The Deposit Guarantee Fund reacted to media reports about the sale of office space bankrupt Arkada bank. The Fund believes that the published materials contain a number of false statements.
This was learned from the press service of the Deposit Guarantee Fund (DIF).
DGF claim that the published materials on the sale of the head office building of the bankrupt Arkada bank contain a number of false statements.
DGF commented as follows:
“The statement about the return of the Arkada head office building to the bank's property is not true, since the court, at the request of the Fund, unfortunately, did not cancel the non-market agreement for the sale of the building, concluded on the eve of the bank's withdrawal from the market,” the press service emphasized.
The Fund did not sell the Arkada bank building, but property rights to real estate.
“Based on these rights, the Pechersky District Court of Kyiv made a decision in favor of a fictitious buyer of real estate, and not Arkada bank creditors. The Fund’s appeals to law enforcement agencies regarding a dubious agreement on the sale of an asset have so far been futile,” the Deposit Guarantee Fund noted.
Also, the press service of the Fund noted that after the closing of the agreement, the DGF, thanks to the receipt of UAH 351 million from the buyer, will fully pay off the creditors of Arkada Bank (except for the former owners of the bank and related persons – in accordance with the law), including citizens and business and repay the claims of creditors in full.
In addition, the DGF refutes the allegation of the sale of the building “under cover of the shelling of Kyiv.”
shelling of Kyiv” is far-fetched, because the date of the auction on the Prozorro site. The sale was scheduled and announced on the Foundation’s website back in September 2022, and no one could have foreseen the intensity of shelling on that day,” the Foundation’s press service commented.
The DGF also considers the statement about the artificial application of the “Dutch” trading model for sale at a lower price to be untrue, because the second “Dutch” auction was successful after 24 unsuccessful attempts to sell the asset at “English” auctions.
“The auction on October 10, 2022 was competitive and transparent, since three potential buyers took part in it, each of whom paid a guarantee fee of 10% of the starting price, or UAH 96 million each.
There are no legal restrictions on entering into agreements with the buyer, because this is a resident of Ukraine who had the right to participate in the auction, and offered the highest price and won,” the Deposit Guarantee Fund emphasized.
They also added that according to the procedures, the Fund cannot influence “manually” the admission of potential buyers to trading on the Prozorro.Sales platform. Bidding is transparent, competitive, without the possibility of interfering with the system.
“And most importantly: the consequences of the scenario proposed by the author of the article “keep the asset until better times” would, with a high probability, be the loss of the asset due to court decisions not in favor of the bank’s creditors, as the experience of withdrawing about 100 banks from the market during the crisis of 2014-2016 shows years.” In this case, the bank’s creditors did not receive a penny,” the press service of the Fund argued for guaranteeing deposits of individuals. sold the office space of the bankrupt Arkada Bank to a company founded by the daughters of the ex-Minister of Ecology during the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych, Nikolai Zlochevsky. We are talking about profitable due to the lease of the building on the street. Olginskaya in the very center of the capital.
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