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LIC buys additional shares in Bank of India for Rs 451 crore

PTI
Published : Jul 7, 2017, 5:29 pm IST
Updated : Jul 7, 2017, 5:29 pm IST

Bank of India sold shares equivalent to LIC through an open market purchase on a preference shares allotment

LIC bought an additional stake of over 3 per cent in Bank of India for about Rs 450.88 crore. (Representational Image)
 LIC bought an additional stake of over 3 per cent in Bank of India for about Rs 450.88 crore. (Representational Image)

New Delhi: Insurance behemoth LIC has bought an additional stake of over 3 per cent in public sector Bank of India for about Rs 450.88 crore.

The Bank of India sold 33,500,000 shares equivalent to over 3.12 per cent equity to LIC through an open market purchase on a preference shares allotment on June 28, 2017, as per bank's regulatory filing.

Calculated on the stock weighted average price (WAP) of Rs 134.59 apiece on June 28, the valuation of the deal comes at over Rs 450.87 crore. With this, Life Insurance Corporation's (LIC) stake in the bank has gone up to 14.25 per cent from the earlier 11.13 per cent.

Stocks of Bank of India today closed 0.11 per cent up at Rs 140.80 on BSE.

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