UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

Form 6-K

 

 

Report of Foreign Private Issuer

Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16

under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the month of July, 2019

Commission File Number 001-15216

 

 

HDFC BANK LIMITED

(Translation of registrant’s name into English)

 

 

HDFC Bank House, Senapati Bapat Marg,

Lower Parel, Mumbai. 400 013, India

(Address of principal executive office)

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.    Form 20-F  ☒    Form 40-F  ☐

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1):    Yes  ☐    No  ☒

Note : Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1) only permits the submission in paper of a Form 6-K if submitted solely to provide an attached annual report to security holders.

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7):    Yes  ☐    No  ☒

Note: Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7) only permits the submission in paper of a Form 6-K if submitted to furnish a report or other document that the registrant foreign private issuer must furnish and make public under the laws of the jurisdiction in which the registrant is incorporated, domiciled or legally organized (the registrant’s “home country”), or under the rules of the home country exchange on which the registrant’s securities are traded, as long as the report or other document is not a press release, is not required to be and has not been distributed to the registrant’s security holders, and, if discussing a material event, has already been the subject of a Form 6-K submission or other Commission filing on EDGAR.

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.    Yes  ☐    No  ☒

If “Yes” is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): 82- Not Applicable .

 

 

 


SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

    HDFC BANK LIMITED
                 (Registrant)
Date: 18 th July, 2019     By  

/s/ Santosh Haldankar

    Name:   Santosh Haldankar
    Title:   Vice President - Legal & Company Secretary


EXHIBIT INDEX

The following documents (bearing the exhibit number listed below) are furnished herewith and are made a part of this Report pursuant to the General Instructions for Form 6-K.

Exhibit I

Description

Communication dated 18 th July, 2019 addressed to The New York Stock Exchange, 11, Wall Street, New York, NY 10005, United States of America (USA) intimating about result of the e-voting at the 25 th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of HDFC Bank Limited.


Exhibit I

18 th July, 2019

New York Stock Exchange

11, Wall Street,

New York,

NY 10005

USA

Dear Sir,

Sub: Result of the e-voting at the 25 th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and remote e-voting on resolutions of the Bank

We hereby submit the results of the e-voting at the 25 th AGM of the Bank held on 12 th July, 2019, as well as the results of the remote e-voting conducted for all resolutions as specified in the Notice of the 25 th AGM dated 7 th June, 2019.

 

Date of the 25 th AGM

   12 th  July, 2019  
Total no. of shareholders as on the record date      668641  

No. of shareholders present in the meeting either in person or through proxy

a) Promoters and Promoter Group

     3  
b) Public      345  
No. of shareholders who attended the meeting through video conferencing:   
a) Promoters and Promoter Group      NIL  
b) Public      NIL  

All the resolutions at the AGM were passed with overwhelming majority. The Report of M/s. BN & Associates, Scrutinizers, is enclosed herewith.

This is for your information and appropriate dissemination.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,

For HDFC Bank Limited

Sd/-

Santosh Haldankar

Vice President (Legal) & Company Secretary

Encl: a/a.


Combined Scrutinizer’s Report on Remote E-voting & Voting conducted at the 25th AGM of HDFC BANK Limited held on Friday July 12, 2019

To,

The Chairperson,

HDFC BANK Limited

25 th Annual General Meeting of the Equity Shareholders of HDFC BANK Limited held on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 02.30 P.M. at BIRLA MATUSHRI SABHAGAR, 19, NEW MARINE LINES MUMBAI – 400020

 

Sub:

Passing of Resolution(s) through electronic voting pursuant to section 108 of the Companies Act 2013 read with Rule 20 of the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014 as amended.

The Board of Directors of HDFC BANK Limited ( hereinafter referred to as the “ Bank ) at its meeting held on May 22, 2019 has appointed me as the Scrutinizer for the Remote E-voting process as well as to scrutinize the electronic voting conducted at the venue of the AGM pursuant to Section 108 of the Companies Act, 2013 read with Rule 20 of the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014 and in accordance with Regulation 44 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations 2015. I say, I am familiar and well versed with the concept of electronic voting system as prescribed under the said Rules.

Report on Scrutiny:

 

   

The Bank had appointed Central Depository Services (India) Ltd. (‘ CDSL’ ) as the Service provider , for the purpose of extending the facility of Remote E-Voting to the Members of the Bank.

