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General Code of Conduct and Ethics

IDBI Bank Ltd. is committed to creating long term economic value for all its stakeholders, including shareholders, depositors, customers, employees and the society as a whole. IDBI Bank Ltd. is committed to maintaining high standards of ethical and professional conduct in all its corporate activities.

This Code of Conduct and Ethics outlines the overall standards that shall guide the actions of IDBI Bank Ltd. and its Directors, officers and employees.
  1. National Interest:
    IDBI Bank Ltd. shall continue to be committed in all its actions to benefit the economic development of the nation and shall not engage in any activity that would adversely affect such objective.

  2. Financial Reporting and Records:
    IDBI Bank Ltd. shall continue to prepare and maintain its accounts fairly and accurately in accordance with the accounting and financial reporting standards which represent the generally accepted guidelines, principles, standards, laws and regulations of the country. Internal accounting and audit procedures shall fairly and accurately reflect all of IDBI Bank Ltd. business transactions and disposition of assets.

  3. Corporate Disclosure Practices:
    IDBI Bank Ltd. shall continue to abide by the corporate disclosure practices as specified by the appropriate external regulatory authorities.

  4. Competition:
    IDBI Bank Ltd. shall market its products and services on its own merits.

  5. Equal-Rights:
    IDBI Bank Ltd shall continue to provide equal opportunities to all its employees and all qualified applicants for employment without regard to their race, caste, religion, colour, ancestry, marital status, sex, age, nationality, disability etc. Applicable laws, rules, and guidelines of Government of India / any other Competent Authority in this regard shall also be observed for this purpose. Employees of IDBI Bank Ltd. shall be treated with dignity and in accordance with the IDBI Bank Ltd. policy to maintain a work environment free of sexual harassment, whether physical, verbal or psychological. Employee policies and practices shall be administered on a non-discriminatory basis in all matters relating to recruitment, training, compensation, benefits, promotion, transfers and all others terms and conditions of employment.

  6. Prohibited Business:
    IDBI Bank Ltd. shall not enter into any kind of business with any company / organisation / entity, of which any of its director of is a proprietor, partner, director, a manager, employee or guarantor or in which one or more directors of IDBI Bank Ltd. together hold substantial interest.

    Substantial interest, in relation to any company / organisation / entity, means any beneficial interest held by one or more of the directors of IDBI Bank Ltd. or by any relative of such director, whether singly or taken together, in the shares of the company / organisation / entity, the aggregate amount paid up on which either exceeds five lakh of rupees or 5% of its paid-up share capital, whichever is lesser.

  7. Quality of Products and Services:
    IDBI Bank Ltd. shall continue to be committed to creating new industry standards of excellence in customer service. IDBI Bank Ltd. shall provide innovative and superior quality customer service consistent with the requirements of the customers for their satisfaction.

  8. Corporate Opportunity:
    A Director / Officer / Employee must not deprive IDBI Bank Ltd. of an opportunity that belongs to IDBI Bank Ltd., for his/ her own/other's advantage, if he / she is in a position of diverting the corporate opportunity for own benefit or to others to the detriment of IDBI Bank Ltd. A Director / Officer / Employee must not compete with IDBI Bank Ltd. in respect of any business transaction.

  9. Health, Safety and Environment:
    IDBI Bank Ltd. shall strive to provide a safe and healthy working environment at its work places and comply, in the conduct of its business affairs, with all regulations regarding the preservation of the environment of the territories it operates in.

  10. Corporate Social Responsibility:
    IDBI Bank Ltd. shall continue to be committed to be a good corporate citizen not only in compliance with all relevant regulating laws and regulations but also by actively assisting in the improvement of the quality of life of the people in the communities in which it operates with the objective of making them self reliant.

  11. Public Representation of the Company & the Group:
    IDBI Bank Ltd. honours the information requirements of the public and its stakeholders. All its external communication will be only by officials / directors authorised for the purpose.

    The information for the public constituents and stakeholders, duly approved by the Compliance Officer or other authorised official, as the case may be, shall be disseminated through any of the following media:

    Bullet The accredited newspaper publications;

    Bullet Web casting on the official web site;

    Bullet Press handouts and press releases;

    Bullet Audio and audio-visuals prepared for the specific purpose.

  12. Use of IDBI Bank Ltd. Name Logo/ Trademarks:
    A Director / Officer / Employee shall not use the name of IDBI Bank Ltd., its logo or trademark for personal benefit or for the benefit of persons / entities not forming part of the IDBI Group.

