Standard Chartered said today it had raised £3.3 billion through a rights issue of new stock. 

The Asia-focused lender launched the issue last month to bolster its balance sheet.

The offer was supported by some of its biggest shareholders, including Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings, today's statement added. 

The bank said it had received acceptances for around 96.79% of the new shares offered.

"We will continue to focus on executing our strategy and restore our bank to sustainable, profitable growth, and deliver good returns for our shareholders," Group CEO Bill Winters said in the statement.