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Date : Jan 02, 2014
Increase in Foreign Investment Limit/Ceiling in an Indian Company under PIS - FIIs up to 40% : Karur Vysya Bank Ltd

The Reserve Bank of India advise that the Karur Vysya Bank Ltd. has passed a resolution at its Board of Directors’ Meeting and a resolution in its Annual General Meeting agreeing for the purchase of its equity shares by FIIs up to 40% of their paid-up capital through primary/secondary markets in India.

Reserve Bank's approval to the Karur Vysya Bank Ltd. for raising FII investment limit to 40% is subject to the condition that aggregate foreign investment in the bank should also not exceed the composite sectoral cap of 49% (49% under Automatic Route & beyond 49% to 74% under Government Route) as prescribed by the Government from time to time.

As the Karur Vysya Bank Ltd has now passed the necessary resolutions in this regard equity shares of the Karur Vysya Bank Ltd can now be purchased through primary market and stock exchanges provided the purchase of equity shares by a single FII/SEBI approved sub-account of a registered FII in the Karur Vysya Bank Ltd. shall not exceed 10% (Ten percent) of the paid-up equity capital of the bank.  It may be ensured that the investments made are within the stipulated ceilings.

It may be noted that the present policy of Department of Banking Operations and Development (DBOD) requires RBI acknowledgement for acquisition / transfer of shares of 5% and more of a private sector bank by FIIs, based upon policy guidelines on acknowledgement of acquisition / transfer of shares issued on February 3, 2004.

Ajit Prasad
Assistant General Manager

Press Release : 2013-2014/1336