|Today, April 26, 2007, in the city of Montebelluna (province of Treviso, Italy) the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders of EXIMBANK was held, which examined the financial results of the bank activity in 2006. During the meeting it was mentioned that the year 2006 became the turning-point for the JSCB "EXIMBANK" Gruppo Veneto Banca, being the year which opened the new page in the strong long-term development both for the bank itself and for the whole banking system of the Republic of Moldova.
As a result of two subsequent increases of the bank share capital, made by the new shareholder - the Italian bank Veneto Banca s.c.p.a. - in the amount equivalent of EUR 19,0 million, Eximbank rapidly advanced to the top of the local commercial banks, achieving the first place by paid-up capital and the second place by the total regulatory capital.
Total assets of the bank have been increased during the year by 493,3 million lei (55,9%) and reached 1 376,2 million lei, the loan portfolio grew by 398,3 million lei (73,1%), and reached 943,1 million lei, the attracted deposits increased by 167,5 million lei (22,9%) up to 898,6 million lei, the shareholder’s capital increased by 336,7 million lei (329,9%) up to 438,7 million lei and the net profit increased by 13,3 million lei (389,0%) and constituted 16,7 million lei.
In accordance with the decision of the General Meeting of Shareholders the net profit of the bank, generated in 2006, was distributed in proportion of 5 per cent or 0,83 million lei for increase of the Reserve Fund and 95 per cent or 15,83 million lei as retained profits.
The Meeting has examined and approved the Annual Reports of the Board of Directors and the Censors’ Committee, the Report of the Bank’s President, the working plan of the Censors Committee for 2007, as well as modifications to the bank’s By-Laws. The General Meeting approved as well the composition of the Board of Directors.
PricewaterhouseCoopers Moldova has been approved as the auditing company of the bank for 2007.