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DBS to Raise Capital Through Rights Issue

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:

DBS rights issue announcement

DBS rights issue press release

DBS rights issue presentation

DBS rights issue trading update

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Intheknow says 14 years ago

rights issue is almost never good news

BC says 14 years ago

If DBS assert that the new funds are not for M & A, does it make sense that they will use part of that to redeem their 6.1% PS?

    lioninvestor says 14 years ago

    It is unlikely they are going to use the money to redeem their preference shares. More to boost up their capital ratios.

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