Moscow. January 21. Bank of Russia warns about possible consequences of transactions involving funds drawn from Vneshprombank.
According to the CBR, walking out of the Bank’s assets could be invested in real estate, expensive vehicles, participation interests in commercial businesses, financial instruments and other assets that legally may be under the control of persons, formally not related to Russia. According to preliminary information, the property may be located both in Russia and abroad, including Europe and the USA.
The Bank of Russia pays attention that any transaction, encumbrance or other disposition of property, the ultimate source of acquisition which are the means of Vneshprombank, will be further challenged, and can also get into the sphere of attention of law enforcement.
“In this regard, the performance of the persons who took over the management of these assets, indications of persons formerly in control of the credit organization, as well as relatives and affiliated persons, may have implications for the business reputation of property managers, as well as lead to legal consequences, both civil and criminal law in Russian and foreign jurisdictions,” reads the press release of the CBR.
Temporary administration of the Bank will cooperate with law enforcement authorities and courts for recovery of the property in order to protect the interests of all creditors of the Bank, the report says.
The obligations of Vneshprombank, the license of which was revoked on January 21, exceed its assets on 187,4 billion rubles, the Bank of Russia sees signs of withdrawal of assets from the Bank.
Vneshprombank in the first three quarters of 2015 took 34 th place by volume of assets in ranking “Interfax-100” prepared “Interfax-CEA”.