SKB Bank Subordinated Loan



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Financial institutions

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Approval date:

09 Oct 2007



PSD disclosed:

21 Sep 2007

Project Description

The proposed project envisages providing upper Tier II capital in the form of a subordinated loan. The operation will support the Company’s growth and enable the Company to pursue its strategy of business expansion in the Urals and enhance its competitive position in the retail and SME markets.

Transition Impact

  • The project will enhance the ability of a strong regional bank to compete and promote competition in the Russian banking sector by extending access to capital beyond the state-owned banks and large Moscow-banks.
  • By channelling additional capital into the banking system, the project will increase financial intermediation in the banking sector.

The Client

SKB is one of the leading regional financial institutions in the Urals region, offering a wide range of banking services to medium-size and small companies as well as individuals through a network of 62 outlets in the Urals region.

EBRD Finance

A ten-year subordinated loan of RUB 600 million (equivalent of EUR 17 million), to be included under the Subordinated Loan Framework for Russian Mid-sized Banks.

Project Cost

RUB 600 million (equivalent of EUR 17 million).

Environmental Impact

SKB will be required to comply with EBRD’s Environmental Procedures for Intermediated Financing through Local Banks and to apply these procedures to the whole range of its commercial lending operations. This includes adherence to the FI Environmental Exclusion and Referral List, compliance with the applicable national environmental, health and safety and labour legislation, appointment of a member of senior management with overall responsibility for the implementation of environmental procedures, and submission of annual environmental reports to EBRD.

Technical Cooperation


Company Contact

Mr. Mikhail Khodorovsky, Chairman of the Board of Directors
telephone: +7 343 355-75-01
fax: +7 343 261-60-10


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