Canara Bank opens 35 branches; takes total number to 3,212

Bangalore, Feb 21 (PTI) State-owned lender Canara Banktoday opened 35 branches across the country, taking the totalnumber of branches to 3,212.

Apart from this branch network, the bank also has 2,150ATMs to serve a clientele base exceeding 38 million atpresent, Canara Bank said in a statement.

These 35 branches have come up in 14 states.

Of these 35 branches, 31 branches are in rural andsemi-urban locations, it added.

At the beginning of the current financial year, the Bankhad drawn up a plan to roll out 200 branches by March 2011.

So far, the bank has opened 170 branches, includingopening up of 100 branches on its Founder''s Day on November19, 2010.

As in December, 2010, the bank''s total business hascrossed Rs 4.5 lakh crore and it posted a net profit exceedingRs 1,000 crore each for the three consecutive quarters duringFY11.

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