Bank of Georgia
Bank of Georgia Receives A US$35 Million Subordinated Loan
JSC Bank of Georgia (LSE: BGEO, GSE: GEB) the leading Georgian universal bank,
announced today that it has placed a US$35 million 10-year subordinated loan.
Merrill Lynch structured the facility. Bank of Georgia has an option to prepay
the facility after the fifth anniversary of the disbursement date with
permission of the National Bank of Georgia.
'We continue to build our capital base to maintain our conservative capital
adequacy standards. I would like to congratulate our funding team on
successfully completing this transaction in the current market environment,'
commented Lado Gurgenidze, Chairman of the Supervisory Board.
About Bank of Georgia
Bank of Georgia, a leading universal Georgian bank with operations in Georgia
and Ukraine, is the largest bank by assets, loans, deposits and equity in
Georgia, with 32% market share by total assets (all data according to the NBG as
of 30 June 2007). The major component of the Galt & Taggart Index, the bank has
105 branches and over 530,000 retail and more than 55,000 corporate current
accounts. The bank offers a full range of retail banking and corporate and
investment banking services to its customers across Georgia. The bank also
provides a wide range of corporate and retail insurance products through its
wholly-owned subsidiary, Aldagi BCI, as well as asset & wealth management
Bank of Georgia has, as of the date hereof, the following credit ratings:
Standard & Poor's 'B+/B' Stable
Moody's 'B3/NP' (FC) & 'Ba1/P-3' (LC) Stable
Fitch Ratings 'B+/B' Stable
For further information, please visit www.bog.ge/ir or contact:
Lado Gurgenidze Irakli Gilauri Macca Ekizashvili Thea Jokhadze
Chairman of the Supervisory Chief Executive Head of Investor Head of Debt Capital
Board Officer Relations Markets
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