 

   

Datamatics Business Solutions Ltd (formerly Datamatics Financial Services Ltd) are the Registrar and Share Transfer Agents (‘ RTA ’) of the Bank.

 

   

The Service Provider had provided a system for recording the votes of the Members electronically on all the items of the business (both Ordinary and Special businesses) sought to be transacted in the 25 th Annual General Meeting (‘ AGM ’) of the Bank, which was held on Friday, July 12, 2019.

 

   

The Service Provider had set up electronic voting facility on their website, www.evotingindia.com . The Bank had uploaded all the items of the business to be transacted at the AGM on the website of the Bank and also it’s Service Provider to facilitate their Members to cast their vote through Remote E-Voting.

 

   

The internal cut-off date for the dispatch of the Notice of the AGM was June 7, 2019 and as on that date, there were 643446 Members of the Bank. The service provider had sent the Notices of the AGM along with Annual Report and E-voting details by email to 514374 Members whose email Id was made available by the Depositories and for those Members, holding in physical form, who had registered their email Id with the RTA by June 7, 2019. In respect of Members, whose Email Ids were not available, the Notices were sent by courier/speed post/ registered post/ airmail from June 11, 2019 to June 15, 2019.


   

The Notices sent (both through email and physical form) contained the detailed procedure to be followed by the Members who were desirous of casting their votes electronically as provided in the Rule 20 of the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014 as amended.

 

   

The Cut-off date for the purposes of identifying the Members who will be entitled to vote on the resolutions placed for approval of the Members was Friday, July  5, 2019 .

 

   

As prescribed in the aforesaid Rules, the Remote E-Voting facility was kept open for three days from Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 10.00 A.M. to Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.

 

   

The Bank completed the dispatch of the notices to the members by June 15, 2019.

 

   

As prescribed in clause (v) of sub rule 4 of the Rule 20 of the Companies (Management and Administration) Rules, 2014, the Bank also released an advertisement, which was published more than 21 days before the date of the AGM in English in ‘Business Standard’ newspaper having country-wide circulation dated June 18, 2019 and in Marathi in ‘Navshakti’ newspaper dated June 18, 2019. The notice published in the newspaper carried the required information as specified in Sub Rule 4(v) (a) to (h) of the said Rule 20.

 

   

At the end of the voting period on July 11, 2019 at 5.00 P.M., the voting portal of the Service Provider was blocked forthwith.

 

   

At the venue of the 25 th AGM of the Bank held on July 12, 2019, the facility to vote electronically through polling pads was provided to facilitate those members present in the meeting but could not participate in the Remote E-voting to record their votes.

 

   

On July 12, 2019, after tabulating the votes conducted at the venue of the AGM electronically, the votes cast through Remote E-Voting facility was duly unblocked by me as a Scrutinizer in the presence of Ms. Navneet Bathla and Ms Rishi Jaiswal who acted as the witnesses, as prescribed in Sub Rule 4(xii) of the said Rule 20. After the voting by electronic means at the AGM was concluded, the polling pads were taken over by the service provider and the votes cast electronically was tabulated for the purpose of considering the total votes cast by the shareholders at the venue of the meeting.

 

   

Thereafter, I as a Scrutinizer duly compiled details of the Remote E-Voting carried out by the Members and the electronic voting done at the venue of the AGM, the details of which are as follows:

The results of the Remote E-voting together with that of the voting conducted at venue of the AGM by way of Electronic means are as under:

 

Details

   Remote E-
voting
     Voting through
electronic
means at AGM
     Total voting  

Number of members who cast their votes

     1801        141        1942  

Total number of Shares held by them

     1753173570        215363        1753388933  

Valid votes

    
As per details provided under each one of the
Resolution(s) mentioned hereunder
 
 

Invalid Votes

    
Various as mentioned under each of the
Resolution
 
 

Note:

1.

Percentage of votes cast in favour or against the resolutions is calculated based on the Valid Votes cast through Remote E-Voting and through electronic voting at the venue of the AGM.

2.

Break up votes cast through remote e-voting and through voting at the meeting electronically is given in a separate sheet attached.

3.

In respect of item nos. 10 and 11 which required approval of the shareholders where related party transactions were involved, the Related Parties were duly identified and were not allowed to vote in favour of the resolution or, in case they voted, the votes were treated as invalid. The voting by HDFC Investments Limited and HDFC Holdings Limited, though not related parties, but part of the promoter group of the Bank, had abstained from voting as a good governance practice.


