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Directors Report of Karnataka Bank Ltd.

Mar 31, 2016

The Directors have pleasure in presenting the Ninety Second Annual Report together with the Audited Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31st March, 2016 and the Auditors'' Report.

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

Your Directors are pleased to inform that during the year under report, your Bank has been able to achieve satisfactory growth in all the areas of operation. Performance highlights for the financial year in the key financial areas are as under: -

(Rs. in crore)

Particulars As on / for the As on / for the year ended year ended 31.03.2016 31.03.2015

Deposits 50488.21 46008.61

Advances 33902.45 31679.99

Investments 16256.65 14031.67

Gross Income 5535.07 5205.41

Operating Profit 854.53 773.38

Net Profit 415.29 451.45

The total business turnover of the Bank was Rs.84390.66 crore as on 31st March 2016, an increase of 8.63 percent over the preceding year. The total assets of the Bank increased from Rs.51836.60 crore to Rs.56500.33 crore recording a growth of 8.99 percent for the year 2015-16.

The total deposits of the Bank grew from Rs.46008.61 crore as on 31st March 2015 to Rs.50488.21 crore as on 31st March 2016, registering a growth of 9.74 percent.

During the year, low cost deposits of the Bank, viz. Savings and Current Account Deposits have shown growth of 15.58 percent and constitute 26.26 percent of the total deposits of the Bank. The market share of the Bank in deposits was 0.527 percent.

The total advances grew from Rs.31679.99 crore as on 31st March 2015 to Rs.33902.45 crore as on 31st March 2016, an increase of 7.02 percent. The priority sector advances increased from Rs.14344.96 crore to Rs.16152.56 crore which, together with the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) exposure, formed 47.57 percent of Adjusted Net Bank Credit (ANBC) and agricultural advances increased from Rs.5145.55 crore to Rs.5838.07 crore which, together with eligible RIDF exposure, constituted 17.19 percent of ANBC. Lending under various socio-economic schemes has shown satisfactory progress. The market share of the Bank in loans and advances was 0.497 per cent.

As on 31st March 2016, the total investments of the Bank stood at Rs.16256.65 crore as against Rs.14031.67 crore as on 31st March 2015, an increase of 15.85 percent.

OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE

In the backdrop of continued stress on the assets quality and the subdued credit off take during the year ended 31st March, 2016, the performance of your Bank can be considered satisfactory. The gross income of the Bank was Rs.5535.07 crore and total expenditure (excluding provisions and contingencies) was Rs.4680.54 crore. The net interest income was Rs.1302.87 crore.

PROFIT

Your Bank earned an operating profit of Rs. 854.53 crore for the year 2015-16 as against Rs.773.38 crore for the previous year showing a growth of 10.49 percent. The net profit of the Bank decreased from Rs.451.45 crore to Rs.415.29 crore on account of the increase in provision for loan loss.

APPROPRIATIONS

The net profit of Rs.415.29 crore which along with a sum of Rs. 0.40 crore brought forward from the previous year, aggregating Rs.415.69 crore, is appropriated as under. The corresponding figure for the previous year was Rs. 451.61 crore.

Appropriation Rs. in crore

Transfer to Statutory Reserve 230.00

Transfer to Capital Reserve 8.85

Transfer to Revenue, General & Special Reserves 67.24

Transfer to Investment Reserve (3.84)

Transfer to Proposed Dividend (including tax) 113.41

Balance carried to Balance Sheet 0.03

Total 415.69

DIVIDEND

Having regard to the overall performance of the Bank and the positive outlook for the future, the Board of Directors recommended a dividend of Rs.5 per share i.e. 50 percent on the paid up capital (previous year 50 per cent) for the reporting year. The dividend payout ratio for the year works out to 22 .69 percent.

EARNINGS PER SHARE/BOOK VALUE

The earnings per share (basic) and the book value per share as on 31st March 2016 stood at Rs.22.04 and Rs. 195.83 respectively.

CAPITAL FUNDS AND CAPITAL ADEQUACY RATIO

During the year under report, the capital funds of your Bank increased from Rs.3973.18 crore to Rs. 4185.24 crore, registering a growth of 5.34 percent. The Capital Adequacy Ratio stood at 12.03 percent as on 31st March 2016, as per BASEL III norms (Previous year 12.41 percent). The Bank has been consistently maintaining the Ratio well above the minimum of 9.625 percent stipulated by the Reserve Bank of India. The market capitalisation as on March 31, 2016 was Rs. 1934.50 crore.

FOREX BUSINESS

During the year under report, your Bank achieved a turnover of Rs.14277.44 crore in foreign exchange business as against Rs.15005.22 crore in the previous year. The outstanding advances to export sector stood at Rs. 1633.95 crore as on March 31, 2016.

NON-PERFORMING ASSETS AND PROVISION COVERAGE RATIO

Your Bank has been focusing on containing the non- performing assets through better credit monitoring as well as intensified efforts to recover the impaired assets. However, in view of the continuing slow down in the economy and delinquencies in select sectors, the Bank''s Gross NPAs as on March 31, 2016 have increased from Rs.944.21 crore (2.95 percent) to Rs. 1180.40 crore by the year end (3.44 percent). The Net NPAs stood at Rs.795.47 crore (2.35 percent) as against Rs. 623.55 crore (1.98 percent) as on 31st March 2015. The Provision Coverage Ratio (PCR) computed in accordance with the RBI guidelines works out to 48.39 percent as on March 31, 2016 (Previous year 50.54 percent).

CREDIT RATING

ICRA Limited and Credit Analysis and Research Limited, ("CARE") who had rated the Unsecured Redeemable Non-Convertible Subordinated (Lower Tier-II) debt instruments issued during the earlier years aggregating Rs. 600 crore have retained the rating "ICRA A" and "CARE A" respectively for the aforesaid instruments. The instruments with these ratings are considered to have adequate/high degree of safety regarding timely servicing of financial obligations. Such instruments carry very low credit risk.

DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

During the year under report, your Bank has opened 50 new branches in 9 States – one each in the States of Andhra Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Haryana , Kerala and Chandigarh (U.T.), 34 in Karnataka, three in Maharashtra, four in Tamilnadu, two each in Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Out of the 34 new branches opened in Karnataka, 13 are in Unbanked Rural Centres under Financial Inclusion Initiatives of the Bank. Your Bank has opened two more Regional Offices at Udupi & Tumakuru during the year under report. Further, your Bank has added 275 ATM outlets at various locations during the year 2015-16. Your Bank has also 24X7 e-lobby facility at 25 locations.

As at 31st March 2016, your Bank had 2,003 Service Outlets i.e. 725 branches, 1,275 ATMs and 3 extension counters spread across 21 States and 2 Union Territories. Apart from the above, your Bank has 12 Regional Offices, an International Division, a Data Centre, a Customer Care Centre, 4 Service branches, 2 Currency Chests, 2 Central Processing Centres and 3 Asset Recovery management branches.

Further, for better ambience and improved customer service, your Bank shifted 15 branches/offices to new premises during the year 2015-16.

EMPLOYEES STOCK OPTION SCHEME

During the year under report, a total of 9266 equity shares have been allotted to the employees of your Bank, pursuant to the exercise of options vested under the Employees Stock Option Scheme of the Bank. Disclosure in respect of Employee Stock Options Scheme pursuant to SEBI (Employees Stock Options Scheme and Employees Stock Purchase Scheme) Guidelines, 1999 is given in Annexure II to this report.

DIRECTORS

As on March 31, 2016, your Bank had a total of twelve Directors, including a woman director. All of them, except Messrs U R Bhat and Keshav K Desai, Additional Directors and Mr. P Jayarama Bhat, Managing Director and CEO, are Independent Directors. The details of the criteria for appointment and remuneration of Directors are provided in the report on Corporate Governance forming part of this report.

