"We may relocate but closure or reduction of branches will not happen," said Karnam Sekar, Managing Director and CEO, Dena Bank.
"Branch reduction may not be there because we have done a detailed exercise geography wise and we have already completed 4-5 geographies; maybe one or two excess branches we may relocate but closure or reduction number of branches will not be there," he told CNBC-TV18.
Talking about merger, he said, "Once the amalgamation was announced all the three banks (Dena Bank, Vijaya Bank and Bank of Baroda), of course Vijaya Bank does not have much exposure to corporate, but all 3 of us sat together and we have done harmonisation of provisions."
"Classification wise there is no issue but there were some differences in provisioning. We have adjusted those provisioning difference in December' 18 quarter. So percentage provision for all the common assets is at the same level now, so that disparity will not be there going forward," he added.