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PrivatBank appealed to the State Enforcement Service with the claim on the return of the enforcement documents upon the claims of the six companies affiliated with the Surkises brothers, due to the forgery of documents upon which these proceedings were opened. The bank will also send a statement to the law enforcement agencies.

Claims to the State Enforcement Service on behalf of the plaintiffs CAMERIN INVESTMENTS LLP, SUNNEX INVESTMENTS LLP, TAMPLEMON INVESTMENTS LLP, BERLINI COMMERCIAL LLP, LUMIL INVESTMENTS LLP, SOFINAM INVESTMENTS LLP were allegedly signed by the directors of these companies. However, the authenticity of these signatures was questioned.

PrivatBank resorted to a specialized institution for a handwriting examination of signatures, which concluded that the signatures on behalf of the directors of the companies were made by another person.

According to the ruling of the Kyiv Pecherskyi District Court, PrivatBank is forced to pay more than $250 million to companies, affiliated with the Surkises, under deposit agreements terminated in December 2016. Liabilities under these deposit agreements were converted into the PrivatBank’s shares of additional issue during nationalization (bail in).

On June 15, 2020, the Grand Chamber of the Supreme Court will continue the consideration of another case on the lawsuit filed by the Surkises on the cancellation of the NBU’s decision to recognize the Surkises family as affiliated to PrivatBank and the invalidation of agreements to convert their deposits amounting to UAH 1 billion into the PrivatBank’s shares of additional issue during nationalization (bail-in).

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