INDEPENDENT AND NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

Pursuant to the provisions of Section 149(6) of the Companies Act, 2013, your Bank has received necessary declarations from all the non-executive directors confirming that they meet the criteria of independence for Independent Directors. Two Additional Directors have also furnished similar declarations and subject to their approval of their appointment at the ensuing Annual General Meeting, they also meet the criteria of independence for Independent Directors.

MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (MD & CEO)

Mr. P Jayarama Bhat, MD & CEO of the Bank has been re-appointed by the Board for a further period of three years effective from July 14, 2015 as approved by the Reserve Bank of India vide their letter DBR.Appt. No. 18976/08.40.001/2014-15 dated June 15, 2015 and the members of the Bank at the Annual General Meeting held on July 16, 2015.

OTHER CHANGES IN THE BOARD

The Board of Directors has appointed Mr. U R Bhat, Mumbai a well known investment advisor and Mr. Keshav K Desai an entrepreneur from Hubballi as Additional Directors on February 19, 2016 and as per Section 161 of the Companies Act, 2013 they would hold office upto the date of ensuing Annual General Meeting. Bank has received necessary notices under Section 160 of the Companies Act, 2013 proposing their candidature for appointment as Independent Directors of the Bank at the ensuing Annual General Meeting. Having regard to their vast experience, rich knowledge and expertise, your Directors recommend their appointment. A brief resume and other details of the above Directors are furnished in the notice of the Annual General Meeting.

NUMBER OF BOARD MEETINGS

During the year under report the Board had met 13 times and the details thereof are provided in the report on Corporate Governance forming part of this report.

COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD

The Bank has 12 Committees which were constituted to comply with the requirements of relevant provisions of the applicable laws and for operational efficiency.

Details of the meetings of the Board and the Committees, their composition, terms of reference, powers, roles etc are furnished in the report on Corporate Governance forming part of this report.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Your Bank is committed to follow the best practices of corporate governance to protect the interests of all the stakeholders of the Bank, viz. shareholders, depositors, other customers, employees and the society in general and maintain transparency at all levels. A detailed report on corporate governance practices is given as Annexure IV to this report.

EXTRACT OF THE ANNUAL RETURN

Pursuant to Section 92(3) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 12(1) of the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014, an extract of the Annual Return of the Bank as on March 31, 2016 is annexed (Annexure V).

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF THE BOARD

Your Board of Directors has laid down criteria for performance evaluation of Directors, Chairman, MD & CEO, Committees of the Board and Board as a whole and also the evaluation process for the same. The statement indicating the manner in which formal annual evaluation of the Directors, the Board and Committees of the Board etc., are given in detail in the report on Corporate Governance, which forms part of this Annual Report. In pursuance to the above, Independent Directors in their separate meeting held on March 18, 2016 have reviewed and evaluated the performance of Board as a whole, Chairman of the Board and the Managing Director and CEO.

Further, the Board also reviewed the performance of committees of the Board and that of individual Independent Directors at its Meeting held on March 18, 2016.

DIRECTORS'' RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT

In accordance with Section 134(3)(c), 134(5) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 8 of the Companies (Accounts) Rule, 2014, your Directors state that:

(a) in the preparation of the annual accounts, the applicable accounting standards have been followed along with proper explanation relating to material departures;

(b) the directors have selected such accounting policies and applied them consistently and made judgments and estimates that are reasonable and prudent so as to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Bank as at the end of financial year March 31, 2016 and profit and loss account for that period.

(c) the directors have taken proper and sufficient care for the maintenance of adequate accounting records in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 for safeguarding the assets of the Bank and for preventing and detecting fraud and other irregularities.

(d) the directors have prepared the annual accounts on a going concern basis.

(e) the directors have laid down the internal financial controls followed by the Bank and that such internal financial controls are adequate and are operating effectively.

(f) the directors have devised proper systems to ensure compliance with the provisions of all applicable laws and that such systems were adequate and operating effectively.

Management Discussion and Analysis

The Management Discussion and Analysis Report for the year under review pursuant to Regulation 34(3) read with Schedule V of the SEBI(Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015 is presented in a separate section forming part of this report.

WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY

The Bank has implemented the Protected Disclosure Policy (Whistle Blower Policy) since the year 2007 intended to promote participation of employees at all levels and detection of corruption, misuse of Office, criminal offences, suspected /actual fraud, failure to comply with the rules and regulations prescribed by the Bank and any events /acts detrimental to the interest of the Bank, depositors and the public resulting in financial loss/operational risk, loss of reputation etc.

Further, the mechanism adopted by the Bank encourages the Whistle Blower to report genuine concerns or grievances and provides for adequate safeguards against victimization of Whistle Blower who avails such mechanism and also provides for direct access to the Chairman of the Audit Committee, in exceptional cases. There was no occasion when an employee was denied access to the Audit Committee for reporting any events under the aforesaid policy. The functioning of the Vigil mechanism is reviewed by the Audit Committee periodically. The details of Whistle Blower Policy is posted in our website and available at the link: www.karnatakabank.com/ktk/Protected Disclosure.jsp

CONTRACTS OR ARRANGEMENTS WITH RELATED PARTIES

All related party transactions that were entered into during the financial year were in the ordinary course of the business of the Bank and were on arm''s length basis. There were no materially significant related party transactions entered into by the Bank with Directors, Key Managerial Personnel or other persons which may have a potential conflict with the interest of the Bank. As such disclosure in Form AOC-2 is not applicable.

The policy on dealing with Related Party Transactions as approved by the Audit Committee / Board has been placed in the website of the Bank.

STATUTORY DISCLOSURES

The disclosures under sub-section (3) of Section 134 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 8 (3) of the Companies (Accounts) Rules, 2014 are furnished below:

a) Conservation of Energy and technology absorption

Considering the nature of the Bank''s business, the provisions of Section 134(3)(m) of the Companies Act, 2013 relating to conservation of energy and technology absorption are not applicable to your Bank. The Bank has, however, used information technology in its operations extensively.

b) Foreign Exchange Earnings and outgo: During the year ended March 31, 2016, the Bank has earned Rs.53.69 crore and spent Rs.17.24 crore in foreign currency.

c) There were no significant and material orders passed by the regulators or courts or tribunals impacting the going concern status and BankRs.s operations in future.

d) Internal Financial Control Systems and their adequacy: Your Bank has laid down standards, processes and structure facilitating the implement- ation of internal financial control across Bank and ensure that same are adequate and operating effectively.

e) Key Managerial Personnel: Mr. P Jayarama Bhat, MD & CEO, Mr. Raghurama, CFO and Mr. Y V Balachandra, Company Secretary of the Bank were the Key Managerial Personnel of the Bank as on March 31, 2016 as per the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013. None of the Key Managerial Personnel has resigned. However, the Board has designated Mr. Chandrashekar Rao B as CFO in place of Mr. Raghurama w.e.f. April 23, 2016.

f) Remuneration of directors: Disclosures pursuant to Section 197(12) of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 5 of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 are given in Annexure VIII to this report.

g) Employees who are in receipt of remuneration exceeding rupees sixty lakhs etc.: Statement showing the particulars of employees who were in receipt of remuneration during the year 2015-16 requiring disclosure under Rule 5(2) of the Companies (Appointment and Remuneration of Managerial Personnel) Rules, 2014 is annexed.

