Punjab National Bank to divest stake in Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance
Punjab National Bank (PNB) will divest its stake in Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance Co, the lender said.
PNB had acquired a stake in the life insurer post amalgamation of the erstwhile Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) into itself last fiscal year.
“The bank intends to divest its stake in Canara HSBC OBC Life Insurance Co. Ltd, an associate of the bank, at an appropriate time depending upon market conditions and available options,” PNB said in a regulatory filing.
The erstwhile OBC held 23 per cent stake in the life insurer, which by virtue of amalgamation has come to PNB.
Canara Bank owns 51 per cent stake, while HSBC Insurance (Asia Pacific) Holdings Ltd as a foreign partner owns 26 per cent.
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