B&N Bank Board of Directors elects Mikail Shishkhanov Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mikail Shishkhanov will head up B&N Bank’s Board of Directors and with the support of the Central Bank of Russia will conduct the financial rehabilitation of B&N Bank and Rost Bank.
“We are currently in active negotiations with the Central Bank of Russia. Our objective is, with the support of the Central Bank of Russia through the Banking Sector Consolidation Fund, to conduct the effective financial rehabilitation of B&N Bank and Rost Bank. This is the optimal option which fully guarantees the interests of all B&N Bank clients, including all depositors. The problems of the distressed Rost Bank and of MDM Bank proved to be much more serious than expected in the context of a falling market and the existing economic environment. I fully agree with the position of the Central Bank of Russia, one of whose most important tasks is to support the stability of the Russian financial market.
“I am profoundly grateful to Mikhail Gutseriev, who at my request agreed in March of this year to become Chairman of the Board of Directors of B&N Bank. The package of measures undertaken by Mikhail Gutseriev in a short timeframe was targeted at preserving B&N Bank’s leading position in the Russian banking sector, stabilising its work and, first and foremost, protecting depositors’ interests. However, the entry into force of the law on consolidation of the banking sector governed the Central Bank’s decision to use other mechanisms for the rehabilitation of the bank. In this connection, I have decided to head up B&N Bank’s Board of Directors. I am sure that the joint actions of the regulator and B&N Bank’s management team will enable us to do everything necessary to protect the interests of all clients,” B&N Bank shareholder Mikail Shishkhanov commented.