The sale of “daughter” of Sberbank in Ukraine have not agreed with the NBU

The national Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has not yet received official notification from the prospective investors on purchase of Ukrainian “daughter” of Sberbank.

The national Bank also has not received the relevant documents for the acquisition of substantial participation.

“The decision on the consent to acquisition of significant participation in the Bank’s equity, received from any investor, taken in the framework common to all current regulations and legislation”, – noted in the NBU.

In this case the NBU reminds that supports civilized way of the banks with Russian state capital from the Ukrainian market, including by sale.

We will remind, on March 27, it became known that a consortium of investors consisting of Norvik banka’s Latvian and Belarusian private company acquires 100% of shares of Ukrainian “daughter” of Sberbank. The main buyer of the Ukrainian subsidiary Bank Sberbank of Russia will perform the son of the owner of the oil company RussNeft Mikhail Gutseriev said.

March 16 President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko enacted NSDC decision on sanctions against the banks with Russian capital. The sanctions take effect today, March 23.

Under the sanctions were Sberbank, Ukreximbank, VTB Bank and BM VS Bank. The sanctions imply a ban on any operations in favor of the parent banks, including interbank loans, deposits, purchase of securities, prohibition of dividend payments and other operations.

As you know, on March 12 in different regions of Ukraine activists filled in the ATMs of “Sberbank” foam, and March 14 in Kiev, walled up one of the branches of the Bank. Later Deputy head of the NBU Ekaterina Rozhkova has addressed to law enforcement bodies with the request to ensure the uninterrupted operation of Bank branches. Today, March 28, the activists agreed to unlock the office in the center of Kiev.

“Daughter” of the Russian savings Bank is the sixth largest Bank by assets in Ukraine.