Oct 4 - Fitch Ratings has assigned Russian Standard Finance S.A.'s USD350m 10.75% five and a half year subordinated issue of limited recourse loan participation notes, due 10 April 2018, a final 'B-' rating and Recovery Rating of 'RR6'.
The proceeds from the issue are to be on-lent to JSC Russian Standard Bank (RSB), which has a Long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of 'B+' with a Stable Outlook, a Short-term IDR of 'B', a Viability Rating of 'b+' and a Support Rating of '5'. RSB is the sole borrower under the subordinated loan agreement.
As at end-2011 RSB was the 27th-largest bank in Russia by assets and according to management's estimates held a 17.2% market share in credit cards and 11.7% in POS loans. Roustam Tariko indirectly owns 99.9% of RSB's shares.
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