Bank of Baroda raises over Rs 9.7 bn by issuing Basel III compliant bonds

Bank of Baroda on Friday said it has raised over Rs 9.71 billion by issuing Basel III compliant bonds.

The bank issued Basel III compliant tier II bonds of face value of Rs 1 million each amounting to Rs 9.71 billion.

The unsecured, redeemable bonds carry a coupon rate of 8.42 per cent, Bank of Baroda said in a regulatory filing.

The issue opened Thursday and closed the same day, it added. As many as 17 allottees were given the bonds under the issue.

Basel III is an international regulatory framework with a set of reforms to improve the regulation, supervision and risk management within the banking sector.

To comply with global Basel-III capital regulations, banks need to improve and strengthen their capital planning process.

These norms are being implemented to mitigate concerns on potential stresses on asset quality and consequential impact on performance and profitability of banks.

Indian banking system has been implementing Basel III standards in phases since April 1, 2013. The banks are expected to fully implement these norms by March 2019.

Stock of Bank of Baroda closed 1.14 per cent up at Rs 106.30 on BSE.

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