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Share Market Trading for Lakshmi Vilas Bank Suspended at NSE

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The National Stock Exchange (NSE) has said that it will suspend trading on the shares of the Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) with effect from Thursday.

The development comes after the Union Cabinet approved the merger of the bank with DBS Bank India Ltd. The moratorium period on the bank ends on Thursday.

From November 27, the 94-year-old Karur-headquartered LVB will cease to exist officially and be amalgamated with DBS Bank India Ltd, a subsidiary of DBS Bank, Singapore.

“In pursuance of Regulation 3.1.2 of the National Stock Exchange (Capital Market) Trading Regulations Part A, it is hereby notified that the following security will be suspended from trading w.e.f. November 26, 2020 (i.e. closing hours of trading on November 25, 2020),” the NSE said in a circular referring to Lakshmi Vilas Bank.

In a statement, the Reserve Bank of India said that the amalgamation will come into force on November 27. All the branches of the Lakshmi Vilas Bank Ltd will function as branches of DBS Bank India Ltd with effect from this date, it said.

“Customers, including depositors of the Lakshmi Vilas Bank Ltd. will be able to operate their accounts as customers of DBS Bank India Ltd with effect from November 27, 2020. Consequently, the moratorium on the Lakshmi Vilas Bank Ltd. will cease to be operative from that date. DBS Bank India Ltd is making necessary arrangements to ensure that service, as usual, is provided to the customers of the Lakshmi Vilas Bank Ltd,” said the RBI statement.

On Wednesday, the LVB’s shares on the NSE closed at Rs 7.65, higher by 4.79 per cent from its previous close.

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