ArmInfo. Ameriabank has used 30 mln USD attracted from EBRD in December 2015 to refill its capital, Financial Director of Ameriabank Gevorg Tarumyan told ArmInfo's correspondent today.
According to him refill of the capital allowed the bank significantly increasing the opportunities of lending and raising the level of the capital adequacy to 15% by 2016. With EBRD entering its capital, with 20% share Ameriabank became the leader by total and statutory capitals, retaining leadership in such key financial parameters as assets, lending, liabilities, including call liabilities and time deposits. The cooperation between the bank and the EBRD commenced on September 30, 2010 and since then the EBRD provided finances assisting trade (through TFP fund), SME and energy efficiency projects.
According to the Ranking of Armenian Banks prepared by ArmInfo, the level of capital adequacy of Ameriabank reached 18.7% by April 1 2016 (required min is 12%) and the bank is in the top 10 by this indicator. Ameriabank retains leadership in terms of credit exposures-317 bln AMD (659.2 mln USD) with 12.4% growth in 2015. The bank also holds leadership in terms of corporate loan portfolio ensuring an amount of 272.3 bln AMD ($566.4 mln) exceeding the indicator of 2015 by 13.2%. Besides, Ameriabank retains leadership in the banking market of Armenia by amounts of assets and liabilities both time deposits and call liabilities. As of December 2015 in the framework of partnership with international authoritative structures Ameriabank attracted financial funds amounted to 345 mln USD in total.
To note, EBRD financed 14 programs amounted to 140 mln USD in 2015, which is a record sum for 24 years of its operation in Armenia. Since the start of its operation in Armenia in 1992, the EBRD has invested over 1.13 billion USD in 148 projects in the country's financial, corporate, infrastructure and energy sectors, with 88% of these investments being in the private sector.
To recall, Ameriabank provides full- fledged solutions in corporate, retail and investment banking. Having multiple excellency awards by Euromoney (2014, 2012, 2011), Global Finance (2015, 2012, 201 3), The Banker/FT (2015, 2013, 2010), Ameriabank is committed to invest in cutting-edge technologies and unparalleled customer service.