MOSCOW, August 2. /Basereporter.com/. Bank “East” and Sovcombank are interested in purchasing rehabilitated by the Bank of Russia Asian Pacific Bank (ATB). On Thursday the newspaper “Kommersant” with reference to sources.
The publication stresses that the interest of the “East” to ATB to explain in connection with the close geographical location of the businesses of the two credit institutions, which operate in Siberia and the far East. In addition, after entering in the ATB of the provisional administration of the Bank “East” invited the first Deputy Chairman Vyacheslav ATB Andrushkina to his post of senior Vice President.
However, according to the newspaper’s sources, buy ATB will be difficult for both “Eastern” and Sovcombank due to lack of available funds, and Sovcombank have to complete the accession of RosEvroBank. The press service of the “East” the publication said they would not comment on the deal. In a press-service of Sovcombank declined to comment.
Deputy Chairman of the Bank of Russia Vasily Pozdyshev has informed yesterday to journalists that the Central Bank is planning in August to capitalize rehabilitated ATB in the amount of approximately 10 billion rubles, and in September to put it on the market on a competitive basis. Realize the Bank is planned before the end of 2018. The Central Bank expects to sell ATB maximum for a capital (8-9 billion) ATB, it was decided not to attach to the “Opening” and the Bank as the Bank for smaller easier to find a buyer, said Pozdyshev.
CBR in April approved the plan of measures on prevention of bankruptcy of the Asia-Pacific Bank, temporary administration imposed on the Fund management company of the consolidation of the banking sector. The CBR noted that ATB is one of the largest and socially significant regional banks of Siberia and the Far East. According to the regulator, it takes 60-th place by assets among Russian banks – the assets of ATB on April 1, 2018 amounted to 120 billion rubles.