March 29, 2018
ICICI Bank gives utmost importance to regulatory compliance and ensuring compliance with all directives, guidelines and observations by RBI.
RBI guidelines require banks to classify investments into three categories - Held For Trading (HFT), Available For Sale (AFS) and Held to Maturity (HTM). The securities acquired by the banks with the intention to hold them till maturity can be classified under HTM. If the value of sales of securities from HTM category exceeds 5% of the HTM investments, banks are required to disclose in the audited annual financial statements, the market value of the HTM investments and indicate the excess of book value over market value.
As per RBI guidelines, the Bank had disclosed in its annual report for FY2017 that it had sold more than 5% of investments categorised as HTM. However, the Bank had not made the specified additional disclosure at that time. The Bank has subsequently been making the specified disclosure as directed by RBI in the audited financial results since the quarter ended June 30, 2017.
During the current year, i.e., FY2018, the Bank has sold less than 5% of securities from its HTM portfolio. The Bank would like to re-iterate that it continues to give utmost importance to regulatory compliance and endeavors to meet supervisory expectations.
About ICICI Bank Ltd: ‘ICICI Bank Ltd (NYSE:IBN) is India’s largest private sector bank by consolidated assets. The Bank’s consolidated total assets stood at US$ 165 billion at December 31, 2017. ICICI Bank's subsidiaries include India's leading private sector insurance, asset management and securities brokerage companies, and among the country’s largest private equity firms. It is present across 17 countries, including India.’
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