Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (Metrobank, PSE: MBT) received Board approval to conduct a Stock Rights Offer (SRO) by way of issuance of up to a maximum of 819,827,214 common shares, which is equivalent to the remaining unissued shares from the bank’s authorized capital stock. Timing and size of the transaction are subject to other details such as the offer price and are subject to receipt of regulatory approvals as well as market and other conditions.
The bank believes that the robust growth of the Philippines will continue to support the prospects for accelerated loan expansion across the various segments of the economy. Metrobank seeks to capitalize on the growth opportunities of large cap corporates and especially in its core franchise, the middle market and small to medium enterprises (SME) segments. Rising per capita levels also bode well for the potential in the growing consumer space, specifically in credit cards, auto loans and home mortgage.