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Bankas Snoras AB
Joint stock company (Nasdaq BalticSRS1L),(Nasdaq BalticSRS2L)
Financial services
Founded1992 [1]
DefunctNovember 24, 2011
founded in Šiauliai
Area served
Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia
Key people
Vladimir Antonov
(Main shareholder, Chairman of Supervisory board)[2]
Raimundas Baranauskas
(Shareholder, Chairman of Board)
ProductsFinance and insurance
Consumer banking
Corporate banking
Credit cards
Decrease LTL (44 million) (2009)[3]
Total assetsIncrease LTL 9,032 million (2009)[3]
Total equityIncrease LTL 601 million (2009)[3]
Number of employees
1,225 (2009)[3]
Snoras headquarters in Vilnius.

Bankas Snoras AB or simply SNORAS (Nasdaq BalticSRS1L, Nasdaq BalticSRS2L) 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]


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.


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 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 sports 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]


  1. ^ Snoras about page
  2. ^[permanent dead link] Supervisory Board
  3. ^ a b c d Financial report of AB bank SNORAS for financial year 2009
  4. ^ Juršytė, Justina. "Valstybė nacionalizavo "Snorą", bankas įtariamas nusikalstama veikla".
  5. ^ "Bankui AB bankas SNORAS paskirtas laikinasis administratorius, laikinai taikomos turto apsaugos priemonės". Archived from the original on 2011-11-19. Retrieved 2011-11-16.
  6. ^ "Bankas SNORAS".
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2010-10-30.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^[permanent dead link] Affiliates of Snoras
  9. ^ Snoras sells Spyker
  10. ^[permanent dead link] Renault F1 announces SNORAS sponsorship