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PNB Posts Biggest Ever Loss of Rs 13417 Cr in Q4 The second largest public sector bank, Punjab National Bank (PNB), on Tuesday posted huge loss of Rs 13,416.91 cr for the January-March period. The scam-hit bank saw the biggest ever loss as bad loans surged in the bank during the period. The state-owned bank had reported standalone profit of Rs 261.90 crore in the fourth quarter of the preceding fiscal, 2016-17. With regards to provision made for the loss incurred on account of Nirav Modi fraud, the bank said it provided for Rs 7,178 crore, 50% of the total amount of Rs 14,356 crore in the fourth quarter of 2017-18. The remaining amount will be covered in the three quarters of the current fiscal year. For more info visit: PNB further said it has paid Rs 6,586.11 crore to other banks to discharge its liabilities towards Letter of Undertakings (LoUs) and Foreign Letter of Credits (FLCs) issued fraudulently and in unauthorised manner to certain overseas branches of Indian banks through the misuse of SWIFT system of the bank, which was then not integrated with core banking solutions or CBS. Nirav Modi and his associates in connivance with some officials of PNB defrauded the bank of over $2 billion dollar. On Monday, after the Government move the bank board, had divested two executive directors KV Brahmaji Rao and Sanjiv Sharan of all financial and executive powers. The action came after CBI named them in a chargesheet filed in the Nirav Modi fraud case. Since these two executive directors did not attend the board meeting on Tuesday to consider and approve the fourth quarter financial result, so their signatures are not on the annual financial results. The total income for the fourth quarter also declined to Rs 12,945.68 crore from Rs 14,989.33 crore in the year-ago period. The bank has witnessed deterioration in gross net performing assets (NPAs) or bad loans, which rose to 18.38% of gross advances at the end of March this year, as against 12.53% a year ago. Net NPAs were also soared to 11.24% against 7.81% year ago. In absolute term, the gross NPA of the bank surged to Rs 86,620 crore in the fourth quarter as compared to Rs 55,370 crore in same quarter a year ago. Similarly, the net NPA also rose to Rs 48,684.29 crore from Rs 32,702 crore at the end of March 2017. As a result, provisions for the bad loans jumped four-fold to Rs 16,202.82 crore for the quarter under review compared to Rs 4,910.39 crore parked aside in the same period a year ago. Total provisions other than tax also increased to Rs 20,353.10 crore as against Rs 5,753.51 crore in the same quarter of the previous fiscal. Even on operating profit

basis, the bank had loss of Rs 447.38 crore in the quarter as against Rs 6,231.79 crore profit in the year-ago period.

As per the quarterly number, the RBI detected Gross NPA divergence of Rs 2,207 crore during the FY17. The net profit of the bank was adjusted to Rs 532.6 crore as against declared profit of Rs 1324.8 crore for entire 2016-17. During the quarter, the government made capital infusion of Rs 5,473 crore by way of preferential allotment of equity. Consequently, the government shareholding rose is 62.25% on March 31, 2018 from to 57.04% before preferential allotment.

Pnb posts biggest ever loss of rs 13417 cr in q4 - The second largest public sector bank, Punjab N...

Pnb posts biggest ever loss of rs 13417 cr in q4 - The second largest public sector bank, Punjab N...