Techcombank is preparing to trade shares on the UpCom market (Photo: Techcombank)

Hanoi (VNA) - Around 887.8 million shares of Techcombank were deposited at the Vietnam Securities Depository (VSD) on December 13, the first step to trading shares on the Unlisted Public Company (UpCom) market.

The shares of Techcombank, or the Vietnam Technological and Commercial Joint Stock Bank, have been deposited under the code TCB.

The value of the registered shares is 8.878 trillion VND (394.6 million USD), which is its charter capital, under the certification for trading registration issued by the VSD on December 12.

Techcombank said the deposit was made to comply with a finance ministry circular, which requires all unlisted public companies to register for trading on UpCom no later than December 31, 2016.

The registration is necessary to increase the liquidity of Techcombank shares and will improve its standing because of transparency in disclosing information.

The bank posted a post-tax profit of 2.29 trillion VND for the first nine months of 2016, a year-on-year increase of 89.5 percent. Its total assets are worth 222.7 trillion VND, up 16 percent compared to last year’s figure.-VNA