Wednesday, August 9 2017 16:55
Karina Melikyan

The Central Bank of Russia revoked the license of the commercial bank "Anelik U" has nothing to do with the activity of the Armenian Bank Anelik

The Central Bank of Russia revoked the license of the commercial bank "Anelik U" has nothing to do with the activity of the Armenian Bank Anelik

ArmInfo. Armenian Bank Anelik states that the Central Bank's opinion on August 9 this year. Licenses for the conduct of banking operations with the Russian bank CB Anelik RU is not related to the activities of the Armenian Anelik Bank and does not affect its functioning.  As explained by ArmInfo in the press service of Anelik Bank, ZAO "Anelik Bank" is working as usual.

According to the source, the Armenian CJSC "Anelik Bank" and the Russian CB "Anelik RU" are different legal entities with different composition of shareholders.

is not a subsidiary bank of the Armenian bank Anelik Bank for more than 5 years, retaining only a part of its historical name. In addition,  Anelik Bank is not related to the Anelik money transfer system, which was owned and operated by CB Anelik, according to the Bank's official statement.

To remind, Anelik Bank, operating on the market since October 1996, was the first among the Armenian banks to establish the international money transfer system "Anelik" with the same name, and had an affiliated bank "Anelik RU" in Moscow. Later, with the shareholders of Anelik Bank, it is about entering the capital of the Lebanese bank CreditBank SAL in 2009, Moscow LLC Anelik RU was deported from the Armenian CJSC Anelik Bank in December, parallel to what the owners of the payment system Anelik >.  The settlement center of the payment system was , which the Bank of Russia was not considered a significant credit institution in the payment services market. Alienation of the Moscow LLC Anelik RU was preceded by the entry into the capital of Anelik Bank in February 2009 by the Lebanese CreditBank S.A.L. (Initially 51%) with the subsequent increase in 2013 of its share from 89.95% to 100%. Later, in September 2016, with the aim of capitalizing Anelik Bank to a minimum of 30 billion drams required from 2017, an additional closed issue of 40,5111 shares was purchased by Vartan Dilanyan through the Cypriot company FISTOCO LTD. Since that moment, the share holding in the Bank's capital Anelik was as follows: FISTOCO LTD - 59.68%, while the share of the former shareholder of the Lebanese bank CreditBank S.A.L decreased from 100% to 40.32%. Indirect majority shareholders of Anelik Bank are physical persons: Tarek J. Khalefe (CreditBank S.A.L) and Vartan Dilanyan (FISTOCO LTD). Shareholders jointly formed the new Anelik Bank Council, which includes professionals of the banking market with many years of experience, and Vartan Dilanyan (owner of a large international consulting company Accenture PLC), who has 24 years of experience in the banking system of the Russian Federation and CIS countries, became chairman of the Board.

To note, now the Armenian Anelik Bank is included in the TOP-5 by the main indicators: net profit, assets, credit investments, securities portfolio, liabilities to clients borrowed from international structures.

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