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BSEC approves Standard Bank’s subordinated bond of Tk500cr

  • Published at 01:04 am September 19th, 2019
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The purpose of the issuance is to strengthen the capital base (Tier-2) of the company

The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) on Wednesday approved a fully redeemable Non-convertible Subordinated Bond of Tk500 crore in favour of Standard Bank Limited.

The approval was given at a commission meeting, presided over by BSEC Chairman M Khairul Hossain, held at its headquarters, said a BSEC statement yesterday.

The purpose of the issuance is to strengthen the capital base (Tier-2) of the company. The tenure of the Standard Bank bonds will be seven years. The per-unit price of the Bond has been fixed at  Tk1 crore.

The units will be sold to banks, financial institutions, insurance companies, corporate bodies, asset management companies, mutual funds and high net-worth individuals through private placements.

The proceeds of the Bond would strengthen the bank’s capital base and meet its capital requirement through private placement, subject to the approval from the Bangladesh Bank, company officials said.

MTB Capital Limited will act as the trustee and City Bank Capital Resources Limited arranger for the Bond.

Standard Bank was incorporated on May 11, 1999 as a commercial bank. The bank was listed at the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) in 2003. 

In yesterday’s meeting, the commission also decided to ask the Dhaka Stock Exchange authorities to submit a report within 14 days regarding the alleged share manipulation of Monno Ceramics and Monno Jute Stafflers.