Recently declared as a megacity, Bangalore or Bengaluru is the capital city of the Indian state of Karnataka. With a population crossing ten million, Bangalore is now considered to be the third populous among all the cities in India. It is located on the Deccan Plateau in the peninsular region of southern India. Although a highly cross-cultural crowd dwells in this city, the natives of Bangalore are called Kannadigas and they speak in Kannada. Bangalore is a major fast-growing metropolis in India. The city is also commonly referred to as the "Silicon Valley of India" or the "IT capital of India" as it has been the center of the IT boom in India. Many Indian technological organizations such as ISRO, HAL, Infosys, etc. are all headquartered in the city. This demographically diverse city has supported many flourishing start-up companies as well. The welcoming weather of Bangalore is indeed a relief to the hard-working people of the city; however, the traffic situation in the city is quite notorious. Bangalore has also become a seat of education, with pristine academic institutions such as The IISc or the Indian Institute of Science, the IIMB or the Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore), the National Law School of India and many more prestigious academies being based in the city.
ICICI Bank is an Indian multinational and financial services company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, with its registered office in Vadodara. In 2017, it became the third largest bank in India concerning assets and fourth regarding market capitalization. It offers many products and financial services for corporate and retail customers through investment banking, life insurance, non-life insurance, venture capital and asset management. The bank had a vast network of 4,850 branches and 14,404 ATMs in India having a presence in 17 countries as of 2017. In 1998, ICICIs shareholding in ICICI Bank was reduced to 46 percent, through a public offering of shares in India , followed by an equity offering in the form of American Depositary Receipts on the NYSE in 2000. ICICI Bank acquired the Bank of Madura Limited in an all-stock deal in 2001, Sangli Bank in 2007 and Bank of Rajasthan in 2010. In 2000, ICICI Bank became the first Indian bank to list on the New York Stock Exchange with its five million American depositary shares. In October 2001, the merger of ICICI and two of its wholly-owned retail finance subsidiaries was permitted by the Boards of Directors of ICICI and ICICI Bank, ICICI Personal Financial Services Limited and ICICI Capital Services Limited, with ICICI Bank.