ARARATBANK’s USD Denominated Bonds Listed at NASDAQ OMX Armenia

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Yerevan, Armenia, 2014-06-26 15:33 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Starting June 26, 2014, corporate bonds issued by ARARTBANK will be listed and included in Bbond list of NASDAQ OMX Armenia.

This issue of the Company’s corporate bonds comprises 40,000 coupon bonds with nominal value of USD 25, annual yield of 8% and maturity period of 48 months. The issue will be traded under ARBKB8 ticker symbol and will be allowed to manual and REPO trading as well.

ARARATBANK is one of the most active issuers at NASDAQ OMX Armenia. Currently, common nominal stocks of ARARATBANK (ARBK) are admitted to trading at NASDAQ OMX Armenia, while coupon bonds by the Company nominated in AMD (ARBKB7) and nominated in USD (ARBKB5, ARBKB6) are listed. Another 4 issues of corporate bonds by the Company were listed at the Exchange in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 and were successfully redeemed at their maturity.

ARARATBANK was also winner in 3 nominations of NASDAQ OMX Armenia “Best Member Awards” twice, in 2012 and 2013. The Company was acknowledged as “Best Exchange Member in Government Bonds Market”,  “Best Exchange Member in Credit Resources Market”,  and won grand prix “Best Exchange Member 2012” and “Best Exchange Member 2013”.

The list of securities, listed and admitted to trading at NASDAQ OMX Armenia, is available on “Financial Instruments” page (http://www.nasdaqomx.am/en/instruments.htm ) of NASDAQ OMX Armenia official web-site.

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In January 2008, Nordic exchange operator OMX Group acquired 100% of the shares of the Armenian Stock Exchange (Armex) and the Central Depository of Armenia (CDA). After the combination of NASDAQ and OMX in February 2008, Armex and CDA became fully owned by the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. On January 26, 2009, “Armenian Stock Exchange” ojsc was officially renamed as “NASDAQ OMX Armenia” ojsc. On June 5, 2009, “NASDAQ OMX Armenia” ojsc became the owner of 100% of the shares of the “Central Depository of Armenia” ojsc.

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