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Canara Bank issues 4 crore shares to LIC on preferential basis

Canara Bank

New Delhi: Canara Bank has issued four crore fully paid-up equity shares to LIC on preferential basis valued at about Rs 1,396.80 crore.

Canara Bank had passed a special resolution by shareholder at its EGM on April 30 for issue and allotment of 4 crore equity shares to Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).

“…has allotted 4,00,00,000 fully paid-up equity shares on May 12 to Life Insurance Corporation of India/Schemes of LIC on preferential basis,” it said in a filing to BSE.

On the basis of yesterday’s closing value of bank’s share at Rs 349.20, the valuation of four crore shares sold to LIC comes at Rs 1,396.80 crore.

Canara Bank shares traded 2.59 per cent higher at Rs 358.25 on BSE post noon trades on BSE today.

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