BTA Bank retires US$250 million eurobond issue23.01.2009
JSC BTA Bank has retired, on schedule, its US$250 million, two-year Eurobonds.
With JP Morgan and Credit Suisse mandated as lead arrangers, the Eurobonds were issued in January 2007 as part of the Global Medium Term Notes programme and carried a coupon of 3М LIBOR+137.5 basis points.
The timely repayment confirms, once again, the bank’s adequate liquidity and financial strength.
BTA Group – is a leading banking network within the CIS.
As of Q3 2008, BTA Bank's consolidated assets were equal to KZT 3 671bn ($30,6bn), credit portfolio amounted to KZT 2 814bn ($23,5bn). As of Q3 2008, BTA Bank's consolidated net profit comprised KZT 35,2bn ($293ml).
The network of BTA’s partner banks extends to Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey. BTA’s representative offices operate in Russia, Ukraine, China and UAE.
The bank has one of the largest branch networks in Kazakhstan (22 branches and 279 service outlets) along with an extensive chain of ATMs (787) and self-service terminals (160). BTA serves near 1.3 million retail and 150,000 corporate clients.
In 2008 BTA has increased by 100 points within the year, shifting from 295 to 173 place among top world banks, ranks The Banker, one of the reputable business magazines. In 2006 and 2007, BTA was named the "Bank of the Year in the CIS", based on a poll of the Commonwealth’s leading financial experts by the influential Itogi magazine, and "Best Bank in Central Asia" according to the Euromoney. Oxford-based European Business Assembly (EBA) awarded to BTA its 2007 "Best Enterprise of Europe" in the banking sector of Eurasia.
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