ArmInfo. The NASDAQ OMX Armenia Stock Exchange and the Central Depository of Armenia (CDA), according to the results of the annual contest "Best Member of the Exchange of 2017," recognized Ameriabank as the winner in two nominations. As the Bank's press service explained to ArmInfo, these are the nominations "Best Deposit Account Operator and Best Custodian Bank of the Foreign Securities Market" and "Best Member of the Regulated Market Settlement System".
The purpose of the annual "Best Exchange Member" contest held annually by NASDAQ OMX Armenia and the Central Depository of Armenia is to encourage financial organizations involved in exchange and depository activities, providing investment services according to the canons of professional ethics, to actively participate in the development of the Armenian capital market.
The award is held for the 9th consecutive year. To select the winner, the number, volume and effectiveness of transactions concluded at NASDAQ OMX Armenia sites are taken into account. The best dealer of the market is chosen on the basis of a general vote of the dealers of banks and investment organizations of Armenia, which are members of NASDAQ OMX Armenia.
According to the data of the Finance Rating of Banks of Armenia, as of July 1, 2018, prepared by ArmInfo IC, Ameriabank on investments in government bonds is in the TOP-3, having secured 53.1 billion drams ($ 110.1 million). Ameriabank is leading in terms of attracting from placing its own bonds with a volume of 48 billion drams ($ 99.5 million) with an annual growth of 64.1%.
It should be noted that by the number of issued corporate coupon bonds Ameriabank occupies the 2nd position in the market. As of October 23, 2018, 9 tranches of Ameriabank's bonds are listed on the Nasdaq OMX Armenia stock exchange: $ 7, 1 euro and 1 dram. The total issue volume of 7 dollar issues of Ameriabank bonds quoted on the stock exchange today is $ 63 million, 1 dram - 1 billion drams and 1 euro - 3 million euros. Redemptions on these issues are dated 2018-2022, and in 2018 the term of circulation of the dram tranche expires (in November), and in 2019 - the euro tranche (in October) and 3 dollar tranches (in February, May and August). Along with this, in June 2016, Ameriabank, through its investment manager represented by responsAbility Investments AG, successfully placed $ 20 million debt securities in four Luxembourg investment funds, and a year later, according to the leading financial agency, Cbonds was recognized as the best investment bank in Armenia.
Recall that Ameriabank CJSC is a universal bank providing investment, corporate and retail banking services in the form of a comprehensive package of banking solutions. The bank has been operating in the Armenian market since October 31, 1996. According to the latest data, Ameriya Group CY Ltd. shareholders are shareholders of Ameribank. With a share in the capital of 56.6%, EBRD - 17.8%, Asian Development Bank -13.98%, ESPS Holding Limited - 11.62%. The branch network of Ameriabank as of July 1, 2018 has 16 divisions, of which 10 are metropolitan and 6 are regional.