IDFC FIRST Bank chief gifts over Rs 3.95-crore shares to support staff, house help

IDFC FIRST Bank MD and CEO V Vaidyanathan has gifted 9 lakh shares of the bank held by him worth over Rs 3.95 crore to five individuals, including his trainer, house help and driver, to help them purchase homes. 

These five people are unrelated to the top executive of the private sector bank. Earlier too, he had gifted shares in his personal capacity to some individuals unrelated to him. 

Mr Vaidyanathan had gifted 9,00,000 equity shares of IDFC FIRST Bank held by him on February 21, 2022, the bank said in a regulatory filing on Monday. 

He has gifted 3 lakh shares to his trainer Ramesh Raju; 2 lakh shares each to house help Pranjal Narvekar and driver Algarsamy C Munapar; and 1 lakh shares each to office support staff Deepak Pathare and house help Santosh Jogale. 

Calculated at Monday’s closing price of Rs 43.90 apiece on BSE, the value of the 9 lakh shares gifted by Mr Vaidyanathan comes out to be Rs 3,95,10,000. 

In addition, the bank said that Rukmani Social Welfare Trust had disposed of 2 lakh equity shares to support social activities. 

“Thus, total shares disposed for gifts and social activities is 11 lakh equity shares of IDFC FIRST Bank, and it is submitted as a part of these disclosures, that there are no direct or indirect benefits derived by Mr Vaidyanathan from these transactions,” it added.

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