ArmInfo.The first issue of USD bank ACBA-Credit Agricole bonds in the amount of $ 5 million was listed on the stock exchange NasdaqOMX Armenia and is included in the main list Abond. As the press service of the exchange told ArmInfo, this issue of ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank is allowed to enter into targeted trading and repo deals. The bonds of this issue (ISIN - AMACBAB21ER0) will be quoted under the exchange code ACBAB1.
According to the source, the treatment of the bond issue period is set to 30 months (2.5 years), coupon rate - 5.5%, the frequency of coupon payments every six months. Within this tranche 50 thousand registered coupon bonds were issued, with a nominal value of $ 100. The start of the initial public offering of the first issue of dollar bonds of ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank was held on August 18 with an early termination on October 5. As Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Bank for Financial Bloc Styopa Zakinyan stated earlier: "This is the first issue of the Bank's bonds, but the issue of bonds will continue in the future. Thus, we want to contribute to the development of the Armenian capital market. For our clients, bonds will become an alternative instrument of investments and savings, and the bank intends to use the funds raised from the placement to finance the real sector of the economy of Armenia." According to the RA law on guaranteeing deposits of individuals, the funds raised from registered coupon bonds are considered guaranteed bank deposits and guaranteed by the Deposit Guarantee Fund of Armenia.
In total, 24 dollar bonds of 11 issuers are quoted at the Nasdaq OMX Armenia as of October 24, 2017, out of which 20 issues were issued by 8 banks: Araratbank (5), Ameriabank (4), Armswissbank (4), Anelik Bank (3), one dollar tranche from Armbusinessbank, Converse Bank, Unibank and ACBA-Credit Agricole.
"ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank" CJSC has been operating in Armenia since 1995. Since September 2006, the largest European banking group Credit Agricole SA has been the majority shareholder of the bank. with a 15.56% interest in the capital, after which SJSC "Sacam International" (a member of the Credit Agricole SA group) has a 12.44% interest in participation, along with which there are 10 regional Unions of Peasant Mutual Assistance ).