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THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND THE EBRD DISCUSS THE PROVISION OF A LOAN TO OSCHADBANK

The Ministry of Finance and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have discussed the possibility of providing a subordinated loan to Oschadbank with option to convert the loan into equity shares.
This was reported in a press release of the Ministry of Finance on Wednesday following the meeting of Finance Minister Serhiy Marchenko and Deputy Minister Oleksandr Kava with EBRD Managing Director, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus (EEC) Matteo Patrone.
“During the meeting, the issue of providing Oschadbank with EBRD long-term financing in the form of a subordinated loan with option to convert the loan into equity shares was raised. The parties continue to work actively to implement the sale of a stake in Oschadbank. The key issues remain the completion of the preparation procedures and the accession of Oschadbank to the households deposit guarantee system,” the ministry said.
The parties also discussed potential joint projects with the EBRD for 2022, namely the reconstruction of the Lower Dniester irrigation system.
Earlier, the Ministry of Agricultural Policy and Food announced the readiness of the EBRD to invest EUR 90 million for the reconstruction of the main water pumping station of the Lower Dniester irrigation system (Odesa region).
As reported, in March 2021, Ukrgasbank received a loan of EUR 30 million from IFC with option to convert the loan into equity shares. The next step for the privatization of the bank is to find a financial adviser for the bank.

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OSCHADBANK SELLS NON-SPECIALIZED ASSETS FOR UAH 674 MILLION IN 2021

State-controlled Oschadbank (Kyiv) in 2021 sold property that is not used in banking activities with a book cost of UAH 517 million for UAH 674 million, member of the bank’s board Arsen Miliutin said.
“In 2021, we planned to sell property with a book value of UAH 670 million, sold by the beginning of November, in terms of book value, for UAH 517 million. But the real selling price is UAH 674 million,” he said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.
The banker added that one of the main reasons for not fulfilling the plan was the rather lengthy, ongoing negotiations with Kyiv on the sale of the bank’s land plots in Mykilska Slobidka.

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OSCHADBANK LISTS FOR SALE THE RIGHT OF CLAIM UNDER LOAN AGREEMENT WITH BORROWER LLC UKRKAVA

Oschadbank sales at online auction OpenMarket the right of claim under the loan agreement, as well as the right under the security agreements (mortgage, collateral, pledge) with the borrower LLC Ukrkava.

The estimated opening lot price is UAH 229,753,161.

The agreements are secured by:

  • complex of buildings and structures with the total area of 7,741.6 sq. m, industrial equipment in the number of 214 pcs, property rights. Location: 14a Promyslova Street, Chornomorsk, Odesa District, Odesa Region;
  • industrial warehouse premises and structures with the total area of 4,592.3 sq. m, equipment, land plot with the total area of 1,2666 ha. Location: 12d Bazova Street, Odesa Avanhard, Odesa District, Odesa Region;
  • individual’s pledge.

The lot will be sold at the classic English auction through electronic trade based on the establishment of opening price as minimum for further trading over the course of which it increases, and the asset sale price includes the maximum bid offered by one of the participants.

Auction will take place on November 12.

Initial fee for participation is UAH 11,487,658

Find out more details about the lots on web-sites of SETAM and Oschadbank

https://setam.net.ua/auction/496163

https://old.oschadbank.ua/ua/node/1854

STATE-RUN OSCHADBANK ISSUES THOUSAND MORTGAGE LOANS FOR UAH 710 MLN OVER SIX MONTHS

The State Oschadbank (Kyiv) has issued a thousand mortgage loans in the amount of UAH 710 million since the beginning of 2021, which is three times more than in the corresponding period last year, the bank’s press service said on Tuesday.
According to the report, in June, 250 loans were issued in the amount of UAH 191 million.
It is indicated that under the “Affordable Mortgage 7%” program the bank has issued 90 loans in the amount of UAH 82 million since the beginning of the year.
According to the statistics of the National Bank, as of March 1, 2021, in terms of total assets, Oschadbank ranked second in the rating (UAH 279.702 billion) among 73 banks operating in the country.

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STATE-OWNED OSCHADBANK PREPARING FOR DUE DILIGENCE IN PRE-PRIVATIZATION DEAL

The state-owned Oschadbank (Kyiv) is preparing for a due diligence by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to prepare for a pre-privatization deal, Oschadbank CEO Serhiy Naumov has said.
“The bank is actively negotiating and preparing a pre-privatization deal with the EBRD. Currently, we are completing negotiations on signing a mandate letter and preparing for due diligence,” he told Interfax-Ukraine on Tuesday.
According to Naumov, the bank expects that a bill that was registered in the parliament, aimed at joining Oschadbank to the Deposit Guarantee Fund, will be passed soon. The document will ensure the fulfillment of one of the important conditions for continuing successful cooperation with the EBRD.
As reported, the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine in February 2018, as part of an updated strategy for reforming the public banking sector, planned to gradually include Oschadbank into the Deposit Guarantee Fund system. According to the memorandum with the IMF, concluded in December of the same year, the full state guarantee of deposits of individuals in Oschadbank was supposed to be canceled by the end of 2019. This step will open the way for the EBRD to enter the capital of Oschadbank.
Oschadbank was founded in 1991. Its sole owner is the state. According to the statistics of the National Bank, as of March 1, 2021, Oschadbank ranked second in terms of total assets (UAH 279.702 billion) among 73 banks operating in the country.

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VOLUME OF LOANS ISSUED BY OSCHADBANK 2.6 TIMES UP

State-controlled Oschadbank (Kyiv) issued loans for a total of UAH 2.6 billion in January-May 2021, which is 2.6 times more than in the same period in 2020 (UAH 1.1 billion), the press service of the bank said.
According to the report, over the five months of 2021, the loan portfolio issued by the bank to micro, small and medium-sized businesses increased by UAH 1.2 billion, or 20.7%, to UAH 7 billion.
As noted by the press service, the growth of the portfolio is due, inter alia, to the active participation of Oschadbank in various programs to support entrepreneurship, in particular in the Affordable Loans 5-7-9% state program.
In addition, the number of partnership programs of Oschadbank with manufacturers of equipment and plant protection products has reached 230, the report says.
Oschadbank was founded in 1991. Its sole owner is the state.
According to the statistics of the National Bank, as of March 1, 2021, in terms of total assets (UAH 279.702 billion) Oschadbank ranked second among 73 banks operating in the country.

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