank on Monday zoomed over 32 percent after State Bank of India (SBI) said it will pick up 49 percent stake in the cash-strapped lender for Rs 2,450 crore

Press Trust of India March 09, 2020 12:33:45 IST
Yes Bank shares zoom over 32% after SBI announces 49% stake buy in cash-strapped lender for Rs 2,450 cr
  • The scrip witnessed a sharp rise, spiking 40.7 percent to Rs 22.80 on the BSE during the day

  • SBI on Saturday announced it will pick up a 49 percent stake in Yes Bank for Rs 2,450 crore and clarified that all the deposits and liabilities of the reconstructed bank will continue in the 'same manner'

  • SBI shares were trading over 4 percent lower at Rs 258.50 on the BSE

New Delhi: Shares of Yes Bank on Monday zoomed over 32 percent after State Bank of India (SBI) said it will pick up 49 percent stake in the cash-strapped lender for Rs 2,450 crore.

The scrip witnessed a sharp rise, spiking 40.7 percent to Rs 22.80 on the BSE during the day. It closed 31.17 percent higher at Rs 21.25.

On the NSE, it jumped 41.17 percent to Rs 22.80 during the trading hours.

Yes Bank shares zoom over 32 after SBI announces 49 stake buy in cashstrapped lender for Rs 2450 cr

Yes Bank. Representational image.

It settled 32.20 percent up at Rs 21.35.

In terms of volume, over 72 crore shares were traded on the NSE while BSE saw an exchange of more than 6.9 crore units.

The spurt in volume was more than 3.22 times during the day on the BSE.

SBI on Saturday announced it will pick up 49 percent stake in Yes Bank for Rs 2,450 crore and clarified that all the deposits and liabilities of the reconstructed bank will continue in the "same manner".

"Yes Bank has 255-crore shares of Rs 2 per share. SBI will be issued 245 crore shares at a price of Rs 10 per share for Rs 2,450 crore. This will be 49 percent of the share capital of the reconstructed bank," SBI said in a statement.

SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar had earlier said it had set a maximum investment limit of Rs 10,000 crore for Yes Bank reconstruction process.

SBI shares were trading over 4 percent lower at Rs 258.50 apiece on the BSE.

Yes Bank has been struggling to raise capital amid its dwindling financial health. It sought to raise $2 billion initially during this fiscal, which was then pruned to $1.2 billion as it could not rope in any investor.

Yes Bank shares had plunged 56 percent in the last trading session.

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