On Development Bank of Kazakhstan

Updated Unofficial translation

The Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 25 April, 2001 No. 178.

      Unofficial translation

Chapter1. General provisions

Article 1. Development Bank of Kazakhstan and its status

      The Development Bank is a national development institution and a bank, authorized to implement state investment policy and state support for industrial and innovative activity.

      Footnote. Article 1 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 07.07.2006 No. 178 (shall be enforced from the date of its official publication); as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.02.2009 No. 135-IV (order of enforcement see Article 3); dated 29.10.2015 № 376-V (shall be enforced from 01.01.2016).

Article 1-1. Basic concepts used in this Law

      The following basic concepts are used in this Law:

      1) inter-bank lending - issuing loans to second-tier banks and non-resident banks of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      2) project - an investment project, export operation, leasing operation;

      3) investment project - a project providing for investments aimed at creating new, expanding and updating existing production facilities, including the acquisition of assets, shareholdings (stakes in the charter capital), property complexes;

      4) credit instrument - ways of financing the borrower by the Development Bank, defined in the Memorandum;

      5) restructuring - a set of measures aimed at restoring the economic indicators of an investment project being implemented by a borrower which violated obligations to the Development Bank and / or third parties that may include writing off the fees, fines and penalties and (or) financing or refinancing of a borrower’s working capital, and (or) the transfer of rights of claims of the Development Bank to the borrower, and (or) the Development Bank's entry into the charter capital of the borrower, and (or) provision of a subsidized loan to a borrower, and (or) other activities that contribute to the restoration of economic indicators of the investment project;

      6) borrower - a legal entity that has received a loan from the Development Bank;

      7) mezzanine financing - provision of a subordinated loan with the right to convert it into shares or equity interests in the borrower's capital;

      8) Memorandum - a memorandum on the credit policy of the Development Bank approved by the national managing holding specified in Article 1 of this Law;

      9) syndicated loan - a loan operation carried out by the Development Bank jointly with other syndicate participants on the basis of one bank loan agreement, in which representation of the interests of the syndicate participants under the bank loan agreement, as well as credit administration under the loan, may be assigned to one of the syndicate participants;

      10) subsidized loan - a loan which financing cost is set lower than the cost of borrowing established by the Development Bank to calculate interest rates on credit instruments. The parameters for subsidized loans shall be established by the Memorandum;

      11) export operations - export of products, works and services produced and released on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      Footnote. Chapter 1 is supplemented by Article 1-1 in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.10.2015 № 376-V (shall be enforced from 01.01.2016).

Article 2. Legal regulation of activity of the Development Bank

      1. The legislation on the Development Bank of Kazakhstan is based on the Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan, consists of this Law and other regulatory legal acts.

      2. Legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan regulating the activity of joint-stock companies, banking activity and other licensed types of activity shall apply to the Development Bank in the part not regulated by this Law and the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On State Property".

      3. Investment priorities of the Development Bank, quantitative restrictions on borrowing, limits, directions, possible conditions, procedure and terms of lending, placement of own capital, co-financing, provision of guarantees, performance of functions of a fiduciary (an agent), performance of export operations, granting of subsidized loan and restructuring shall be established by the Memorandum.

      Footnote. Article 2 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 11.06.2003 No. 434; dated 06.07.2004 No. 571 (shall be enforced from 01.01.2004); dated 23.12.2005 No. 108 (shall be enforced from the date of its official publication); dated 07.07.2006 No. 178 (shall be enforced from the date of its official publication); dated 13.02.2009 No. 135-IV (order of enforcement see Article 3); dated 29.10.2015 № 376-V (shall be enforced from 01.01.2016).

Article 3. Purposes and objectives of the Development Bank

      1. Purposes of the activity of the Development Bank shall be the perfection and increase of effectiveness of the state investment activity, development of producing infrastructure and processing industry, supporting in attracting of external and internal investments in the economy of the country.

