ABLV Bank, AS, issued subordinated bonds

Riga, Latvia, October 23, 2013, 09:45 / Investments

On 23 October this year, ABLV Bank, AS, issued new subordinated bonds, the total amount of which equalled USD 15 000 000 at face value. The bonds were purchased by 26 customers of the bank. The issue was performed under the Third Bond Offer Programme, and the bonds are planned to be admitted to the regulated market – NASDAQ OMX Riga list of debt securities – on 25 October.

Coupon bond issue of USD 15 000 000 for the sake of raising subordinated capital

(issue name: ABLV SUB USD 231023; ISIN code: LV0000801223)

The issue size is USD 15 000 000. The number of bonds is 150 000. The face value of one bond is USD 100. Initial placement price: 100% of the face value. The issue date is 23 October 2013, and the maturity date is 23 October 2023.

Annual interest rate of subordinated bonds:

  • from 23 October 2013 till 22 October 2019 – fixed coupon rate of 4.25% with coupon payment twice a year;
  • from 23 October 2019 till 22 October 2023 – fixed coupon rate of 6.25% with coupon payment twice a year.

The bank may redeem the bonds before maturity starting from 23 October 2018.

As we informed earlier, the bank initiated gradual replacement of long-term deposits with bonds at the end of 2011. Since then, we have already performed 18 public bond issues. Currently, 16 bond issues are included in the NASDAQ OMX Riga list of debt securities. The investors own ABLV Bank, AS, bonds worth EUR 380 million in total.

ABLV Bank, AS, is the largest independent private bank in Latvia. The bank’s majority shareholders — Oļegs Fiļs, Ernests Bernis and Nika Berne – directly and indirectly hold 86% of the bank's share capital. ABLV Group includes ABLV Bank, AS; ABLV Bank Luxembourg, S.A.; ABLV Capital Markets, IBAS; ABLV Asset Management, IPAS; Pillar Holding Company, KS; ABLV Consulting Services, AS; ABLV Corporate Services, SIA; New Hanza City, SIA, and other companies. ABLV Group has representative offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Vladivostok, Kiev, Odessa, Minsk, Almaty, Dushanbe, Baku, and Tashkent.

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