ORDINARY BUSINESS

I) Item No. 1 of the Notice (As an Ordinary Resolution):

To receive, consider and adopt the audited financial statements (standalone) of the Bank for the year ended March 31, 2019 and the Reports of the Board of Directors and Auditors thereon.

 

Manner of voting

   Votes
in favour of the resolution
     Votes
against the resolution
     Invalid
votes
 
     Nos.      %age      Nos.      %age      Nos.  

Total votes through Remote e-voting and voting at meeting

     1721054583        99.999        113        0.001        32334237  

Item 1 of Notice stands passed with the requisite majority

II) Item No. 2 of the Notice (As an Ordinary Resolution):

To receive, consider and adopt the audited financial statements (consolidated) of the Bank for the year ended March 31, 2019 and the Reports of the Auditors thereon.

 

Manner of voting

   Votes
in favour of the resolution
     Votes
against the resolution
     Invalid
votes
 
     Nos.      %age      Nos.      %age      Nos.  

Total votes through Remote e-voting and voting at meeting

     1721054582        99.999        113        0.001        32334238  


Item 2 of Notice stands passed with the requisite majority

III) Item No. 3 of the Notice (As an Ordinary Resolution):

Declaration of dividend on equity shares

 

Manner of voting

   Votes
in favour of the resolution
     Votes
against the resolution
     Invalid
votes
 
     Nos.      %age      Nos.      %age      Nos.  

Total votes through Remote e-voting and voting at meeting

     1750211496        99.999        131        0.001        3177306  

Item 3 of Notice stands passed with the requisite majority

IV) Item No. 4 of the Notice (As an Ordinary Resolution):

To appoint a director in place of Mr. Srikanth Nadhamuni (DIN 02551389) who retires by rotation and, being eligible, offers himself for re-appointment.

 

Manner of voting

   Votes
in favour of the resolution
     Votes
against the resolution
     Invalid
votes
 
     Nos.      %age      Nos.      %age      Nos.  

Total votes through Remote e-voting and voting at meeting

     1721105443        99.796        3512199        0.204        28771291  

Item 4 of Notice stands passed with the requisite majority

V) Item No. 5 of the Notice (As an Ordinary Resolution):

To appoint MSKA & Associates, Chartered Accountants as Statutory Auditors

 

Manner of voting

   Votes
in favour of the resolution
     Votes
against the resolution
     Invalid
votes
 
     Nos.      %age      Nos.      %age      Nos.  

Total votes through Remote e-voting and voting at meeting

     1749810244        99.977        401361        0.023        3177328  


Item 5 of Notice stands passed with the requisite majority

VI) Item No. 6 of the Notice (As an Ordinary Resolution):

To ratify the additional fees / remuneration to the erstwhile Statutory Auditors, S. R. Batliboi & Co. LLP

 

Manner of voting

   Votes
in favour of the resolution
     Votes
against the resolution
     Invalid
votes
 
     Nos.      %age      Nos.      %age      Nos.  

Total votes through Remote e-voting and voting at meeting

     1743465022        99.632        6438020        0.368        3485891  

Item 6 of Notice stands passed with the requisite majority

SPECIAL BUSINESS

VII) Item No. 7 of the Notice (As an Ordinary Resolution):

To appoint Mr. Sanjiv Sachar (DIN 02013812) as an Independent Director

 

Manner of voting

   Votes
in favour of the resolution
     Votes
against the resolution
     Invalid
votes
 
     Nos.      %age      Nos.      %age      Nos.  

Total votes through Remote e-voting and voting at meeting

     1719808523        99.721        4810119        0.279        28770291  

Item 7 of Notice stands passed with the requisite majority

VIII) Item No.8 of the Notice (As an Ordinary Resolution):

To appoint Mr. Sandeep Parekh (DIN 03268043) as an Independent Director

 

Manner of voting

   Votes
in favour of the resolution
     Votes
against the resolution
     Invalid
votes
 
     Nos.      %age      Nos.      %age      Nos.  

