NDB approves capital raising of over Rs. 6.2 billion via rights issue


(L to R) Ranasinghege Semasinghe (Director), Mrs. Kimarli Fernando (Director), Ashok Pathirage (Director/Deputy Chairman), Ananda W Atukorala (Chairman), Dimantha Seneviratne (Director/Chief Executive Officer), Sarath Wikramanayake (Director), Mrs. Indrani Sugathadasa (Director), Sriyan Cooray (Director), Shehani Ranasinghe (Vice President, Company Secretary)

The shareholders of NDB approved a capital raising of over Rs. 6.2 billion via a Rights Issue at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) held at the NDB-EDB Tower on Monday.

The funds to be raised are primarily to supplement growth and to improve the Bank’s Tier I capital adequacy levels.

NDB Shareholders and the Bank’s Board of Directors were present at the EGM.

Accordingly, up to 59,154,354 new ordinary voting shares will be issued by NDB by way of a Rights Issue to the shareholders as at the end of trading on 11th September 2018 in the proportion of 1:3 ratio at an issue price of Rs. 105. The Rights Issue was unanimously passed by the shareholders by way of an ordinary resolution.

NDB recorded impressive results for the six months ended 30 June 2018, continuing the strong growth it recorded last year.

This growth is an affirmation that, Transformation 2020, the mid-term strategy launched by the Bank in 2017 is delivering the intended results amidst challenging business environment, through clear strategic focus, execution and the commitment of Team NDB.

NDB has made considerable strides towards the Sri Lankan banking and finance sector, expanding and evolving a range of products and services accessible through its growing branch network. NDB’s performance and customer relations were recognized when the Bank was recently named the "Best Bank in Sri Lanka" by the prestigious Global Finance Magazine at the 25th Annual Best Bank Awards in the Asia Pacific.

Further details on NDB’s many products can be obtained from its 24 hour Call Centre, by calling 011 244 8888 or by visiting NDB Bank’s website on www.ndbbank.com.

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