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IDBI Bank Board approves divestment of remaining 25% stake in life insurance arm

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  • Earlier, the bank had sold 23 percent stake to Ageas, after which the insurer’s name was changed from IDBI Federal Life Insurance to Ageas Federal Life Insurance
  • IDBI Bank also announced that its board has granted in-principle approval for the divestment of the bank’s stake up to 11.10 percent of paid up share capital of NSDL

New Delhi: The Board of Directors of IDBI Bank has approved the divestment of the bank’s remaining 25 percent stake in Ageas Federal Life Insurance Company Limited (AFLI) to Ageas Insurance International NV (Ageas), the bank said in a regulatory filing to the stock exchanges on Tuesday. “In continuation of our disclosure dated Februay 21, 2017, it is hereby informed that the Board of Directors of the Bank at its meeting held on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, has approved to sell IDBI Bank's entire stake of 20,00,00,000 equity shares in Ageas Federal Life Insurance Company Limited (AFLI) to Ageas Insurance International NV (Ageas) pursuant to exercise of Call Option by Ageas,” it said.

Earlier, the bank had sold 23 percent stake to Ageas, after which the insurer’s name was changed from IDBI Federal Life Insurance to Ageas Federal Life Insurance. 

IDBI Bank Board approves sale of stake in NSDL

IDBI Bank also announced that its board has granted in-principle approval for the divestment of the bank’s stake up to 11.10 percent of paid up share capital of National Securities Depository Ltd (NSDL).

In a separate exchange filing, IDBI Bank noted that its board has also approved the “rupee bond borrowing limit of Rs 28,000 crore for FY 2022-23 to be borrowed in one or more tranches comprising of Additional Tier I (AT-1) bonds up to Rs 23,000 crore and senior/infrastructure bonds up to Rs 21,000 crore by way of private placement during FY 2022-23.”

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