Referring to the bank’s exposure to the Videocon group, the statement said a consortium of over 20 banks
and financial institutions had sanctioned facilities to the group aggregating about Rs 400 billion. ICICI Bank’s exposure to the Videocon group as part of this syndicated consortium was Rs 32.50 billion, less than 10 per cent of the total consortium facility in April 2012.
“ICICI Bank was not the lead bank for this consortium,” the bank said. The board said the bank’s credit committee, which sanctioned the loan to Videocon, was chaired by then chairman of ICICI Bank and included independent and working directors. Kochhar was not the chairperson of the committee.
The bank also said such rumours had first surfaced in mid-2016, which it had responded to. The board concluded that it had full confidence and reposed full faith in its MD and CEO and commended the entire management team under her leadership. It said, “We would urge you not to be misled by these rumours, being spread to malign the bank and its top management.”