AUDITORS

a. Statutory Auditors

M/s. Kamath & Rau, Chartered Accountants, Karangalpady, Mangaluru-575003 and M/s. Abarna & Ananthan, Chartered Accountants, # 521, 3rd Main, 6th Block, 2nd Phase, BSK 3rd Stage, Bengaluru-560085 would retire as joint Statutory Central Auditors of the Bank at the ensuing Annual Meeting of the members of the Bank and are eligible for re-appointment subject to the approval of Reserve Bank of India. The Bank has received consent from the above auditors and necessary confirmation from them that they are not disqualified to be appointed as auditors of the Bank pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and the Rules made thereunder. Accordingly having regard to the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013, extant guidelines of Reserve Bank of India and as approved by the Reserve Bank of India, the Board of Directors of the Bank has recommended the re-appointment of aforesaid auditors.

b. Secretarial Auditor and Secretarial Audit Report

Pursuant to Section 204 of the Companies Act, 2013 and the rules thereunder, your Bank had appointed M/s. Ullas Kumar Melinamogaru, Practising Company Secretary, Mangaluru as Secretarial Auditors to conduct the Secretarial Audit for the year ended March 31, 2016. The audit report from the Secretarial Auditor is annexed to this report as Annexure VI.

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Businesses are an integral part of society and play a critical role in the sustenance and improvement of a healthy ecosystem, in fostering social inclusiveness and equity and in upholding the ethical practices and good governance. It is believed that integrating social, environmental and ethical responsibilities into governance of business ensures long term successes, competencies and sustainability. With this in mind, your Bank continues to fulfil its various social responsibilities. The Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives of the Bank are designed to ensure that the Bank adds social, environmental and economic value in all its activities to make a positive, sustainable impact on both society and business. In this direction, your Bank has been responding well over the years through various social initiatives and has identified some core areas of intervention like healthcare, education/ livelihood enhancement, empowering women/socially and economically disadvantaged, environmental sustainability/green initiatives, protection of heritage/ culture, promotion of sports, rural development etc. aimed at improving the overall development of the society. The Bank firmly believes that being an integral part of society, it is the inclusive growth of society which contributes ultimately to the growth of the Bank and in this direction, your Bank has been strengthening its rural orientation through initiatives aimed at imparting financial literacy and extending banking services to the people in rural unbanked areas, in a fair and transparent manner, at an affordable cost. Towards this end, your Bank had opened 13 branches in unbanked rural centres during the financial year 2015-16 as part of its financial inclusion initiative, thus taking the total Financial Inclusion branches to 92.

Further, pursuant to Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014, the Board has setup a Committee of Directors namely, ''Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee'' and has also put in place a Policy on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR Policy) to undertake projects/programmes in pursuance to the above Policy. The contents of the CSR Policy along with the report on amount spent on various projects/programmes during the financial year 2015-16 is detailed in Annexure VII to this report pursuant to Rule 8 of the Companies (Corporate Social Responsibility Policy) Rules, 2014.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

The customer has always been the focal point of our initiatives. We have been endeavoring to empower our customers by rolling out innovative products and services through optimal use of technology without compromising on the quality of service rendered across the counter and without losing sight of the safety and security aspects. During the year 2015-16, your Bank has introduced several technology based new products and solutions such as KBL mPassBook & KBL ApnaApp (two tailor made mobile Apps), KBL Direct Pay (Mobile Recharge/Utility Bill Payment Interface), Online Account Opening Facility and facility of e-Filing of Income Tax Return in association with M/s Clear Tax.

In pursuit of enhancing customer convenience, the Bank has introduced ''Online Account Opening'' portal, which facilitates the customers to open an account Online. The process is quicker and easier to open an account through Online Account opening process from any where and any time at customers convenience.

Your Bank is actively involved in putting in place systems and procedures to comply with the recommendations of the Damodaran Committee on Customer Service, constituted by the Reserve Bank of India, to look into the banking services rendered to customers and the grievance redressal mechanism prevalent in banks. In this direction, the Bank has introduced the Online Customer Grievance Redressal System to ensure quick and speedy redressal of complaints of the customers in order to provide hassle free banking experience. Through this system, the customer can lodge a complaint and track the status of the complaint online, through the Bank''s website. Most of the recommendations made by the said Committee have been complied with and the remaining few which require up-gradation of the Bank''s Core Banking Solution are being pursued for early compliance.

Facility of Online application system and credit proposal tracking system for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) has also been put in place under which entrepreneurs/applicants can submit applications Online for credit facility from any branch of their choice and track the status of such applications besides tracking the status of their applications submitted directly at branches.

Your Bank has also established a special purpose vertical called IT enabled Business Solution Cell i.e "IT Bus Cell" which shall identify/provide/enable IT based solutions to the business and other units of the Bank by conceiving/conceptualizing new products, services and processes ultimately to enhance the customers satisfaction and their experience with the product / services offered by the Bank.

FINANCIAL INCLUSION

Financial Inclusion means making available the full range of banking services at an affordable cost to the people who do not have access to banking services. It mainly focuses on the section of society not having formal financial institutional support. Through the Financial Inclusion Plan, Bank aims at ''connecting people'' with the Bank and not just opening accounts. This includes meeting the small credit needs of the rural public, giving them access to the payments system, providing remittance facility and life and health insurance. Efforts are being made to optimize the resources to achieve the goal of extending banking facilities to the unbanked areas/deprived sections.

All the branches of the Bank are under Core Banking Solution (CBS) and all the branches to be opened in future will also be under CBS. Out of 725 branches, Bank has 163 rural branches and all these branches are provided with CBS offering all banking facilities to the rural clientele in the gram panchayats or villages where these branches are located. All the rural branches are also acting as Financial Literacy Centers (FLCs) and imparting Banking literacy among the rural Populace.

In accordance with announcement of Prime Minister Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) on August 15, 2014 revised Strategy & Guidelines of Department of Financial Services (DFS), Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India, has been considered for implementation of Financial Inclusion activity of the Bank. PMJDY takes in to account both rural sub service areas (SSAs) and urban wards for Financial Inclusion. Under the revised financial inclusion plan, in rural areas, Bank is allocated with 214 Gram Panchayats (GPs) for Financial Inclusion, covering 297 Sub service Areas (SSAs) consisting of 1039 villages in the states of Karnataka, Chattisgarh Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh and in urban areas 313 wards are allocated in Karnataka and other States. The Gram Panchayats are being financially included through Brick and Mortar Branches and Business Correspondents (BC). Your Bank has been issuing RuPay PMJDY Debit Cards under the domestic card payment scheme launch by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

Brick and Mortar Branches:

As on March 31, 2016 Bank has covered 547 villages of 102 GPs through Brick & Mortar Branches.

Business Correspondent Services (BC Services):

Bank has entered into an agreement with M/s BASIX Sub-ki Transaction Ltd and M/s Integra Micro Systems Pvt. Ltd. to provide online transaction facility and as on March 31, 2016, 121 GPs with 149 SSAs covering 561 villages of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and

Chhattisgarh States were covered under the above arrangement.

Ultra Small Branches (USBs):

As permitted by the Reserve Bank of India Bank had opened USBs where business correspondents (BCs) could conduct operations and thereby boost confidence of customers to use their financial services. As on 31st March 2016, your Bank has 37 USBs.

Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) - Pilot Project of Govt. of Karnataka:

Bank is participating in Govt. of Karnataka (GOK) EBT Pilot project for NREGA/SSP beneficiaries under - "One District - Many Bank Model" and is disbursing the payments under the above schemes to the beneficiaries using smart card and hand held machines at 5 Gram Panchayat locations in Chitradurga and Yadgir districts.

Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT):

Bank is actively participating in Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Programme of Govt. India, wherein, the Govt. would transfer benefits of various Schemes directly to the beneficiaries Aadhaar enabled bank accounts and also accounts seeded with LPG ID in case of transfer of subsidy for LPG. For this purpose, Bank has on boarded with NPCI for Aadhaar Payment Bridge System (APBS) under National Automated Clearing House (NACH). Revised DBTL was introduced on November 15, 2014 and launched throughout the country on January 1, 2015. Both the Aadhaar based and LPG ID based approaches are made available to customers across all branches of the Bank.