      2. The objectives of the Development Bank shall be:

      1) financing of investment projects through implementation of transactions provided by Article 7 of this Law (including target loans to banks, credit lines), medium-term (for a period of five years or more) and long-term (for ten to twenty years) basis, acquisition of bonds by the Development Bank, resources from its (bonds) placement are sent by the issuer for the implementation of investment projects in the manner specified in the Memorandum, as well as interim financing in order to ensure preparation and implementation of investment projects;

      2) financing of export operations through operations provided by Article 7 of this Law (including target loans to banks, credit lines);

      3) provision of mezzanine financing, project financing, provision of a syndicated loan, financing of current activities of borrowers in the framework of projects financed by the Development Bank;

      4) stimulation of lending to the economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan by issuing guarantees for loans provided by other credit institutions, as well as co-financing and inter-bank lending, lending to lessor organizations, and organizations engaged in certain types of banking operations;

      5) improvement of project financing mechanisms;

      6) other tasks in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      Footnote. Article 3 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.02.2009 No. 135-IV (order of enforcement see Article 3); as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.10.2015 № 376-V (shall be enforced from 01.01.2016).

Article 4. Functions of the Development Bank

      The functions of the Development Bank shall be:

      1) search, selection and financing, including co-financing, of projects in accordance with the Memorandum;

      2) carrying out the bank expertise of projects proposed for financing on a contractual basis;

      3) borrowing within the framework of the activity of the Development Bank;

      4) interaction with international and national development institutions, organizations in the framework of implementation of state programs, projects;

      5) monitoring the financial condition of the Development Bank's borrowers and implementing projects financed by the Development Bank, including monitoring of collateral;

      6) taking measures to ensure the fulfillment of obligations by the borrowers of the Development Bank;

      7) receiving, servicing and repaying of non-public loans, including state-guaranteed loans;

      8) performing the functions of a fiduciary (agent) in the implementation of programs financed out budget funds aimed at lending to second-tier banks in order to improve and support the existing production facilities;

      9) granting loans to second-tier banks for the purpose of subsequent implementation of financing and improvement of investment projects by second-tier banks, provided that the Development Bank receives resources for target funding.

      Footnote. Article 4 in the new wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.10.2015 № 376-V (shall be enforced from 01.01.2016).

Article 5. Powers of the Development Bank

      The Development Bank shall have the right to:

      1) determine its credit policy in accordance with the Memorandum;

      2) determine the appropriateness of financing a project on a returnable basis on the results of a bank examination and a borrower's creditworthiness analysis;

      3) attract experts and consultants for carrying out of bank expert examination;

      4) attract the borrowed funds as well as those from the republican and local budgets within limits determined in the Memorandum;

      4-1) allocate liquid funds including borrowed funds on internal and external markets of financial instruments within limits and in manner determined in the Memorandum;

      5) carry out the selection of projects and their crediting, including co-financing, taking into account the restrictions set forth in the Memorandum;

      6) issue own warrants, total volume of which shall be set in the Memorandum;

      7) act as the organizer and participant of borrowing with participation of native and foreign banks and the other financial institutions;

      8) act as the agent of legal entities included in the group of national administrative holding, on their financing;

      9) to carry out restructuring.

      Footnote. Article 5 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 11.06.2003 No. 434; dated 13.02.2009 No. 135-IV (order of enforcement see Article 3); dated 29.10.2015 № 376-V (shall be enforced from 01.01.2016).

Article 6. Relationships of state bodies of the Republic of Kazakhstan with Development Bank

      1. The authorized body for regulation, control and supervision of the financial market and financial organizations of the National Bank of the Republic of Kazakhstan within the powers established by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, shall carry out control over execution of legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, regulating the activity of financial organizations by the Development Bank, with the exception of regulatory legal acts on the issues of prudential regulation of banks, banking conglomerates and reserve requirements, coordination of executives, classification of assets, contingent liabilities and provisions (reserves) against them, the requirements for the procedure of forming of a risk management and internal control system, issuing (withdrawal) of a permit to create or acquire a subsidiary, as well as for significant participation in the capital of legal entities, including non-residents, for the purposes of organizing borrowing and financing.

      2. Interference of the state bodies and their civil servants in the activity of the Development Bank in any form shall be prohibited with the exception of cases provided by the legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      Footnote. Article 6 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 28.12.2011 No. 524-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.10.2015 № 376-V (shall be enforced from 01.01.2016); dated 03.07.2019 No. 262-VI (shall be enforced from 01.01.2020).

