|VPBank has successfully increased its charter capital to around VNĐ14 trillion (US$614 million). - Photo VPBank|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — VPBank has successfully increased its charter capital to around VNĐ14 trillion (US$614 million).
The capital hike was implemented through the dividend payout in shares and share bonus.
After the rise, the governor of the State Bank of Việt Nam issued Decision 1426/QĐ-NHNN on July 7, revising VPBank’s business licence with a change to its charter capital from VNĐ10.77 trillion to VNĐ14 trillion.
VPBank will make another charter capital hike this year, of roughly VNĐ2 trillion to raise its capital to VNĐ16 trillion through a 15 per cent private placement to local and international investors. The share price will be determined by mutual consent through negotiations between the bank and its investors, but it will be higher than the book value.
The bank said it is raising more capital to meet its operational demand, and to comply with the safety ratio regulated by the central bank.
This year, VPBank has been the second bank in the country to finalise a capital hike plan, after OCB.
On June 20, OCB completed its charter capital hike procedures and raised its capital from VNĐ4 trillion to VNĐ5 trillion through dividend payout in shares and private placement. — VNS