Financial Literacy and Credit Counseling Centers (FLCCs)

Bank has sponsored 5 FLCs at B.C Road, Tiptur, Hangal, Kundagol and Alur in a joint venture with M/s Jnana Jyothi Financial Literacy and Credit Counseling Trust, Manipal. During the financial year 5 FLCs sponsored by the Bank have conducted 1321 Financial Literacy campaigns and 58161 participants had been covered. In adherence to RBI guidelines all the rural branches of your Bank are also conducting financial literacy Camps.

SOCIAL SECURITY SCHEMES:

Three Social Security Schemes- Prime Minister Jeeven Jyothi Bima Yojana (PMJJBY), Prime Minister Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) and Atal Pension Yojana (APY) have been launched by Hon''ble Prime Minister on 1st June 2015. All the branches of your Bank are actively providing the above schemes to the customers across the country.

1) PMJJBY provides Insurance coverage of Rs.2,00,000/- by paying yearly premium of Rs.330/-. A person aged between 18 to 50 years holding account in a bank is eligible for the scheme. A total of 1,42,647 lives have been covered till 31.03.2016.

2) PMSBY provides Accidental insurance coverage of Rs.2,00,000 by paying year premium of Rs.12/-. A person aged between 18 to 70 years holding account in a Bank is eligible for the scheme. A total of 2,07,053 lives have been covered till 31.03.2016

3) APY : This scheme was launched by the Government of India on 9th May, 2015 to address the old age income security needs of the citizen in an affordable manner linked to auto debit facility from the bankRs.s savings account of the subscriber. Your Bank is actively participating in the scheme, with all branches being registered as Point of Presence - Service Provider (POP-SP) for APY.''

Prime Minister Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY):

In accordance with announcement of Prime Minister Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY) on August 15, 2014 revised Strategy & Guidelines of Department of Financial Services (DFS), Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India, has been considered for implementation of Financial Inclusion activity of the Bank. PMJDY takes in to account both rural semi urban, urban wards and metro for providing basic banking facilities to the unbanked populace. PMJDY also provides scope for RuPay debit card that is inclusive of Rs.1 Lakh accidental insurance.

All the branches across the country have opened accounts under PMJDY and are issuing RuPay Debit Card under the domestic card payment scheme launched by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).

A total of 15,60,754 accounts have been opened under PMJDY since 15.08.2014 till 31.03.2016, with outstanding balance of Rs.1,266.42 crore. A total of 1,06,247 RuPay cards have been issued so far by the Bank.

KBL VISION 2020

During the financial year ended March 31, 2016, the Bank has unveiled its long term Vision document - KBL Vision 2020 reflecting the aspirations of all the stakeholders for achieving various targets taking advantage of emerging opportunities, upgrading IT infrastructure, strengthening audit, vigilance and risk management practices and compliance culture and taking steps to improve efficiency of people, processes and products by continuously evolving new strategies and policies and create value for our shareholders by optimally utilizing capital resources. As per the KBL Vision 2020 document, BankRs.s total business turnover is projected to increase in a progressive manner to touch Rs.1,80,000 crore with deposits of Rs.1,00,000 crore and advances of Rs.80,000 crore by March 2020.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

Your Bank bagged the following awards during the year under report in recognition of its achievement under technology initiatives, social banking, export performance etc.

- IBA Banking Technology Award 2014-15, Runner up in the category of Best Risk and Fraud Management Initiative, amongst Small Banks.

- ASSOCHAM Social Banking Excellece Awards 2015, under the following categories:

- Winner - Urban Banking [Small Bank] Category.

- Winner-Agricultural Banking [Small Bank] Category

- Runner Up - Participation in government schemes [Small Bank] category

- Runner Up - Overall Best Social Bank[ Small Bank] category

- MSME Banking Excellence Awards 2015 [Runner Up] for Eco -Technology "Emerging Banks", instituted by CIMSME [Chamber of Indian Micro Small & Medium Enterprises].

- Banking Technology Excellence Award - "Best Bank for Evangelising Technology Adoption" among Small Banks for the year 2014-15, instituted by IDRBT.

- "Export Excellence award for MSME" by the Federation of Indian Export Organisations - Western Region.

- "STP AWARD" from Bank of New York, Mellon in recognition to the improved payment formatting and straight - Through Processing success rate.

- "Outstanding Performance in MSME Funding" by the Federation of Industry, Trade and Services (FITS).

Further UKAS, Management Systems, a UK based accreditation certifying body has renewed ISO 27001:2013 certificate for our three IT set-ups viz. Data Centre, Near Line Site and Head Office-IT Department including Disaster Recovery Site.

Further, your Bank has been awarded with ''Sanman Patra'' by the Central Excise & Service Tax Commissionerate, Mangaluru, for compliance to service tax provisions, at the Central Excise Day 2016.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Your Directors would like to place on record their sincere gratitude to the Reserve Bank of India, other government and regulatory authorities, financial institutions and correspondent banks for their continued guidance and support. Your Directors also place on record their gratitude to the Bank''s shareholders, depositors and other customers for their continued support, patronage and goodwill. Your Directors express their deep sense of appreciation to all the staff members, for their contribution in your Bank''s quest for sustained growth and profitability and look forward to their continued contribution in scaling greater heights.

For and on behalf of the Board of Directors

Place: Bengaluru Sd/-

Ananthakrishna

Date : June 21, 2016 Chairman


Mar 31, 2014

Dear Members.

The Directors have pleasure in presenting the Ninetieth Annual Report together with the Audited Statement of Accounts for the year ended 31s'' March 2014 and the Auditors'' Report.

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

Your Directors are pleased to inform that during the year under report, your Bank has been able to achieve satisfactory growth in its business, Performance highlights for the financial year in the key financial are3sareasunder:-

(Rs.in Crore)

Particulars As on/for the As on/for the year ended year ended 31.03.2014 31.03.2013

Deposits 40582.83 36056.22

Advances 28345.49 25207.68

Investments 15226.78 13432.48

Grosslncome 4694.41 4161.93

Operating Profit 687.05 635.34

Net Profit 311.03 348.08

The total business turnover of the Bank was Rs.68928.32 crore as on 31 st March 2014, an increase of 12.51 percent over the preceding year. The total assets of the Bank increased from Rs. 41526.38 crore to Rs.47028.80 crore recording a growth of 13.25 percent fortheyear2013-14.

The total deposits of the Bank grew from Rs.36056.22 crore as on 3V''1 March, 2013 to Rs.40582.83 crore as on 31 st March 2014, registering a growth of 12.55 percent, During the year, low cost deposits of the Bank, viz. Savings and Current Account Deposits, have shown a growth of 14.75 percent and constitute 25.40 percent of the total deposits of the Bank. The market share of the Bank in deposits was 0.51 percent.

The total advances grew from Rs.25207.68 crore as on 31 st March, 2013 to 728345.49 crore as on 31 st March, 2014,3P increase of 12.45 percent. The priority sector advances increased from 79362.62 crore to 710882.20 crore which together with RIDF exposure formed 46.91 percent of Adjusted Net Bank Credit (ANBC) and agricultural advances increased from 73715.24 crore to Rs.4141.16 crore which together with eligible RIDF exposure constituted 17.29 percent of ANBC. Lending under various socio-economic schemes has shown satisfactory progress. The market share of the Bank in loans and advances was 0.45 percent.

As on 31 st March, 2014 the total investments of the Bank stood atRs.15226.78croreas against Rs.13432.48 crore as on 31 st March 2013, an increase of 13.36 percent.

OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE

In the competitive and challenging business environment, the overall performance of your Bank during the year 2013-14 was fairly satisfactory. The gross income of the Bank was 74694.41 crore and total expenditure (excluding provisions and contingencies) was 74007.36 crore. The net interest income was 71056.07 crore.

PROFIT

Your Bank earned an operating profit of 7687.05 crore for the year 2013-14 as against 7635.34 crore for the previous year showing a growth of 8.14 percent. However the net profit of the Bank decreased from 7348.08 crore to 7311.03 crore on account of higher provisioning needs.

