ArmInfo. Armswissbank has successfully placed a tranche of Eurobonds in the amount of 5 million euros. According to the press service of the bank, this tranche was issued on June 1 and, as envisaged, the initial offering ended on July 1.
According to the source, as part of this tranche, 50 thousand registered coupon non-documentary bonds with a nominal value of 100 euros each were issued. The yield on the coupon is 3.5% per annum, with a periodicity of coupon payments every six months. The maturity period of the bonds of this issue (AMSWISB2EER8) is 5 years.
It is noteworthy that in parallel with this issue, the bank placed one tranche of dollar bonds in the amount of 10 million and one tranche of AMD bonds in the amount of 10 billion. In particular, on June 1 the entire tranche of dram bonds was successfully placed on the AMX Armenian Stock Exchange, and on June 3 - earlier than provided deadline - the placement of an open subscription tranche of dollar bonds ended.
The press service informs that currently 11 tranches of Armswissbank bonds are in circulation (including the latest three issues), of which 5 are dollar ones in the total volume of $ 41 million, 3 AMD tranches in the total volume of 18 billion drams and 3 are euro in the total amount 18 million euros. Of these tranches, only the last three issues (dram, dollar and euro) are undergoing listing, and the rest are quoted on AMX. In parallel, Armswissbank successfully repaid three tranches of dollar bonds in a total volume of $ 10 million.
According to the Financial Rating of the Banks of Armenia prepared by ArmInfo IC as of December 31, 2019, Armswissbank was in the TOP-3 in terms of funds raised from corporate bonds. As of the reporting date, this volume amounted to 32.5 billion drams or $ 67.7 million, having increased by 19.6% in 2019. Armswissbank's share reaches about 18% in the total volume of this indicator for the market,
To recall, Armswissbank CJSC was established on October 7, 2004. As of April 1, 2020, HVS Holding LLC, controlled by Vartan Sirmakes and registered in Luxembourg, holds the 85.53% stake in Armswissbank, while the remaining 12.47% is owned by FMTM Distribution Ltd, Vartan Sirmakes and Chrono Star International Participations Group Franck Muller S.a.r.l. is an indirect shareholder.