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State Bank of Pakistan Raises No Objections Against KASB Bank-BankIslami Merger

Karachi, July 05, 2018 (PPI-OT): The State Bank of Pakistan on Thursday released a “no objection” statement on the valuation of the now-defunct KASB Bank which is to merge with BankIslami. The State Bank posted the details on its website saying ‘the objections stand disposed of accordingly.’ On orders of the Sindh High Court, the State Bank of Pakistan has initiated a process of inviting applications from all stakeholders as to the valuations being used for the purposes of the merger.

SBP said:

On May 14, notice inviting objections to the valuation of the bank was published in the leading national and regional dailies informing therein the valuation report of the bank. After an evaluation of those objections, the State Bank of Pakistan finds no reason to initiate fresh evaluations.

SBP said,

Based on the assessment of the objections the evaluation conducted by the independent evaluator of the bank was considered reasonable. In order to reach the maximum members or shareholders of the bank, notices were also placed on the websites of the Central Depository Company (CDC), BankIslami (Pakistan) Ltd and Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX).

A copy of the notices was also issued to the 3,999 members and shareholders of the bank on the given addresses, as per the list obtained from BankIslami, CDC, and PSX. According to the notice, the members or shareholders of the bank, as on 27-4-2015, were invited to file their written objections to the valuation of the bank as set out in the scheme of amalgamation to the Director, Banking Policy and Regulations Department, SBP, within 15 days of the notice. SBP said a total of 319 members/shareholders submitted their objections by the given date i.e. 29-5-2018. In addition, objections from 15 members/shareholders were received after the due date.

Objections of all the 334 members/shareholders were considered.

It added, based on the assessment of the objections to the evaluation conducted by the independent evaluator of the bank was considered reasonable. There was no reason raised by the objecting member and shareholders, which could be considered to necessitate fresh evaluation, said the central bank.

For more information, contact:
Chief Spokesman,
State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)
Central Directorate
I.I. Chundrigar Road, Karachi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-21-111-727-111
Tel: +92-21-39212562
Fax: +92-21-39212433 – 39212436
Email: chief.spokesperson@sbp.org.pk
Website: www.sbp.org.pk