12th YES BANK AGM – Shareholders fully support all Resolutions proposed by BoDs of YES BANK

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Board of Directors of YES BANK, at the 12th AGM – June 7, 2016, Mumbai. (Left to Right): Mr. Ajai Kumar, Non-Executive Non-Independent Director, Lt. Gen (Dr.) Mukesh Sabharwal (Retd.), Independent Director; Mr. Brahm Dutt, Independent Director; Mr. Rana Kapoor, Managing Director & CEO; Ms. Radha Singh, Non-Executive Part-time Chairperson; Mr. M.R. Srinivasan, Non-Executive Non-Independent Director; Mr. Ashok Chawla, Independent Director; Mr. Vasant V Gujarathi, Independent Director; Mr. Saurabh Srivastava, Independent Director.
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Mumbai, June 7, 2016: The General body of the shareholders of YES BANK, India's 5th largest Private sector bank, has approved all the 10 resolutions with an overwhelming majority, in the 12th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on June 07, 2016. The outcome reflects a summation of votes cast electronically at the AGM venue on June 7, 2016 and through remote E-voting held from June 3 to June 6, 2016.
The shareholders approved the following:
1. The re-appointment of Mr. M R Srinivasan with an overwhelming majority.
2. a) The appointment of Mr. Ashok Chawla as Independent Director for a period of 5 year . (YES BANK has also applied to the Reserve Bank of India to seek approval on the appointment of Mr. Ashok Chawla as the next Non-Executive Chairman of the Bank, upon expiry of term of current Non-Executive Chairperson (Ms. Radha Singh), which expires on October 29, 2016, as part of the Board succession planning process)
b) The appointment of Mr. Ajai Kumar as Non-Executive, Non-Independent Director, liable to retire by rotation.
3. In accordance with the Vision of growing YES BANK into a high quality Large Bank in India by 2020, as also to further capitalize on the imminent revival in the economic growth cycle, the Bank had also sought approvals for capital raising which was passed with an overwhelming majority.
• The shareholders have approved through special resolution to raise capital aggregating upto USD 1 Billion by issue of shares or convertible securities in one or more tranches in the course of domestic and/or international offering(s) in one or more foreign markets
• The shareholders also approved through special resolution the proposal to borrow/raise funds in Indian/foreign currency by issue of Debt Securities including but not limited to Non Convertible Debentures, Medium Term Notes and Bonds upto a total amount of INR 10,000 Crores
4. The Shareholders approved a Dividend of 100% (Rs 10 per equity share) as proposed by the Bank, with an overwhelming majority. The Dividend payout by YES BANK, in its 12 years is the highest amongst peer Indian banks in their 12th year of operations.
5. The shareholders also adopted the balance sheet as at March 31, 2016, for the financial year 2015-16, profit and loss account for the FY 2015-16, (standalone and consolidated), with the Report of the Auditors thereon.
6. The appointment of M/s B.S.R. & Co. LLP, Chartered Accountants, as Auditors of the Bank, in place of retiring Auditors M/s S.R. Batliboi & Co. LLP, Chartered Accountants
7. Approved revision in the remuneration of Ms. Radha Singh, Non-Executive Part-time Chairperson of the Bank, in terms of RBI approval, effective November 1, 2015
8. The payment of profit-based commission to the Non-Executive Directors, except Non-Executive Chairperson
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Radha Singh, Non Executive Chairperson, YES BANK said, "We are extremely satisfied with the trust and faith shown by the institutional and retail shareholders in the Board of Directors, Bank’s performance, growth plans and decisions to maintain the highest professional standards of the Bank’s management team. Further, with the enabling approvals in place for capital raising, YES BANK is fully geared up to capitalize on the renewed economic momentum and achieve its vision of emerging as the Finest Quality Bank of the World in India by 2020.”
The 12th AGM of YES BANK held on Tuesday, June 07, 2016 was attended by 9 of the 10 Board of Directors participating, (Mr. Diwan Arun Nanda was travelling due to prior commitments) including:
• Ms. Radha Singh , Non Executive Part-time Chairperson, YES BANK Limited and Chairperson – Corporate Social Responsibility Committee
• Mr. Vasant V. Gujarathi, Independent Director and Chairman - Audit Committee
• Mr. Brahm Dutt, Independent Director and Chairman- Nomination & Remuneration Committee
• Mr. M.R. Srinivasan, Non Executive Non Independent Director, and Chairman – Risk Monitoring Committee & Board Credit Committee
• Lt General (Dr.) Mukesh Sabharwal (Retd) Independent Director & Chairman of Service Excellence, Branding & Marketing Committee
• Mr. Saurabh Srivastava Independent Director and Chairman - IT Strategy Committee
• Mr. Ajai Kumar, Non Executive Non Independent Director
• Mr. Ashok Chawla, Independent Director and Chairman – Stakeholders Relationship Committee
• Mr. Rana Kapoor, Managing Director & CEO, YES BANK.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016