Chapter 2. Activity of the Development Bank

Article 7. Operations of the Development Bank

      The Development Bank for performance of its functions shall carry out following banking and other operations in national and foreign currency without license:

      1) loan operations: provision of loans in cash on terms of payment, maturity and repayment to resident legal entities or non-residents (subject to implementation of projects aimed at developing the country's economy, in accordance with the Memorandum);

      2) issuance of bank warrants providing the performance in the monetary form, for legal entities – residents or non-residents on debentures being issued within transactions of securitization;

      3) issuance of bank guarantees and other obligations for legal entities-residents or non-residents providing the performance in the monetary form;

      4) opening (setting) and acceptance letter of credit and performance of obligations on it;

      5) opening and maintenance of correspondent accounts of banks and organizations carrying out the particular types of bank operations;

      6) opening and maintaining bank accounts of the Development Bank borrowers, including crediting loans from the Development Bank, other loans and resources, including funds from the republican and local budgets, for the purpose of making payments and money transfers, reserving money to fulfill obligations to the Development Bank contracts concluded by the Development Bank within the framework of the serviced projects;

      7) opening and maintaining bank accounts when an agent acts as a legal agent for the group of national managing holding on their financing, as well as in performing the functions of a fiduciary (an agent) in implementation of programs financed from budgetary funds aimed at lending to second-tier banks in order to improve and support the existing production facilities;

      8) deposit taking, opening and maintenance of bank accounts for enlistment of funds in purpose of provision of obligations of legal entities-residents and (or) non-residents owed to the Development Bank;

      9) accepting deposits, opening and maintaining bank accounts of legal entities, including banks, in order to attract liquidity from the Development Bank;

      10) carrying out of calculations by the order of legal entities-residents and (or) non-residents including borrowers of the Development Bank, banks-correspondents, organizations carrying out the particular types of bank operations on their bank accounts provided by subparagraphs 5)-9) of this Article;

      11) transfer operations: performance of commissions of legal entities-residents and (or) non-residents on payments and money transfers;

      12) acceptance of payment documents (with the exception of bills) for collection;

      13) dealing activity in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

      14) lease activity;

      15) issue of equity securities;

      16) renting of own property;

      17) exchange transactions with foreign currency with the exception of operations with foreign currency in cash;

      18) activity of a financial consultant and underwriter on securities market in purpose conforming to the Memorandum;

      19) provision of mezzanine financing.

      Footnote. Article 7 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.02.2009 No. 135-IV (order of enforcement see Article 3); as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.10.2015 № 376-V (shall be enforced from 01.01.2016).

Article 8. Performance of bank expert examination by the Development Bank

      Footnote. Article 8 is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.10.2015 № 376-V (shall be enforced from 01.01.2016).

Article 9. Involvement and use of loans from the republican and local budgets by the Development Bank

      1. Procurement of loans from the republican and local budgets by the Development Bank shall be carried out exclusively on the basis of payment, urgency and refundability.

      2. Order and conditions of provision, use and repayment of loans received by the Development Bank from the republican and local budgets shall be determined by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      3. Loans acquired from the budgets shall be used to lend the projects by the Development Bank that are selected independently by it in accordance with the Memorandum, as well as in the case provided by subparagraph 9) of Article 4 of this Law

      Footnote. Article 9 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 11 June, 2003 No. 434; as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.10.2015 № 376-V (shall be enforced from 01.01.2016).

Article 10. Implementation of enterprises recovery by the Development Bank

      The Development Bank, within the limits established for counterparty banks, shall provide loans to second-tier banks for the purpose of subsequent implementation of financing and improvement of investment projects by the second-tier banks, provided that the Development Bank receives resources for target funding.

      If the Development Bank exceeds the limits of the Development Bank to counterparty banks and also in other cases for the purposes of recovering enterprises, the Development Bank shall have the right to act as a fiduciary (an agent) in implementation of programs financed from budgetary funds aimed at lending second-tier banks in order to recover and support existing production facilities.

      Footnote. Article 10 in the new wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.10.2015 № 376-V (shall be enforced from 01.01.2016).

Article 11. Monitoring of realization of investing projects served by the Development Bank

      Footnote. Article 11 is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.10.2015 № 376-V (shall be enforced from 01.01.2016).

