EBRD statement on TBC Bank Group Georgia

By Loretta  Martikian


The EBRD notes the recent board changes at TBC Bank Group PLC. The bank is a solid financial institution led by a strong management and an independent board of directors.

We welcome the decision by the chairman and the deputy chairman of the bank to step down from the board at this time to focus on allegations made against them in a legal dispute.

We also welcome the strengthening of the board with the addition of independent directors with extensive executive level experience in financial institutions.

We expect a fair and transparent due process and a prompt resolution of the case with no adverse impact on the operations of the bank.

Meanwhile, the EBRD as a longstanding partner, shareholder and lender of TBC Bank will continue to work with and support TBC Bank Group PLC.