|Former type||public company|
|Traded as||OMX: UKB1L|
|Defunct||As of February 12th, 2013|
|Key people||Gintaras Ugianskis (Chairman of the Board)|
|Products||Retail banking, mortgage loans, corporate banking|
Ūkio Bankas was a Lithuanian commercial bank based in Kaunas. More than 50% of shares are owned by Lithuanian businessman Vladimir Romanov who therefore is in the control of the bank. It was the fifth largest and oldest private bank in Lithuania.
In October 2006 during internet conference on the news portal Delfi.lt Vladimir Romanov announced his plans of selling his shares to the strategic investor. GE Money, a branch of General Electric, as one of the possible buyers was mentioned by Romanov.
In February 2013 the bank was revealed to have poor asset quality, weak risk management and lack of proper operating data. The check also revealed that the bank has ignored the central bank's recommendation to reduce operating risks. On the 12th of February, the Bank of Lithuania in accordance with Art. 76 of the Law on Banks of the Republic of Lithuania (the “Law on Banks”) announced a partial and temporal restriction on activities (the “Moratorium”) of AB Ūkio bankas. Ukio was removed from the Lithuanian stock exchange later that month, with many of its assets and liabilities transferred to Siauliu Bankas.
- Shareholder listing
- http://www.lhv.lt/news/index.cfm?id=924844 - LHV, 15 October 2006
- http://www.baltictimes.com/news/articles/21193/, 27 August 2008
- http://www.ub.lt/en/news/view/1572/notice-regarding-activities-of-the-ab-ukio-bankas-from-12-february-2013-Notice regarding activities of the AB Ukio Bankas, 12 February 2013