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NBU decides to liquidate Active-Bank, Terra Bank

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NBU decides to liquidate Active-Bank, Terra Bank

The National Bank of Ukraine on December 23, 2014, issued a resolution to revoke banking licenses from Active-Bank and Terra Bank, and their subsequent liquidation.

In keeping with this decision, the Individuals' Deposit Guarantee Fund on December 24 launched liquidation procedures for the two banks and appointed Oleksandr Shevchenko as liquidator of Active-Bank, and Yuriy Irklyenko as liquidator of Terra Bank for 12 months, the Fund said.

Temporary administration at Active-Bank, which was originally introduced for three months, was prolonged for another month, until December 30, 2014.

Active-Bank was founded in 2002. The bank's largest stockholder as of July 1, 2014, was Active Finance Group LLC with 97.099%. As previously reported, Oksana Markarova holds a 17% stake in Active Finance Group LLC, Daniil Volynets holds 27% of the bank's shares, and a 9.5% stake belongs to Titanium-Invest investment fund, of which Markarova and Volynets own 100%.

The bank earlier said that investors from the Untied Kingdom, Israel and Russia joined Active-Bank in May 2014. This group of investors works via the Central Markets investment fund in 30 European financial markets. Active-Bank ranked 52nd among the 166 banks operating in the country as of October 1, 2014, in terms of total assets (UAH 1.998 billion), according to the National Bank of Ukraine.

The Individuals' Deposit Guarantee Fund on December 22, 2014, transferred part of Terra Bank’s assets and liabilities to a transition bank, Crystalbank.

Temporary administration at Terra Bank was introduced on August 22, 2014.

Terra Bank was founded in 1996. PrJSC Ukrainian Strategic Group as of July 1, 2014, owned 99.6387% of Terra Bank's charter capital.

The bank's ultimate beneficiary is Serhiy Klymenko, who is affiliated with a group incorporating around 50 enterprises from different industries.

Terra Bank ranked 48th among the 166 banks operating in the country as of October 1, 2014, in terms of total assets (UAH 2.906 billion), according to the National Bank of Ukraine.

Source: RBC-Ukraine
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