BBNI - PT. Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk

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JAKARTA. PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk is set to launch a rights issue so that its core capital reaches Bank Himbara level of 19% to 20%.

The President Director of BNI, Royke Tumilaar, announces this right issue plan during the public hearing meeting with Commission XI of DPR RI, Thursday (17/6). Tumilaar states that the Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) of BNI is at 18%, with a core capital of 15%. Then, he compares that number to Bank Himbara’s core capital level that reaches 19% to 20%.

“If compared to other Bank Himbara’s, they’re at 19% to 20%. Therefore, we try suggesting a rights issue to raise our capital, thus enabling us to shift closer to the 18% to 19% level. We clearly have a gap,” Tumilaar explains.

Tumilaar then claims that without the rights issue plan, the bank’s core capital can still reach a level of other Bank Himbara’s. However, it could only be actualised in 2024. Meanwhile, the company needs additional capital for credit expansion and inorganic growth in the future.

Tumilaar also reveals that the company’s current liquidity is well-sustained. It is shown through the loan to deposit ratio (LDR) of 87.2%, an acceptable level according to the regulator. (AM/ZH)