A man checks his mobile phones in front of State Bank of India (SBI) branch in Kolkata.
New Delhi: State Bank of India Friday said it has received shareholders' approval to raise up to Rs 20,000 crore through sale of shares.
The country's largest lender held a general meeting of its shareholders in Mumbai to seek approval for the business as a special resolution, it said in a regulatory filing.
Shareholders' approval was sought "to create, offer, issue and allot such number of equity shares for an amount not exceeding Rs 20,000 crore...by way of public issue (i.e. follow on public offer) or private placement, including QIP/GDR/ADR and/or any other mode or a combination(s) thereof, as may be decided by the board," the bank said.
SBI shares closed 0.13 per cent down at Rs 275.40 on the BSE.