APPROPRIATIONS

The net profit of 7311.03 crore which along with a sum of 70.09 Crore brought forward from the previous year, aggregating 7311.12 crore, is appropriated as under. The corresponding figure for the previous year was 7348.11 Crore

Appropriation Rs in Crore

Transfer to Statutory Reserve 147.00

Transferto Revenue, General &

Special Reserves 87.22

Transferto Investment Reserve (11.48)

Transferto Proposed Dividend

(including tax) 88.22

Balance carried to Balance Sheet 0.16

Total 311.12

DIVIDEND

Having regard to the overall performance of the Bank and the positive outlook for the future, the Board of Directors recommended a dividend of 74 per share (i.e. 40 percent on the paid up capital same as the previous year) for the reporting year. The dividend payout ratio forthe year works out to 24.25 percent.

EARNING PER SHARE/BOOK VALUE

The earnings per share (basic) and the book value per share as on 3V March, 2014 stood at 716.51 and 7162 respectively.

NET OWNED FUNDS AND CAPITAL ADEQUACY RATIO

During the year under report, the net owned funds of your Bank increased from 72857.08 crore to 73052.20 crore, registering a growth of 6.83 percent. The Capital Adequacy Ratio stood at 13.30 percent as on

March 31, 2014, as per BASEL II norms (Previous year 13.22 percent) and 13.20 percent as per BASEL III norms. The Bank has been consistently maintaining the Ratio well above the minimum of 9 percent stipulated by the Reserve Bank of India. The market capitalisation asonMarch31,2014wasRs.22D9.14crore.

FOREX BUSINESS

During the year under report, your Bank achieved a turnover of Rs.12840.55 crore in foreign exchange business as against Rs.10083.26 crore in the previous year. The outstanding advances to export sector stood at Rs.1671.01 crore as on March 31,2014.

NON-PERFORMING ASSETS AND PROVISION COVERAGE RATIO

Your Bank has been focusing on containing the non- performing assets through better credit monitoring as well as intensified efforts to recover the impaired assets. However, in view of continuing slow down in the economy and delinquencies in select sectors, the Bank''s, Gross NPAs as on March 31, 2014 has increased from Rs.638.86 crore (2.51 percent) to Rs.835.93 crore (2.92 percent) by the year end. The Net NPAs stood at Rs.538.04 crore (1.91 percent) as against Rs.377.75 crore (1.51 percent) as on 31 st March 2013. The Provision Coverage Ratio (PCR) computed in accordance with the RBI guidelines works out to 53.21 percent as on March 31, 2014 (Previous year 55.36 percent).

CREDIT RATING

ICRA Limited and Credit Analysis and Research Limited, ("CARE") who had rated the Unsecured Redeemable Non-Convertible Subordinated (Lower Tier-ll) debt instruments issued during the earlier years have retained the rating "ICRA A" and "CARE A" respectively. The instruments with these rating are considered to have adequate / high degree of safety regarding timely servicing of financial obligations. Such instruments carry very low credit risk.

DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

During the year under report, your Bank has opened 50 new branches in 11 States viz. two each in Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan, one each in Assam, Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar3khand, West Bengal, 34 in Karnataka, three in Kerala and three in Tamil Nadu. Out of 34 new branches opened in Karnataka, 13 are in unbanked rural centres under financial inclusion initiatives of the Bank. Further, as per the direction of Govt, of India, your Bank has opened 17 Ultra Small Branches in the villages where Brick & Mortar Branches are not viable. Further, your Bank has added 196 ATM outlets at various locations during theyear2D13Rs.14.

As at March 31, 2014, your Bank had 1,304 Service Outlets i.e. 600 branches (which include two Corporate Finance branches at Fort, Mumbai & New Deihi-Connaught Place, ten Agricultural Development branches, 160 specialised MSME Branches and 60 Financial Inclusion Branches), four Extension Counters & 700 ATMs spread across 21 States and two Union Territories. Apart from the above, your bank has 10 Regional Offices, an International Division, a Data Centre, a Customer Care Centre, five Service branches, two Currency Chests, two Central Processing Centres and three Asset Recovery Management Branches.

Further, for better ambience and improved customer service, your Bank shifted 26 branches/offices to new premises during the year 2013-14.

EMPLOYEES STOCK OPTION SCHEME

A total of 69062 equity shares were allotted to the emptoyees of your Bank, pursuant to the exercise of options vested under the Employees Stock Option Scheme of the Bank. Disclosure in respect of Employee Stock Option Scheme pursuant to SEBI (Employees Stock Option Scheme and Employees Stock Purchase Scheme) Guidelines 1999 is given in Annexure I to this report.

DIRECTORS

Mr Sitarama Murty M, retired as a Director of the Bank upon attaining the upper age of 70 years on 18.12.2013 as per the extant guidelines of RBI. Messrs R VShastri and URBhat completed their term of eight years in Office and retired from the Office as Directors of the Bank on 27,01.2014, The Board places on record its appreciation of the active involvement and useful contribution made by the above directors.

Further, the Board has appointed Mrs Usha Ganesh (IAS Retd), former member of Karnataka Administrative Tribunal, Bangalore and Mr Rammohan Rao Belle, former Managing Director and CEO of SB1 General Insurance Company Ltd, as additional directors on 31.07.2013 and 21.10.2013 respectively.

Even though one third of the total number of directors were liable to retire by rotation at the Annual General Meeting under erstwhile Section 256 of the Companies Act, 1956, with the coming into force the provisions of Section 149 and 152 of the Companies Act, 2013 relating to appointment and retirement of directors by rotation at every Annual General Meeting w. e. f April 1,2014, your Bank has received necessary declarations from all the directors other than whole- time director as required under Section 149(6} of the Companies Act, 2013. The Board, after having taken into consideration the declarations and other information is of the opinion that all the directors of the Bank other than whole time director are ''Independent Directors'' and therefore are not liable to retire by rotation under Section 152 of the Companies Act, 2013. It is proposed to reappoint them for a term as required under Section 149(10) of the Act having regard to the provisions of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 and the extant guidelines at the ensuing Annual General Meeting.

The brief resume and other details relating to the above directors who are to be re-appointed are furnished in the notice of the Annual General Meeting (AGM).

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Your Bank is committed to follow the best practices of corporate governance to protect the interests of all the stakeholders of the Bank, viz. shareholders, depositors, other customers, employees and the society in general and maintain transparency at all levels. A detailed report on corporate governance practices is given as Annexure III to this report.

DIRECTORS'' RESPONSIBILITY REPORT

As per Section 217(2AA) of Companies (Amendment) Act, 2000, your Directors report that:

i. The accounts for the year 2013-14 were prepared by following the accounting standards in so far as they apply to banks.

ii. Accounting policies adopted and applied consistently by the Bank are in tune with the RBI guidelines issued from time to time. Reasonable prudent judgments and estimates have been made in the accounts, so as to give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Bank and of the profit of the Bank for the financial year ended 31 stMarch,2014.

iii. The Bank had taken proper and sufficient care for maintaining adequate records in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act 1956, in so far as they apply to banks,

iv. The annual accounts for the year ended 31s! March, 2014 have been prepared on a "Going Concern" basis.

STATUTORY DISCLOSURES

Considering the nature of the Bank''s business, the provisions of Section 217(1)(e) of the Companies Act, 1956 relating to conservation of energy and technology absorption do not apply to your Bank. The Bank has, however, used information technology extensively in its operations.

There were no employees who were in receipt of remuneration during the year ended March 31, 2014 requiring disclosure under section 217(2A) of the Companies Act, 1956 read with Companies (Particulars of Employees) Rules, 1975.

