TBC Bank Group welcomes Eric Rajendra back to its Board as Independent Director

– UK, London / GEORGIA, Tbilisi – TBC Bank Group PLC (LON: TBCG) today announced the re-appointment of Eric Rajendra as an Independent Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. In line with TBC’s “Mirror Board” policy, Mr Rajendra will also join Supervisory Board of JSC TBC Bank following approval of his appointment by the National Bank of Georgia.

Eric Rajendra has a very good understanding of TBC Bank’s strategy and operations and his presence will enhance shareholder value by bringing profound expertise and stability to the Group.

Nikoloz Enukidze, Chairman of the TBC PLC Board said: “We are delighted to welcome Eric Rajendra back to TBC. Eric brings a wealth of experience to the role and deep knowledge of the Bank, having been a member of our Supervisory Board since 2010 and the Board of TBC PLC since May 2016. His presence will support the Board’s continuity and contribute to the sustainable development of the Group.”

As announced on 15 March 2019, he stepped down from his roles as a Director of TBC PLC and Supervisory Board member of JSC TBC Bank due to health reasons. Following the recovery in his health, TBC PLC is delighted that he is now able to re-join the Board.

Vakhtang Butskhrikidze, CEO of TBC Bank commented: “Eric Rajendra is our long-term partner, who has been supporting the Bank for many years and has played a significant role in the development of our strategy. I am pleased to welcome him back and look forward to his invaluable input into our future development.”

About Eric Rajendra

Eric has extensive experience in the financial services industry, with a significant emphasis on emerging markets. He graduated from Brandeis University, earned his M.A.L.D. at The Fletcher School in 1982. From 2005 to 2014, he was a senior adviser to the IFC, whilst also serving as a board director or advisor to several emerging market financial institutions in which the World Bank Group had an equity interest, as well as implementing a number of transformative strategic initiatives. Mr Rajendra was first appointed to the Board of TBC PLC as an Independent Non-Executive Director in May 2016.

About TBC Bank Group PLC

TBC PLC is a public limited company registered in England and Wales that was incorporated in February 2016. TBC PLC became the parent company of JSC TBC Bank on 10 August 2016. TBC PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TBCG and is a constituent of FTSE 250 Index.

TBC Bank, together with its subsidiaries, is the leading universal banking group in Georgia, with a total market share of 38.5% of loans and 41.0% of non-banking deposits as at 30 June 2019, according to data published by the National Bank of Georgia.

For more information: https://www.tbcbankgroup.com

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