Karnataka Bank crosses Rs 50,000 cr business turnover

12:27 PM, Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Karnataka BankMangalore: P Jayaram Hande, General Manager of Karnataka Bank has informed that the Bank has achieved two milestones in the financial year 2011-12 by crossing Rs 50,000 crore  business turnover mark and also crossing the 500 mark in the number of branches.

He was speaking at a press meet convened in the city on July 20, Friday to announce the reappointment of P Jayaram Bhat as the Managing Director and Chief Executive officer of the Bank.

Karnataka BankBhat informed that the Bank has secured “A1+” rating for its certificate of deposit programme from ICRA thus indicating highest quality rating to short term instrument.  The bank, he said has also bagged the “Special award for managing IT risks”, instituted by Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) established by Reserve Bank of India. The total business of the bank stood at Rs 52,329 crore and net profit of the bank went up to Rs 246 crore as on 31 Mach 2012., he informed The bank has a highly dedicated team of over 6,000 employees ably patronized by over 1,12,000 shareholders and over 6.1 million clientele base.

As on date the bank has 891 service outlets, i.e., 506 branches, 3 extension counters and 382 ATM’s spread across 20 states and 2 Union Territories. The Bank has plans to take the service outlets to 1,000 by end of March 2013 (550 branches and 450 ATM’s).The bank aims to surpass business turnover of Rs 1,00,000 crore, i.e., deposits of Rs 63,000 crore and advances of Rs 47,000 crore by March 2015, by having a clientele base of over 10 million through 1,500 service outlets, Hande informed.

General Managers Dr Meera Aranha, M S Mahabaleshwar, Upendra Prabhu were also present.


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