SeABank to offer over 181.3 million shares to shareholders hinh anh 1SeABank offers more than 181.3 million shares to its existing shareholders to raise its charter capital to 731 million USD. (Photo:
Hanoi (VNS/VNA)Southeast Asia Commercial Joint Stock Bank (SeABank) has received approval for its public offering of over 181.3 million shares to existing shareholders at a price of 15,000 VND (0.66 USD) per share.

The bank is expected to collect 2.72 trillion VND (119.8 million USD) from the issue with a ratio of 12.2633:100 to improve its financial capacity, step up business activities, maintain stable operation and raise charter capital to 16.6 trillion VND (731 million USD).

Shareholders who want to exercise their rights to buy shares must register for the offering no later than January 18, 2022.

Previously in 2021, SeABank managed to increase its charter capital to 14.78 trillion VND (651 million USD) through public offering, ESOP scheme and stock dividend.

The bank officially listed over 1.2 billion shares on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange in March 2021 (HOSE: SSB). After the listing, the SSB price increased steadily for many consecutive sessions.

Notably, SSB’s closing price hit 45,000 VND (1.98 USD) per share on January 5, 2022, pushing SeABank’s market cap to over 2.9 billion USD and putting it on the list of the 10 banks with the largest cap on Vietnam’s stock market.

SeABank was recognised among 17 influential credit institutions in Vietnam’s banking system in 2021. It was assigned a long-term rating of B1, with a positive outlook by Moody’s for three consecutive years./.