SeABank to issue shares for capital hike

Friday, Dec 07, 2018 14:30

SeABank’s total assets had reached VND126.47 trillion as of September 30. — Photo SeABank

The Southeast Asia Joint Stock Commercial Bank (SeABank) will issue more than 222 million shares over the course of this month and 2019 in a move to raise its charter capital by more than VND2.22 trillion (US$94.87 million) to nearly VND7.69 trillion.

SeABank will issue 199 million shares to existing shareholders at a price of VND10,000 per share. Another 23 million shares will be issued to the bank’s staff, but the price has not been revealed yet. The deadline for shareholders to decide to buy more shares is December 8.

SeABank said the proceeds will be used to finance the bank’s business activities. VND1 trillion will be used for lending, VND850 billion will be invested in bonds from the Government and other credit institutions and VND350 billion will be invested in fixed assets.

After issuing the new shares, the bank will list its shares on the stock markets within a year.

Governor of the State Bank of Viet Nam Le Minh Hung has approved SeABank’s proposal to increase its charter capital from VND5.46 trillion to VND7.69 trillion.

SeABank’s shares are traded on the over-the-counter (OTC) market at VND12,000 apiece, some 20 per cent higher than the par value.

In the first three quarters of this year, SeABank’s profit was more than VND400 billion, up nearly 83 per cent against the same period last year and equivalent to 48 per cent of its VND829 billion full-year target.

As of September 30, the bank’s total assets reached VND126.47 trillion, inching up 1 per cent from the end of last year. The bank’s outstanding loans increased by 9.8 per cent to VND77.46 trillion while its mobilised capital rose by 15 per cent to nearly VND92.12 trillion. — VNS

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