Total votes through Remote e-voting and voting at meeting

     1723035390        99.908        1583252        0.092        28770291  


Item 8 of Notice stands passed with the requisite majority

IX) Item No. 9 of the Notice (As an Ordinary Resolution):

To appoint Mr. M. D. Ranganath (DIN 07565125) as an Independent Director

 

Manner of voting

   Votes
in favour of the resolution
     Votes
against the resolution
     Invalid
votes
 
     Nos.      %age      Nos.      %age      Nos.  

Total votes through Remote e-voting and voting at meeting

     1723033290        99.908        1585267        0.092        28770376  

Item 9 of Notice stands passed with the requisite majority

X) Item No. 10 of the Notice (As an Ordinary Resolution):

To ratify and approve the related party transactions with Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited

 

Manner of voting

   Votes
in favour of the resolution
     Votes
against the resolution
     Invalid
votes
 
     Nos.      %age      Nos.      %age      Nos.  

Total votes through Remote e-voting and voting at meeting

     1160290362        99.969        354835        0.031        592743736  

Item 10 of Notice stands passed with the requisite majority

XI) Item No. 11 of the Notice (As an Ordinary Resolution):

To ratify and approve the related party transactions with HDB Financial Services Limited

 

Manner of voting

   Votes
in favour of the resolution
     Votes
against the resolution
     Invalid
votes
 
     Nos.      %age      Nos.      %age      Nos.  

Total votes through Remote e-voting and voting at meeting

     1160289752        99.970        349425        0.030        592749756  

Item 11 of Notice stands passed with the requisite majority

XII) Item No.12 of the Notice (As a Special Resolution):

To Issue Unsecured Perpetual Debt Instruments (part of Additional Tier I capital), Tier II Capital Bonds and Long Term Bonds (financing of infrastructure and affordable housing) on a private placement basis

 

Manner of voting

   Votes
in favour of the resolution
     Votes
against the resolution
     Invalid
votes
 
     Nos.      %age      Nos.      %age      Nos.  

Total votes through Remote e-voting and voting at meeting

     1750310262        99.982        309156        0.018        2769515  


Item12 of Notice stands passed with the requisite majority

XIII) Item No. 13 of the Notice (As an Ordinary Resolution):

To consider the sub-division of one Equity Share of face value of ` 2/- each into two Equity Shares of face value of ` 1/- each.

 

Manner of voting

   Votes
in favour of the resolution
     Votes
against the resolution
     Invalid
votes
 
     Nos.      %age      Nos.      %age      Nos.  

Total votes through Remote e-voting and voting at meeting

     1750211171        99.999        436        0.001        3177326  

Item 13 of Notice stands passed with the requisite majority

XIV) Item No. 14 of the Notice (As an Ordinary Resolution):

To consider alteration of the Capital Clause of Memorandum of Association

 

Manner of voting

   Votes
in favour of the resolution
     Votes
against the resolution
     Invalid
votes
 
     Nos.      %age      Nos.      %age      Nos.  

Total votes through Remote e-voting and voting at meeting

     1749375372        99.999        373        0.001        4013188  

Item 14 of Notice stands passed with the requisite majority

All the Resolutions mentioned in the AGM Notice dated June 7, 2019 as per the details above and as per the break up provided in the annexure attached stands passed under Remote E-voting and voting conducted at AGM Electronically with the requisite majority and hence deemed to be passed as on the date of the AGM.

A Compact Disc (CD) containing a list of equity shareholders who voted “FOR”, “AGAINST” and those whose votes were declared invalid/abstained/voted for lesser shares, for each resolution is enclosed.

I hereby confirm that I am maintaining the Registers received from the Service Provider both electronically in respect of the votes cast through Remote E-Voting and voting conduct at AGM by way of electronic means by the Members of the Bank. All other relevant records relating to remote e-voting and Electronic voting is under my safe custody and will be handed over to the Company Secretary for safe keeping, after the Chairperson signs the Minutes.


Thanking you,

Yours Faithfully

For B.N. & Associates

COMPANY SECRETARIES

 

Sd/-      
CS B Narasimhan    Place: Mumbai   
(Proprietor)    Date: July 12, 2019   
(FCS no 1303 COP no 10440)      

The following were the witnesses to the unblocking the votes cast through remote e-voting.

 

1.  Sd/-    2.  Sd/-   
Ms. Navneet Bathla    Ms. Rishi Jaiswal   

I have received the report:

 

Signature Sd/-     
Bhagyesh Thakkar    Place: Mumbai  
Vice President (Legal & Secretarial)    Date: July 12, 2019