Russia's Alfa Bank Appoints Merrill Lynch and UBS Warburg for Proposed Eurobond Issue
The Bank said that provided market conditions continued to be favourable it envisaged a Eurobond offering as soon as practicable. UBS Warburg was mandated as ratings advisor.
Alfa Bank last tapped the international bond markets in July 1997 with a US $175 million three-year issue, which was fully repaid on maturity in 2000.
Alfa Bank is the largest private bank in Russia with assets of US $2.7 billion and shareholder equity of US $278 million. The Bank reported record profits in 2001 of US $85 million.
ABH Holdings S.A.
ABH Holdings S.A. (ABHH) is a privately owned Luxembourg-based holding company investing into several banking groups in the CIS and Europe. ABHH includes Alfa-Bank (Russia), Alfa-Bank (Ukraine), Alfa-Bank (Belarus), Alfa-Bank (Kazakhstan) and Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V. You can find more information on ABH Holdings S.A.'s website http://www.abhh.lu/