ICICI Bank sells 1.5% stake in ICICI Prudential for Rs 840 cr

ICICI Bank on Monday said that it has sold 1.5 per cent share in ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Ltd for Rs 840 crore.

The development comes just days after the bank sold 3.6 per cent stake in ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company for around Rs 2,250 crore.

While announcing its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 last month, ICICI Bank had stated that the bank would look at further strengthening the balance sheet as opportunities arise.

“The bank has today divested 21,500,000 equity shares with a face value of Rs 10 each of ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited, representing 1.50 per cent of its equity share capital on March 31, 2020, on the stock exchange for an approximate total consideration of Rs 8.40 billion,” it said.

Following the transaction, the bank’s shareholding in ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Ltd stands at around 51.4 per cent.

Shares of ICICI Bank rose on Monday following the announcement. Around 2.05 pm, ICICI Bank shares on the BSE were trading at Rs 372.50, higher by Rs 8.60 or Rs 2.36 per cent from the previous close.