DBS announced today their intention to raise $4 billion of capital through a rights issue. Every two shares that a shareholder owns will entitle him to subscribe for a DBS share at a price of $5.42. This is almost a discount of 45% to the last traded price of $9.85 on 19th December 2008.
The shares trade ex-rights date will be 29th December 2008 from 9am.
With the rights issue, DBS tier 1 ratio will rise from 9.7% to 11.8%.
Temasek Holdings will be taking up its full entitlement of 27.6% of the rights issue with an agreement to subcribe up to 33.3% through a sub-underwriting agreement.
More information can be found in the press release and media presentation below: