HDFC to be merged with HDFC Bank

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Mumbai: The Board of Directors of HDFC Bank and HDFC Limited, at their respective meetings held on Monday have approved a composite scheme of amalgamation of HDFC Investments Limited and HDFC Holdings Limited, into and with HDFC Limited and HDFC Limited into HDFC Bank, and their respective shareholders and creditors.

Upon the Scheme becoming effective, the subsidiaries/associates of HDFC Limited will become subsidiaries/associates of HDFC Bank. Shareholders of HDFC Limited as on the record date will receive 42 shares of HDFC Bank (each of face value of Re.1/), for 25 shares held in HDFC Limited (each of face value of Rs.2/-), and the equity share(s) held by HDFC Limited in HDFC Bank will be extinguished as per the Scheme. As a result of this, upon the Scheme becoming effective, HDFC Bank will be 100% owned by public shareholders and existing shareholders of HDFC Limited will own 41% of HDFC Bank.

The Scheme and the Proposed Transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, The Scheme is subject to the receipt of requisite approvals from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), the Competition Commission of India, the National Housing Bank (NHB), the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India, the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority, the National Company Law Tribunal, BSE Limited, the National Stock Exchange of India Limited and other statutory and regulatory authorities, and the respective shareholders and creditors, under applicable law.

The combined entity will bring together complementary strengths of the two organizations, enabling a rewarding customer relationship. Post the combination, HDFC Bank’s customers will be offered mortgages as a core product in a seamless manner. HDFC Bank will also leverage the long tenor mortgage relationship to offer varied credit and deposit products enabled through better insights through-out the customer life-cycle. This will result in an enhanced value proposition and customer experience for all customers of the combined entity.

“The product and market leadership of HDFC Limited in the housing finance business and the distribution and customer leadership of HDFC Bank enables the combined entity to offer full suite of financial products to Indians at large and the Classification – Confidential proposed transaction is a big step in realizing the vision of housing for all as envisioned by our government” Atanu Chakraborty, Chairman HDFC Bank, said.

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