ENBD Islamic unit plans $408m rights issue
Dubai, January 10, 2013
The Islamic unit of Emirates NBD, Dubai's largest listed bank, intends to begin a 1.5 billion dirham ($408 million) rights issue this month.
Emirates Islamic Bank (EIB) will increase its capital to 3.93 billion dirhams through the offering of 1.5 billion shares at 1 dirham each between Jan. 25 and Feb. 3, it said in a filing to the Dubai bourse on Wednesday.
No details were given on how EIB intends to use the proceeds of the share issue, which was first announced last month.
EIB formally merged with Dubai Bank last year. Dubai Bank, which was rescued by the Dubai government in May 2011, was absorbed into Emirates NBD at the behest of the authorities in October 2011. -Reuters