  13. Shareholders:
    IDBI Bank Ltd. is committed to enhance shareholder value and shall comply with all regulations and laws that govern shareholders' rights. The Board of Directors' of IDBI Bank Ltd. shall duly and fairly inform its shareholders about all relevant aspects of the organisation business and disclose such information in accordance with the respective regulations and agreements. Every employee shall also be responsible for implementation of and compliance with this code.

  14. Ethical Standards:
    A Director / Officer / Employee of IDBI Bank Ltd. shall conduct all the dealings on behalf of IDBI Bank Ltd. with professionalism, honesty, integrity and high moral and ethical standards. Every Director / Officer / Employee of IDBI Bank Ltd. shall be responsible for the implementation of and compliance with the Code in his / her professional environment, be fair and take action not to discriminate, honour confidentiality and strive to achieve more specific professional responsibilities.

  15. Insider Trading:
    Insider Trading involves the improper use of non - public price sensitive information when dealing in securities. Specified employees are prohibited from engaging in insider trading as detailed in the Code of Conduct for Prevention of Insider Trading.

  16. Conduct of Staff:
    To uphold the image and dignity of the institution, it is desirable that every director / officer / employee of IDBI Bank Ltd. should demonstrate a high degree of conduct and integrity, as under:
    1. a sense of fair play, impartiality and promptness in disposing of cases and show courtesy and consideration in public dealings;
    2. keeping in mind the objective of IDBI Bank Ltd., to contribute his / her mite through integrity, dedication and competence;
    3. restrain from participating or assisting in any activity, which is detrimental to the interest of IDBI Bank Ltd. or is in competition to the interest of IDBI Bank Ltd.;
    4. not use or influence by virtue of the position held in the bank for obtaining favours ofany kind for himself / herself or any members of family or friends or equivalent person with any constituent / borrower / client / customer;
    5. be cost conscious and plug all wastes and leakages, to remain competitive;
    6. not to be negligent or show lack of devotion to duty any time and
    7. not to show any favouritism or commit any irregularity in inviting tenders an awarding contracts or cultivate too much friendship with the Bank's contractors / suppliers.

  17. Regulatory Compliance:
    A Director / officer / employee shall, in his business conduct, comply with all applicable laws and regulations.

  18. Securities Transactions and Confidential Information:
    A Director / officer / employee of IDBI Bank Ltd. and their family members shall not derive any benefit or assist others to derive any benefit from the access to and possession of information about IDBI Bank Ltd. which is not in the public domain and thus constitutes insider information. The Director / officer / employee of IDBI Bank Ltd. shall maintain confidentiality of all price sensitive information. Unpublished price sensitive information would be disclosed only to those within the company who need the information to discharge their duty.

  19. Conflict of Interest:
    The Directors / officers / employees of IDBI Bank Ltd. shall always conduct themselves in an honest and ethical manner and in the best interest of the Bank. Towards this, the directors, officers and employees of IDBI Bank Ltd. shall endeavour to avoid situations that may lead to an actual or potential conflict between person's private interest and the interest of the Bank, including its affiliates and subsidiaries. While it may be difficult to list all the situations of conflict of interest, the following are illustrative examples of some of the situations, which may constitute a Conflict of interest:

    Bullet a Director/ officer/ employee engages in any business, relationship or activity which might detrimentally conflict with the business of IDBI Bank Ltd.

    Bullet a Director / officer / employee receives improper personal benefits as a result of his official position in IDBI Bank Ltd.

    Bullet a Director / officer / employee is in a position to make, influence or benefit from the decisions relating to the transaction.

    If such and other instances of conflict of interest exist due to any historical reasons, adequate disclosures by the interested employees should be made to the management.

  20. Gifts and Donations:
    The Director / officer / employee of IDBI Bank Ltd. shall not solicit or accept any gifts /donations of more than modest value from a constituent of IDBI Bank Ltd. or from any subordinate employee or from existing / potential clients or third parties having business dealings with IDBI Bank Ltd.

  21. Gender Friendly Workplace:
    As a good corporate citizen, IDBI Bank Ltd. is committed to a gender friendly workplace. IDBI Bank Ltd. demands, demonstrates and promotes professional behaviour and respectful treatment of all employees.

  22. Prohibition against participation in politics and standing for election:
    No employee shall take an active part in politics or in any political demonstration, or stand for election as member of a Municipal Council, district Board or any other Local Body or any Legislative Body.

  23. Protection of Bank's assets:
    The assets of IDBI Bank Ltd. shall not be misused but employed for conducting the business for which they are duly authorised.

  24. Ethics and Compliance Committee:
    The Ethics and Compliance Committee comprising few independent directors of the Board, an Executive Director, Chief Vigilance Officer of IDBI Bank Ltd. and the Compliance Officer and any other officer so nominated, will oversee the compliance of the Code of Conduct and Ethics.

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