SOCIAL INITIATIVES

Businesses are an integral part of society and play a critical role in the sustenance and improvement of a healthy ecosystem, in fostering social inclusiveness and equity and in upholding the ethical practices and good governance. It is believed that integrating social, environmental and ethical responsibilities into governance of business ensures long term successes, competencies and sustainability. With this in mind your Bank continues to fulfil its various social responsibilities. The Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives of the bank are designed to ensure that the bank adds social, environmental and economic value in all its activities to make a positive, sustainable impact on both society and business. In this direction, your bank has been responding well over the years through various initiatives like participation in social, cultural, educational, environment awareness activities etc., aimed at improving the social values, promotion of cultural heritage, knowledge, standard of living and the quality of life of the people and the environment at large. The Bank firmly believes that being an integral part of society, it is the inclusive growth of society which contributes ultimately to the growth of the Bank and in this direction, your Bank has been strengthening its rural orientation through initiatives aimed at imparting financial literacy and extending banking services to the people in rural unbanked areas, in a fair and transparent manner, at an affordable cost. Towards this end, your Bank had opened 13 branches in unbanked rural centres during the FY 2013-14 as part of its financial inclusion initiative, thus taking the total Financial Inclusion branches to 60. Your Bank had also opened 17 Ultra Small Branches, thus taking the total number of such branches to 41 as on March 31,2014.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

The customer has always been the focal point of our initiatives. We have been endeavouring to empower our customers by rolling out innovalive products and services through optimal use of technology without compromising on the quality of service rendered across the counter and without losing sight of the safety and security aspects. In this direction, the Bank is actively involved in putting in place systems and procedures to comply with the recommendations of the Damodaran Committee on Customer Service, constituted by the Reserve Bank of India, to look into the banking services rendered to customers and the grievance redressal mechanism prevalent in banks. Most of the recommendations made by the said Committee have been complied with 3nd the remaining few which require up-gradation of the Bank''s Core Banking Solution are being pursued for early compliance.

FINANCIAL INCLUSION

Financial inclusion means making available the full range of banking services at an affordable cost to the people who do not have access to banking services. It mainly focuses on the section of society not having formal financial institutional support. Through the Financial Inclusion Plan, Bank aims at ''connecting people'' with the Bank and not just opening accounts. This includes meeting the small credit needs of the rural public, giving them access to the payments system, providing remittance facility and life and health insurance. Efforts are being made to optimize the resources to achieve the goal of extending banking facilities to the un-banked areas f deprived sections.

All the branches of the Bank are under Core Banking Solution (CBS) and all the branches to be opened in future will also be under CBS. Out of 600 branches, Bank has 108 Rural branches and all these branches are provided with CBS offering all banking facilities to

the rural clientele in the gram panchayats or villages where these branches are located. All the rural branches are acting as financial literacy centers (FLCs) and imparting Banking literacy among the rural Populace.

In accordance with revised Strategy & Guidelines of Department of Financial Services (DFS), Ministry of Finance, Govt, of India, financial inclusion plan of the Bank has been revised. Under the revised financial inclusion plan, Bank has been allocated with 207 Gram Panchayats consisting of 1002 villages with a population of about 10,31,000 as per 2001 census, in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh & Chhattisgarh states. The Gram Panchayats are being financially included through Brick and Mortar Branches and Business Correspondents (BC),

Brick and Mortar Branches

As on March 31, 2014 bank has covered 465 villages of 94 GPs through Brick & Mortar Branches. 10 Branches were opened during financial year 2013-14.

Business Correspondent Services {BC Services):

Bank has entered in to an agreement with M/s BASIX Sub-k (Transaction Ltd and M/s Integra Micro Systems Pvt. Ltd. to provide online transaction facility and as on March 31, 2014 113 GPs with 537 villages of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh states were covered under the above arrangement. Total coverage through BC Model stood at 92 GPs covering 512 villages as on March31,2014.

Ultra Small Branches |USBs|

During the financial year, the Bank opened 17 Ultra Small Branches, talcing the count of USBs to 41 as on March 31, 2014 (after accounting for upgradation of two USBs into regular Branches during the Financial Year 2013-14).

Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) - Pilot Project of Govt, of Karnataka

Bank is participating in Govt, of Karnataka (GOK) EBT

Pilot project for NREGA/SSP beneficiaries under -

"One District - Many Bank Model" and has started disbursing the payments under the above schemes to The beneficiaries using smart card and hand held machines at 5 Gram Panchayat locations in Chitradurga, Bella ry and Yadgir districts.

Direct Benefit Transfer (DBTI

Bank is actively participating in Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Programme of Govt. India, wherein, the Govt. would transfer benefits of various Schemes directly to the beneficiaries Aadhaar enabled bank accounts. For this purpose, Bank has on boarded with NPCI for Aadhaar Payment Bridge System (APBS) under National Automated Clearing House (NACH). DBT for LPG is now implemented in 284 districts and out of this, Bank has its presence in 103 Districts with 447 branches,

Financial Literacy and Credit Counseling Centers

(FLCCs)

Bank has sponsored two FLCCs at BC Road and Kundagol in Karnataka State. During the financial year FLCCs sponsored by the Bank has conducted 212 Financial Literacy campaigns and 11763 participants had been covered. In adherence to RBI guidelines all the rural branches of our Bank are conducting financial literacy Camps.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

Your Bank bagged the following awards during the year under report in recognition of its achievement under customer relations, risk management, HR, technology initiatives as well as for social banking and lending for export promotion.

1. The Sunday Standard Best Bankers'' Awards 2013:

0 Best Banker award for customer orientation amongst private sector banks.

ii) Best Banker award for customer friendliness in midsized bank category

iii) Best Banker for HR amongst private sector banks.

2. IDRBTawards:

i) Best Bank award among small banks for managing IT risk

ii) Best Bank award among small banks for use of IT in business innovation

3. IBA Banking awards:

Second runner up in the category of the best customer management initiative amongst private sector banks.

4. ASSOCHAM social banking excellence awards 2013:

i) Runner-up of ASSOCHAM social banking excellence awards 2013 under the private sector banks category.

5. Southern region export excellence award 2012-13 from Federation of Indian Export

Organisation (FIEO)

6. BFSI best bank (private sector} award,

Further IMQA, a leading assessment, verification and certification body accredited to the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) has renewed ISO 27001:2005 certificate for our three IT set-ups viz. Data Centre, Near Line Site and Head Office - IT Department including Disaster Recovery Site.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Your Directors would like to place on record their sincere gratitude to the Reserve Bank of India, other government and regulatory authorities, financial institutions and correspondent banks for their continued guidance and support. Your directors also place on record their gratitude to the Bank''s shareholders, depositors and other customers for their continued support, patronage and goodwill. Your directors express their deep sense of appreciation to a!l the staff members, for their contribution in your Bank''s quest for sustained growth and profitability and look forward to their continued contribution in scaling greater heights,

For and on behalf of the Board of Directors

Place: Bangalore Ananthakrishna

Date : 07.06.2014 Chairman


Mar 31, 2013

The Directors have pleasure in presenting the Eighty Ninth Annual Report together with the Audited Statement of Accounts for the year ended, 31st March 2013 and the Auditors'' Report.

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS

Your Directors are pleased to inform that during the year under report, your Bank has been able to achieve satisfactory growth in Its business. Performance highlights for the financial year in the key financial Areas areas under

(Rs.in Crore) Particulars As on/for the As on / for the year ended year ended 31,03,2013 31.03.2012

Deposits 36055.33 31508.32

Advances 25207,53 0720.70

Invest mints 134324 12041.23

Gross Income 41.33 3447.27

Operating Profit 35.34 510.21

Net Pruitt 345.05 246.07

The total business turnover of the Bank was Rs.61263.90 crore easy on 31st March 2013, an increase of 17.07 parent over the preceding year. The total assets of the Bank increased team Rs.36321.57 crore to Rs.41526.38 crorO recording a growth (Of 14.33 percent for the year 2012-13.

