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Dhanlaxmi Bank appoints Manish Jaiswal as Head – SME Business

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Mumbai, June 9, 2011: Dhanlaxmi Bank, one of India’s fastest growing
mid-size private sector banks, has appointed Mr. Manish Jaiswal as the
Business Head for its Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Group.

Mr. Jaiswal will head the bank’s SME Business and will be responsible for
all trade, advances and credit to small and medium enterprises and will
spearhead further growth of the business for Dhanlaxmi Bank. He will realign
the existing framework and redefine significant profit centric formulae for
the business with focus on cross selling of fee income products and

Announcing the appointment, Mr. Amitabh Chaturvedi, Managing Director and
Chief Executive Officer, Dhanlaxmi Bank said: “As bankers we see a lot of
opportunities in the SME segment in the country. Manish’s plethora of
experience and deeply rooted relationships in this segment will surely help
Dhanlaxmi Bank to drive its plans of expanding this division. He is
definitely an important cog in our growth strategy and vision to be one of
the country’s leading banks in the near future.”

In a career of over 18 years, Mr. Jaiswal has held key positions in
companies such as Fullerton India Credit Company, Citigroup and Eicher
Motors. In banking and financial services, he has developed his expertise on
SME, commercial banking, and liabilities and debt management. Mr. Jaiswal
has had the distinction of being accredited with 10 career levels in 18.5

About Dhanlaxmi Bank:

Dhanlaxmi Bank is an 84-year old bank, being incorporated in 1927 at
Thrissur, Kerala. In the last three years, it has transformed into a well
diversified bank with a pan-India presence from being an SME focused South
India based bank. With a network of 275 branches and 460 ATMs covering 160
centers across 14 states, the bank services a broad customer base of 1.6
million.  The bank provides a suite of banking products and services to its
customers across Retail Banking, Wholesale Banking, Microfinance and
Agricultural Lending and Small and Medium Enterprises Group.

During the last three years, Dhanlaxmi Bank’s total deposits increased from
Rs 3,608 crore as on March 31, 2008 to Rs. 12,530 crore as on March 31,
2011, advances rose from Rs. 2,102 crore as on March 31, 2008 to Rs. 9,065
crore as on March 31, 2011. The bank had a total business of Rs. 21,595
crore, as on March 31, 2011 with total asset base at Rs. 14,268 crore.

Dhanlaxmi Bank is rapidly reducing its reliance on South Indian markets.
Dhanlaxmi Bank’s loan book as on March 31, 2011, shows that the bank had 53%
lending in non-south Indian states from 13% as on March 31, 2008. During the
same period, deposits from non-South Indian states also increased to 45%
from a mere 6% earlier.

The shares of the bank are listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange Limited, the
National Stock Exchange of India Limited and the Cochin Stock Exchange.

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