Cyprus clinches last-ditch deal: main points

Bailout will shut down its second largest bank and inflict heavy losses on uninsured depositors

(L-R) International Monetary Fund executive director Christine Lagarde, Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem and European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn attend a news conference at the end of a Eurogroup meeting at the European Council building in Brussels. Photograph: Sebastien Pirlet/Reuters

(L-R) International Monetary Fund executive director Christine Lagarde, Eurogroup president Jeroen Dijsselbloem and European Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn attend a news conference at the end of a Eurogroup meeting at the European Council building in Brussels. Photograph: Sebastien Pirlet/Reuters

 

Cyprus clinched a last-ditch deal with international lenders today for a €10 billion bailout that will shut down its second largest bank and inflict heavy losses on uninsured depositors.

Following is the detail of the deal in a statement from euro zone finance ministers.

1. Laiki will be resolved immediately - with full contribution of equity shareholders, bond holders and uninsured depositors - based on a decision by the Central Bank of Cyprus, using the newly adopted Bank Resolution Framework.

2. Laiki will be split into a good bank and a bad bank. The bad bank will be run down over time.

3. The good bank will be folded into Bank of Cyprus (BoC), using the Bank Resolution Framework, after having heard the Boards of Directors of BoC and Laiki. It will take €9 billion of ELA with it. Only uninsured deposits in BoC will remain frozen until recapitalisation has been effected, and may subsequently be subject to appropriate conditions.

4. The Governing Council of the ECB will provide liquidity to the BoC in line with applicable rules.

5. BoC will be recapitalised through a deposit/equity conversion of uninsured deposits with full contribution of equity shareholders and bond holders.

6. The conversion will be such that a capital ratio of 9 per cent is secured by the end of the programme.

7. All insured depositors in all banks will be fully protected in accordance with the relevant EU legislation.

8. The programme money (up to €10 billion) will not be used to recapitalise Laiki and Bank of Cyprus.