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LIC to raise stake in Kotak bank to 9.99% following RBI approval

Kotak Bank shares traded at  ₹2,020 on BSE, up 2.91% from the previous close.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

LIC will raise its stake in private sector lender Kotak Mahindra Bank to almost 10%, after receiving grant of approval from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Kotak Mahindra Bank (Kotak) said it has received an intimation from LIC regarding the same.

“Kotak Mahindra Bank has received an intimation from Life Insurance Corporation stating that the Reserve Bank of India had granted its approval to LIC, for increasing its holding in the bank up to 9.99% of the paid-up equity share capital of the bank,” Kotak said in a regulatory filing on Monday. The approval is valid for a period of one year, Kotak said.

The hike in stake by LIC is subject to RBI's master directions on prior approval for acquisition of shares or voting rights in private sector banks and on ownership in private sector banks.

It is also subject to SEBI regulations Foreign Exchange Management Act among others.

As of September 30, 2021, LIC held 4.96% stake in the bank, as per data on BSE.

Kotak Bank shares traded at  ₹2,020 on BSE, up 2.91% from the previous close. During the day, it gained 4.10 % to ₹2,043.55. On the NSE, it climbed 2.81 %  to close at ₹ 2,019.60.


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