Snoras

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Bankas Snoras AB
Type Joint stock company (OMXSRS1L),(OMXSRS2L)
Industry Banking
Financial services
Founded 1992 [1]
Headquarters Vilnius
founded in Šiauliai
, Lithuania
Area served Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia
Key people

Vladimir Antonov
(Main shareholder, Chairman of Supervisory board)[2]

Raimundas Baranauskas
(Shareholder, Chairman of Board)
Products Finance and insurance
Consumer banking
Corporate banking
Mortgages
Credit cards
Profit Decrease LTL (44 million) (2009)[3]
Total assets Increase LTL 9,032 million (2009)[3]
Total equity Increase LTL 601 million (2009)[3]
Employees 1,225 (2009)[3]
Website snoras.com
Snoras headquarters in Vilnius.

Bankas Snoras AB or simply SNORAS (OMXSRS1L, OMXSRS2L) was a commercial bank, founded in Lithuania operating in all three Baltic states. It was a member of the financial group Konversbank and was listed on the NASDAQ OMX Vilnius stock exchange. On November 16, 2011, 100% of the bank shares were nationalized by the Lithuanian government and the bank was placed into temporary administration. On November 24, the bank was declared bankrupt. It had 4 billion litas in debt.[4][5]

History[edit]

Bankas Snoras AB was founded 1992 as a regional bank of Šiauliai and renamed to its current name in 1993. It was recognised as the best bank in Lithuania in 2006 by financial publisher The Banker.[6][7] However, an inspection at the bank in November 2011 revealed 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.

Shareholders[edit]

Snoras kiosk in Jonava.

Snoras was listed on the NASDAQ OMX Vilnius stock exchange. Major shareholders, holding more than 5% of the shares of the company were:

Notable subsidiaries[edit]

Snoras AB has invested in a variety of business, most notable are:

Investment in car industry[edit]

Snoras logo on Renault F1

In 2008, SNORAS purchased 29.8% of shares of Dutch sport car manufacturer Spyker Cars.[9] In the same year, SNORAS sold the stake in Spyker Cars. In 2010, SNORAS became sponsor of Renault F1 team.[10]

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