Corporation Bank to preferentially issue shares to Government as part of PSB recapitalization

Corporation BankThe government of India will invest Rs 857 cr into Corporation Bank as part of its bank recapitalization efforts, the public sector bank said.

Public sector banks, including the State Bank of India, are facing mounting NPAs or defaults as big debtors, such as corporations, refuse to, or are unable to make payments.

The taxpayer money invested by the government helps the banks write off these loans.

By a letter dated 19 August, the government of India has informed the bank that it will invest Rs 857 cr by way of preferential issue of shares. A meeting of shareholders has been called on 22 Sept for approving the investment.

Other banks are also expected to receive funding.