Turkey’s state-owned lender VakıfBank has completed a transfer of its majority shares, the bank announced on the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP) Wednesday.
Some 58.51% share of the bank have been transferred from the state’s General Directorate of Foundations to the Treasury and Finance Ministry as of Wednesday, it said.
Following a presidential decree published in the country's Official Gazette last week, the process of the bank's stock register began on behalf of the ministry.
VakıfBank is Turkey’s fourth-largest bank by assets. The presidential decree said the bank’s A and B group shares held by the directorate were to be transferred to the treasury.
It said the A and B group shares were valued at TL 9.496 each, putting the value of the 58.45% stake at some TL 13.9 billion. The bank’s D group shares, representing around 25.22% of all shares, are listed on the stock exchange.
In the third quarter, VakıfBank posted a net profit of TL 503.2 million, down from TL 984.9 million in the same period of last year.