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LCB Finance to list in CSE

Ministers Ramesh Pathirana, Ajith Nivard Cabraal, State Minister Mohan Priyadarshana De Silva, Mayor Galle Municipal Council Priyantha G.  Sahabandu and Head of Corporate Advisory at NDB Investment Bank (NDBIB) Nilendra Weerasinghe, LCB Finance CEO/Executive Director K. G. Leelananda and Senior Management of LCB Finance launching the LCB web
Ministers Ramesh Pathirana, Ajith Nivard Cabraal, State Minister Mohan Priyadarshana De Silva, Mayor Galle Municipal Council Priyantha G. Sahabandu and Head of Corporate Advisory at NDB Investment Bank (NDBIB) Nilendra Weerasinghe, LCB Finance CEO/Execut

Lanka Credit and Business Finance Ltd. (LCB Finance) will list its shares in the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) in March.

LCB Finance CEO, Executive Director K. G. Leelananda said that this is being done to broad base LCB Finance. “Through the listing of LCB Finance’s shares on the market stakeholders could also see better returns. We also want to give out a message that listing of the shares is the way forward.”

He was speaking at a ceremony held at Lighthouse Hotel Galle last Saturday with prospective investors. Leelananda said that they hope to increase their asset base from Rs. 3.4 billion to Rs. 4 billion soon, despite the uncertain economic condition caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He also said that LCB Finance was making profits and posted a net profit after tax of Rs. 71 million in the last 9 months period. “The current total loan portfolio as at January 31, 2021 was Rs. 2.3 billion, Risk-weighted Capital Adequacy ratio 35.8% and Core Capital Rs. 1.8 billion. LCB Finance was formed in the Southern Region in 2016 and we also want to give out a message that listing of shares is the way forward. During the year 2020, we invested over Rs. 100 million to adopt new software to enable e-finance and this year we hope to move into ATM sharing.”

He also spelt out plans for ‘smart phone accesses to their customers to LCB Finance.