The total deposits of the Bank gnu from Rs. 31605.32 crore as on 31st March, 2012 to Rs. 30055.22 crore as on 31st March 2013, registering a growth of 14.07 percent [During Ihe year, low cost deposits of the Bank, viz, Savings and Currant Account Deposits, have shown growth of 15.71 percent. The market share of the Bank In deposits was 0.52 percent as against 0.51 percent last year.

The total advances grew from Rs. 20720. crore as on 31st March, 2012 to Rs.2520 /.SB crore as on 31 st March. 2013, an increase of 21.65 percent. The priority sector ad van necks increased from Rs.7570.27 re to Rs.9362.52 crore forming 45.19 percent of ANBC as against 40 percent stipulated by RBI and agricultural advances increased from Rs. 556.35 crore to Rs.3715.24 crore Rs.16.47 percent of ANBC as against stipulated 15 percent, lending under various socio-economic schemes has shoo Win sat is-actor tog rasps. The market share of the Bank in loans and advances remained at 0.43 percent.

As on 31st March, 2013 the total investments of the Bank stood at Rs. 13432.48 crore as against Rs.12841.23 crore as on 31st March 2012, an increase of 4.60 percent.

0PERATIONAL PERFORMANCE

In the competitive and challenging business environment, the overall parlor née of you'' Bank during the year 3013-13 was satisfactory. The gross income of this Bank was Rs. 4161.93 crons and total expenditure {excluding provisions and contingencies) was Rs. 3526.59 crore. The net interest income was Rs. 903.73 crore.

PROFIT

Your Hank earned an overhang profit of f 535.34 crore lord tint year 20 t203 as against T 510.21 crore for the previous year showing a growth 0f Rs.4,53 percent The net profit of the Bank Increased from Rs. 246.07 crore to Rs.348.08 crons.

APPROPRIATIONS

The net profit of Rs. 340.08 crore which along with a sum of Rs.0.09 crore brought forward from the previous yeast, aggregating Rs.343.11 crore, appropriated as under. The corresponding figure for the previous year was. 10 Crore

Appropriation Rs.In Crore

Transfar to Statutory Raserve 160.00

Transter to Capital Reserve 3.25

Tfsnsfer to Revenue, Genera

Specie I Reserves 85.11

Transfer to Invastmenl Reserve 11.47

Transferto Proposed Dividend (including tax) Be, is Balance carried to Balance Sheet 0.09

TOtal 348.11

DIVIDEND

Having regard to the overall performance of the Bank and the positive outlook for the future, the Board of Directors recommended a dividend or 40 percent for the reporting year. The dividend payout ratio for the year works out to 21.66 percent.

EARNINGS PER SHARE/BOOK VALUE

The earnings per share (basic) and the book value of the shares as on 31st March, 2013 stood at Rs. 18.48 and Rs. 151.70 respectively.

NET OWNED FUNDS AND CAPITAL ADECUACV RATIO

In order to augment its Capital funds, during the year under report your Bank has raised Rs.250 crore by way of issue of Unsecured Redeemable Non-Convertible Subordinated (lower Tier-II) debt instruments redeem noblest the end of 10 years on private placement basis lacing The aggregate of such funds raised to Rs. 600 crore. During the year under review, the net owned funds of your Bank increased from Rs. 2598.21 crore to Rs. 2857.08 crore, registering a growth of 9.96 percent, The Capital Adequacy Ratio stood at 13.22 percent as on 31-03-2013, as per BASEL II norms (Previous year 12.84 percent). Tha Bank has been consistently maintaining the Ratio well above the ininlrnum of 9 patent stipulated by the Reserve Bank of India. The markets capitalisation as on March 31,201A was Rs.2462.59 Crore

FOREX BUSINESS

During the year under report, your Bank achieved a turnover of Rs. 10083.26 crors in foreign exchange business as against Rs.9243.71 crors tha previous year. The out standing ad vanes to export set tor snood at Rs. 1702.09 crore as on 31-03-2013.

NON PERFORMING ASSETS AND PROVISION COVERAGE RATIO

Your Dank has been focusing on containing the non- performing assets through better credit mentoring as well as intensified efforts to recover The impaired assets Ranch''s. Cross Nash''s on 31st March, 13 had decreased from f 6B4.72 crore (3.27 percent) to Rs.638.88 crore by the year end (2.51 percent). The Net NPAs stood at Rs.377.75 crors (1.51 percent) as against Rs. 435.20 crore (2.11 percent) as on 31st March 2012. The Provision Coverage Fabio (PCR) computed in accordance with the RBI guidelines works out to 55.36 portent as On March 31. 2013 (Previous year 47.18 percent).

CREDIT RATING

The credit rating agency. ICRA Ltd. (ICRA) has accorded ''A1 ''rating to the Banks Certificate of Deposit Programmed. The rating symbol, indicates tha highest degree of safety for timely payment of principal and interest.

The Unsecured Redeemable Non-Converti&ie Subordinated (lower Tier-H) debt issued during the year have teen rated (pronounced A) by JCRA Limited ("ICRA"} and ''CARE A''(s ingle A) by Credit Analysis and Research Limited, ("CARE"). The above rating agencies have also retained the fating "tsar A'' and "CARE A" respective I; assigned to the subordinated debt instruments of crore issued by the Bank during the earlier years. The instruments with these rating are considered to have adequate/high degree of safety regarding timely servicing or financial obligations. Such DISTRIBUTION NETWORK

During the year under report, your Ban has opened 47 new branches in 1 Rs.slates i.e three in Andhra Pradesh

one in Delhi, one in Goo. three in Haryana, one in Jharkhand, 32 in Karnataka one in Getafe. one in Madyapradesh, one in Maharashtra, one m Odessa. one n laminate and one in West Bengal Out to 32 new branches opened in Karnataka, lore Branches opened under the financial inclusion phi Further, as per the direction of Goal. of India (GOI), your Sank has opened £6 Ultra Small Branches in the villages where Brick & Mortar Branches are not viable, in addition (o these branches, your Bank also opened an Extension counter at feta Group of Educational Institution. l. Bangalore. Further, your Bank added 152 ATM outlets at various locations during the yea* £012-13.

As at 31st March, £01 S. your Dank had 1.056 Service Outlets I.e. 550 branches {which include one Corporate Finance branch at Fort Mumbai, an Agricultural [development Branch at Chick magi a lure, 160 specialized MSME branches, IB financial Inclusion branches] Four extension counters and 504 ATMs, five service branches, two currency chests, three asset recovery management branches, 10 Regional Offices, an Division, a Data Centre, a Customer Care Centre, and two Central Processing Centers spread across 20 States and two Union Territories. Further, for better ambience and improved customer service, your Bank had shifted 21 to new premises du ring 2012-13.

EMPLOYE STOCK OPTION SCHEM 6

A total of 59020 equity shares wore allotted to though employees of your Bank, pursuant to the exercise of options vested under the Employee Stock Option Scheme of the Bank. Disclosure In respect of Employee Stock Option Scheme pursuant to SEDI (Employee Stock Option Scheme and Employee Snick Purchase Scheme} Guidelines tS99 is given in Annexure I to this report.

DIRECTORS

Messrs U R Bhat. Bitarama Marty m arid S V Maniunath are retiring by rotation and are eligible for re- appointmarrt at I he forthcoming Annual General Meeting Mr S R Hate, ret irked as Director of the Bhnk upon attaining the upper age limit of years was Rs. 02.07,2012 as per the extant guidelines of RBI . The Board places on record Its appreciation of the active involvement and useful contribution made Mr S R Hedge during his tenure a Director of the Bank

Further, the Board has appoiniad Mr Ashok Haranahalli, Senior Advocate, Bangalore (former Advocate General - Government of Karnataka} as an Additional Director under Section the Companies Act, 1956. The brief resume and other details regaling to the directors who are to he re- appointed are furnished in the notice of the Annual General Meeting

CORPOHATB governance

Your Bank is committed to following the best practices of Corporate governance to protect the interests of ell the stakeholders old the Bank, vii. shareholders, depositors, other customers. employees and the society in general and maintains transparency at all levels. A detailed report on corporate governance practices & given as Annexure ill to this report.

