Alfa-Bank can’t decide Bank Severnaya Kazna’s future

17 February 2010 (09:17)

Alfa-Bank’s top executives still cannot decide what to do with their new asset, Bank Severnaya Kazna, Alfa-Bank’s COO Valeriy Novikov announced in the course of an online conference held by the two banks. The conference was broadcast via Alfa-Bank’s official website.

‘We have to options to choose between: liquidation or a merger. The final decision will be taken by April 1, 2010, this is the deadline stated in the bank’s financial recovery schedule,’ Novikov explained when asked by a reporter.

Yekaterinburg-based Bank Severnaya Kazna found itself on the brink of bankruptcy late in 2008 and had to undergo a financial recovery procedure. The procedure was carried out by Alfa-Bank and Deposit Insurance Agency.

The new owner decided that Bank Severnaya Kazna should close down, so the bank’s business activity is gradually diminishing at the moment.

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