Banks with Russian state capital reduce their presence in the Ukrainian market and the national Bank of Ukraine controls that was civilized. In an interview with UKRINFORM told the head of the NBU Valeria Gontareva.
According to her, the national Bank closely monitors the situation in Russian banks on the territory of Ukraine.
“The national Bank of Ukraine supports the civilized exit from the Ukrainian market of banks with Russian state capital, including by sale. As, for example, plans to make “Sberbank”. The General trend is for banks with Russian state capital reduce its presence on the Ukrainian market. During my term, their share has decreased from 15 to 8 percent. At the same time, we are closely monitoring the situation in these banks, there are still, in 2014, the curators,” – said Gontareva.
As reported, on Monday, Sberbank announced the sale of 100% shares of the Ukrainian subsidiary Bank to a consortium of investors, which will include the Latvian Norvik Banka (owned by businessman Grigory Guselnikov) and Belarusian private company, the relevant legally binding agreement has been signed. Later Norvik Banka announced that the main buyer of the Ukrainian subsidiary Bank Sberbank will be the son of the owner of the oil company “RussNeft” Mikhail Gutseriev said. Sberbank has announced that the deal will be closed in the first half of 2016.
While Sberbank in Ukraine will be known after the completion of the sales process – apparently, it will carry the name of Norvik Banka.
The newspaper “Kommersant” with reference to sources reported on Wednesday that the amount of the transaction could reach $ 130 million on October 1, 2016, the Ukrainian capital of “Sberbank” was equal to about $ 140 million.
Thus , the 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.