Corporation Bank

Corporation Bank

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Corporation Bank (, ) is an India-based banking company based in Mangalore, India. The bank was founded with an initial capital of Rs. 5000 (USD 100), and first day’s canvassed resources of less than one USD 1, has currently (31 March 2004) 12,724 full time employees, and operates from several branches in India.

The Bank is a Public Sector Unit with 57.17% of Share Capital held by the Government of India. The Bank came out with its Initial Public Offer (IPO) in October 1997 and 37.87% of Share Capital is presently held by the Public and Financial Institutions. The Bank’s Net Worth stood at Rs.3,054.92 crores as on 31 March 2005.

The bank has the distinction of the first Indian bank to publish its financial results (1998-99) conforming to US GAAP.

History

Corporation Bank, the oldest banking institution in the erstwhile undivided Dakshina Kannada(Mangalore) District of Karnataka and one of the oldest banks in India, was founded in 12th March 1906 in the Temple Town of Udupi, by a small group of philanthropists led by Khan Bahadur Haji Abdulla Haji Kasim Saheb Bahadur. The need to start this bank was felt because there was no such facility at Udupi, an important trading centre next to Mangalore in D.K. District. The indigenous banking was largely in the hands of a few rich private individuals and something had to be done to provide relief to the common man from the clutches of the money lenders who held full sway. The first branch of a modern bank established in the...
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