Bank Vozrozhdenie takes subordinated loan

8 August 2012

Bank Vozrozhdenie took 8-year subordinated loan, the first tranche totaled Rub 1 bln. Loan was granted on market terms with the interest rate of 9.25%. Attracted funds will be included into Tier-2 capital in accordance with the instructions of the Bank of Russia and Basel standards.

“Subordinated loan is an important step for the bank’s development, especially considering the instability of the global financial markets. In the recent years we did not apply to external financing, and capital growth was provided solely by profit generation. Now, in the environment of healthy loan demand and rapid development of retail business we decided to support our capital base, — commented Andrey Shalimov, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, — Attraction of subordinated funds will give us an opportunity to ensure loan portfolio growth rates within the announced guidance of 15-20% annually and support capital ratios on comfortable levels, exceeding regulatory requirements”.

Bank Vozrozhdenie obtained the first tranche of subordination in July, the remainder is planned to be granted by the end of the year. Strengthening the capital base will afford the bank to support business expansion and reinforce positions on its key markets: in lending to small and medium enterprises and mortgages.

Bank Vozrozhdenie will publish its H1 2012 IFRS results and hold a conference call for investors on August 22
Bank Vozrozhdenie net income in H1 2012 grew 69% YoY to RUB 1.2 billion