Tinkoff Bank successfully places RUB 5 bn bond with a coupon of 9.65%

Moscow, Russia — 21 April 2017.
TCS Group Holding PLC (TCS LI) (the ‘Group’), Russia’s leading provider of online retail financial services, including Tinkoff Bank and Tinkoff Insurance, today announces the successful placement of Tinkoff Bank’s 001Р-01R series exchange bonds for a total nominal value of RUB 5 bn at a final coupon rate of 9.65% per annum.

The bonds have a maturity period of five years with a two-year put option from placement. The offering is part of Tinkoff Bank’s 001Р series exchange bond programme from 24 March 2017, totalling RUB 100 bn.

Tinkoff Bank plans to use the proceeds of the bond issue for the development of new business lines.

The initial guidance for the annual coupon rate was set within 9.75–10%. Following strong investor demand resulted in the offering being well oversubscribed, the first four coupon rates were fixed at (9.65%), lower than the initial guidance.

Sergey Pirogov, Vice President for Corporate Finance at Tinkoff Bank, said: «We are happy with the offering outcome. We came up with a good order book and achieved significant decrease in the offer price compared to the initial guidance. Russia’s bond market becomes an attractive source of the rouble liquidity again.»

The offering was arranged by Sberbank CIB and Sovcombank.

The bonds will be placed at the Moscow Exchange on 28 April 2017.

About the Group

TCS Group Holding PLC is an innovative provider of online retail financial services operating in Russia through a high-tech branchless platform. TCS Group includes Tinkoff Bank, mobile virtual operator network Tinkoff Mobile, Tinkoff Insurance, and Tinkoff Software DC, a network of development hubs across Russia.

The Group was founded in 2006 by the Russian entrepreneur Oleg Tinkov and has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since October 2013.

With no retail branches, the Group serves its customers remotely via online channels and its call centre, and operates a network of over 1,800 representatives to ensure smooth delivery of its products. The network covers all of Russia and allows next day delivery to most customers.

The Group’s key business is Tinkoff Bank, Russia’s first and only direct bank offering both own brand and partner retail financial services via its Tinkoff.ru platform. The product range includes daily banking (credit and debit cards, payments, money transfers), savings, investments, loyalty programmes, travel services, SME services, mortgage platform, and insurance. With its special focus on mobile business, the bank offers mobile applications both for its customer base (Mobile Bank) and beyond it (Traffic Fines, MoneyTalk, Card 2 Card instant money transfers).

As at 1 August 2017, the bank was the second largest player in the Russian credit card market, with a market share of 11.5%. The 1H 2017 IFRS net income of TCS Group Holding PLC amounted to RUB 7.6 bn, ROE stood at 46%.

Banki.ru, Russia’s largest financial news portal, named Tinkoff Bank the Bank of the Year 2016. In October 2016 Tinkoff Bank was named the largest independent global direct bank by Frost & Sullivan. In 2015 and 2016, the Global Finance magazine named Tinkoff Bank as the Best Consumer Digital Bank in Russia. In 2016, the bank also won Global Finance’s Best Integrated Consumer Bank Site award and was named the Best Digital Bank in the CEE by Euromoney. The bank’s mobile application was recognised as the best in Russia by Markswebb Rank & Report for three consecutive years in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and by Deloitte for four consecutive years from 2013 to 2016.