DIRECTORS'' RESPONSIBILITY REPORT

As per Section ai7(2AA) to Companies (Amendment) Act. £000, your Directors report that:

r. The accounts for the year 2012-13 were prepared by following the accounting standards in so far as they apply to banks.

il. Accounting pedicles adopted and applied consistently by Bank are in tune with the RBI guidelines issued from time to time. Reasonable prudent judgments and estimates have been made m the accounts, so as to give a true and fair view to the state orate iris of the Bank and of the profit opt the Bank for the financial year ended 31st March, 2013.

LI. The Bank had taken proper and sufficient care for maintaining adequate records m accordance with the provisions opt the Companies Act 195C. in so tar a* they apply to banks.

iv. The annual accounts for the year ended 31st March, 2013 have been prepared on a "Going Concern'' basis.

STATUTORY DISCLOSURES

Considering the nature the Bank''s business, the provisions old Section 217(1) (e) of the Companies Act. 1relating to conservation of energy and technology absorption do not apply to your Bank. The Bank has. however, used information tech no logy extensively in its operations.

There were no employees who ware In receipt of remuneration during the year ended March 31, 2D13 requiring disclosure under Section 2l7(2A) of the Com panics Act. 195G read with Companies (Pa reticule airs of Employees) Rules, 1975.

SOCIAL INITI ATIVES

Businesses ere an integral part of society and have a critique active role in the sustenance and improvement of a healthy ecosystem in fostering social inclusive nests rib aqua and u pho Id el hi™ I practices and good governance. It is believed that integrating social, environ mental and ethical responsibilities into governance of business ensures long term successes, competencies and sustainability. With this in mind your Bank continues to engage in accepting various social responsibilities. The Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives the Hank are designed to ensure Bank adds social environmental and economic mail its activities to make a positive. sustainable impact on both society and business. In this direction the Bank has been responding well over the years through various initiatives like participation in social, cultural.

educational activities etc., aimed at improving the knowledge, standard of lowing and he quality of life of the people and society. The Bank firmly believes that being an integral part of society, it Is the inclusive growth of society which contributes ultimately to the growth of If Bank.

FINANCIAL INCLUSION

Financial Inclusion means making available the full range of banking services an affordable cost to the people who do not have access to banking services. It mainly focuses on the section of society not having formal financial institutional support, Through the Financial Inclusion Phan, Bank arms at ''connecting people'' With the Bank and not just opening accounts This includes meeting the small credit needs of the rural public, giving them access the payments, providing remittance facility and life and health insurance, Efforts arc being made (a optimize the resources to achieve the goal extending banking facilities to the un-ban rived sections.

All the branches of the Bank are under Core Banking Solution (CSS) and all the branches to be opened in future will also be under CBS. Out of 5SQ branches, Bank has 108 Rural branches and all these branches are provided with offering all banking facilities la the rural clientele in the Gram or villages Where are located. the rum I branches are acting as financial literacy centers (fl-Cs) and imparting Banking literacy among the rural Populace

Summary of activities undertaken by the Bank under Financial Inclusion Initiatives a re as under

1) Financial Literacy and Credit Counseling

The Ban first F LOC Center opened in B ,C Road. Banta. Karnataka for the financial year 201l conducted 17E financial literacy campaigns covering 55 visages The second FLCC Center was opened at Dharma District, Karnataka on 16.03.£013, in association with JnanaJyolhi F LCC Trust Mani pal. guidelines all the rural branches of your Bank are conducting financial literacy camps In the financial year 2013-14, the Bank is planning to open four {additional FLCC Centers in Karnataka State In association worth Janna Mythoi, Mani pal.

2) Karnatake Farmers Resource Center (KFRC)

The Bank ig one of the trustees of the Karnataka farmers Resource Center

The Bank has contributed 50lakh towards capital expenditure/corpus of KFPC, 3) Electronic Benefit Tan (EBT) - Pilot Project of Govt, of Karnataka:-

The Bonk is Participating in Govt, of Karnataka (GOK) EBT Plot project for NREGA/SSP beneficiaries under - "One District -Many Bank Model'' with tie up arrangement with M''s Integra Micrcsysle/ns for technology as we as for providing seen/ice Payments under EBT have commenced in five Gram Panchayath locations in Chitradunga, Bellary and Daygirl districts. During the financial year 201 £-13. the Bank has disbursed an amount of Rs. £0.04 laths under NREGA/5SP payments scheme by using smart card and hand held machines

4) Revised Strategy and Guidelines for Financial Inclusion Plan

In tune with the revised Strategy & Guidelines of Department of Financial (DFS), Ministry of Finance, GO I. the; Finn ion Plan of the Bank has been revised . Under the revised Plan. 207 Gram consisting of 1002 villages with a (octal population old about 10,31,000 as per census naps been allocated to The Bank in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh & Chhattisgarh states. Gram Panchayats ( 40s villages with a total population of about 5,23,099 as per 2001 census) are covered by brick and mortar branches. These branches wilt be responsible for all financial inclusion activities. During the financial year, the Bank has opened 10 small branches across the country in rhe remaining Gram Panchayals consisting of 591 villages with an approximate population of &, 11,059 as per Z001 census, banking services will be provided through Business Correspondent Model with Ultra Small Branches (USBs). As on date the Bank has o pond 2 S USBs in Tucker, Mysore, Darwin (Karnataka agate) and Ananlhpur Districts (Andhra Pradesh State). The remaining locations will he covered by 31.12.2013.

5} Direct Boniest "transfer:

The Bank is actively participating in Direct Benefit Transfer (DST) programmed of Golf wherein, benefits under various schemes will be transferred directly to beneficiaries of ''Adhere'' enabled bank accounts. For this purpose, the Bank has already on boarded with Nepal for Adhere Payment Bridge System (APBS) under National Automated Clearing House (NACH). In the directing more than lakh accounts had been seeded with Adhere number, out of which, 40.000 accounts had been enabled as ''Adhere Edna bled Accounts''

AWAROS A N D RE COGNIT10 N S

Bank bagged the following awards during the year unite re|jort in recognition of its technology initiatives, operational excel e one and I nests:

1) I BA Banking Tech no logy Awards 5011 Adjudged as Hoe Second Runner Up for the Best Finance Inclusion Initiatives under the category of Private Sector Banks.

2) I BA Banking Technology Awards SG11 Adjudged as the Second Runner Up for the Best Risk Management and Security Initiatives under I he category of Private Sector Banks.

3) NFS- Operational Excellence Awards 20i£: Special Jury Award for Excellent Performance in Key Parameters in respect of ATMs and Switch con nested to N FS ATM network.

4} ''Best Banker in Customer Friend Irises-Runner Up'' award in the Midsized: Banks'' category at the ''Sunday Standard Finn 201 £ Best Bankers'' awards instituted by the New Indian Express Group.

Further, your Bank has received ISO 27001:2005 certificate tor three IT set-ups . Data Centre, Near Line Site and Head Office -IT Department including Disaster Recovery Site from NQA, a leading assessment, verification and certification body accredited to the United Kingdom Accreditation Service Lukas)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Your Directors would like to place on record their sincere gratitude to the RBi. other government and regulatory authorities, financial institutions and correspondent banks for their continued guidance and support. Your directors also place on record their gratitude to the Bank''s shareholders, depositors and other Customers tor their continued support, paranoia and goodwill. Your directors express their deep sense of appreciation to the employees, tor their contribution In your Banks quest for sustained growth and profitability arid look forward to their continued confab untie in scaling greater heights

For and on behalf of he Board of Directors

Place; Mangalore Ananlhakr Istina

Date : May 15th, 2013 Chairman

 
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