Fitch affirms Belgazprombank at ‘B’, Outlook Stable

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Fitch Ratings affirmed Belgazprombank’s Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at 'B' with Stable Outlook.

Fitch affirms Belgazprombank at ‘B’, Outlook Stable

The affirmation of the IDR reflects Fitch's view of potential support Belgazprombank could receive, if required, from its shareholders (PJSC “GAZPROM” and Bank GPB (JSC)) due to the strategic importance of the Belarusian market and close political and economic ties between the two countries.  

Further increase of Belgazprombank’s Long-Term IDR is capped by Country Ceiling.  

The bank’s ‘b’ Viability Rating, which has also been affirmed, reflects Belgazprombank's reasonably stable and profitable financial performance indicators under current circumstances, traditional loan-quality, as well as its solid headroom of core capital. 

The rating actions in relation to Belgazprombank are as follows:

  • Long-term IDR affirmed at 'B', Outlook Stable; 
  • Short-term IDR affirmed at 'B';
  • Support Rating affirmed at '4';
  • Viability Rating affirmed at 'b'. 
For more details, please visit Fitch Ratings page

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Fitch Ratings has affirmed Belgazprombank's “B” Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) with Negative Outlook removing the bank’s ratings from Rating Watch Negative.

On 8 December 2020 the Board of Directors of Belgazprombank unanimously adopted a decision to introduce changes to the Management Board of the bank (the decision executed by the Minutes No. 4 as of 8 December 2020).

On 31 August, Belgazprombank finalized its IFRS financial statements (unaudited) for a 6-month period ended 30 June 2020.

Fitch Ratings has kept Belgazprombank’s ratings unchanged placing them on watch. The action follows the decision of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus to introduce on 15 June 2020 (for a maximum six months) the temporary administration at Belgazprombank and suspension of powers of the management board of Belgazprombank for the period of the temporary administration.

The General Shareholders Meeting of Belgazprombank was held on 27 March 2020 and approved the bank’s 2019 performance results. The difficult epidemiological situation in the world caused by the coronavirus pandemic has made its adjustments. The meeting was held using a video conference system.

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