Article 12. Provision of loans by the Development Bank

      1. Financing by the Development Bank shall be performed on conditions, in manner and terms determined by the Memorandum.

      The size of the interest rate on the granted loans shall be calculated taking into account the cost of borrowing and operating expenses by the Development Bank.

      Competence of bodies of the Development Bank on taking decisions on financing shall be determined in the Memorandum and the charter of the Development Bank.

      2. Loans provided by the Development Bank are secured by pledge, including pledge of property coming in the future, as well as expected systematic cash proceeds, property outside the Republic of Kazakhstan, rights of claim for the relevant property (property rights), guarantee, insurance and other means of providing fulfillment of obligations in accordance with the Memorandum, which must not contradict the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      The Development Bank shall have the right to grant loans to legal entities, which sole shareholder (participant) is the Development Bank, as well as to implement mezzanine financing and interbank loans without collateral.

      3. Conditions and order of crediting and provision of ensuring the performance of the obligations of legal entities being included in the group of the national administrating holding and realizing the investing projects, the list of which is approved by the general shareholders meeting, shall be determined in accordance with the Memorandum.

      In determining the terms of lending and providing security for the performance of obligations of legal entities belonging to the group of national managing holding, as well as legal entities, the only shareholder (participant) of which is the Development Bank, a ban on granting preferential terms to persons associated with the Development Bank with special relations, and order transactions with these individuals, established by the banking legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, do not apply.

      4. Decisions on implementation by the Development Bank of leasing activity, on crediting of legal entities in which charter capitals the Development Bank participates, the issuance of guarantees and sureties for their obligations shall be approved by the Board of Directors of the Development Bank in accordance with the Memorandum.

      Footnote. Article 12 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.02.2009 No. 135-IV (the order of enforcement see Article 3); as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.10.2015 № 376-V (shall be enforced from 01.01.2016).

Article 12-1. Implementation of project financing by the Development Bank

      The Development Bank shall have the right to carry out project financing in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on project financing and securitization.

      Requirements for projects implemented through project financing by the Development Bank, ways to ensure the fulfillment of the borrower's obligations under project financing shall be established in the Memorandum.

      Footnote. Chapter 2 is supplemented by Article 12-1 in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.10.2015 № 376-V (shall be enforced from 01.01.2016).

Article 13. Attracting of loans by the Development Bank

      1. The Development Bank shall carry out the borrowing with provision of repayment of loan by own assets or under the state warrants of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      1-1. Debt securities issued by the Development Bank are the agents debentures from the moment of obtaining of status by it of financial agency in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on securities market.

      2. (Is excluded – dated 7 July, 2006 No. 178 (shall be enforced from the date of its official publication).

      3. The Development bank shall have a right to entrust all or part of activity linked with arrangement, redemption of securities and other bonds of obligations of the Development Bank and payment of reward on them to agents in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      Footnote. Article 13 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 11 June, 2003 No. 434; dated 20 December, 2004 No. 13 (shall be enforced from 1 January, 2005).

Article 14. Participation of the Development Bank in the charter capitals of legal entities

      1. In accordance with the Memorandum and the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Development Bank shall participate in the charter capitals of legal entities in cases of:

      1) levy of execution on share of participation or stocks of the legal entities earlier formed by the Development Bank in gage with purpose of their further realization;

      2) participation of legal entities in the charter capital being created by the professional participants of the securities market (stock exchange, central depositary);

      3) participation of organization-leaseholders and other legal entities in the charter capitals under decision of the general shareholder meeting;

      4) participation in the charter capitals of legal entities in the framework of financing investment projects, restructuring, as well as in the charter capitals of borrowers with mezzanine financing.

      2. The Development Bank shall have the right to determine independently a necessity of existence of independent directors in the bodies of administration of organizations with absolute participation of the Development Bank in the charter capital.

      Footnote. Article 14 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 11.06.2003 No. 434; as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 23.12.2005 No. 108 (shall be enforced from the date of its official publication); dated 13.02.2009 No. 135-IV (order of enforcement see Article 3); dated 29.10.2015 № 376-V (shall be enforced from 01.01.2016).

Article 15. Limitation of the activity of the Development Bank

      The Development Bank shall be prohibited to:

      1) issue credits to individuals, credit cooperatives, administrating investment portfolio with a right of attracting willful retirement investments, investing funds, insurance organizations as well as bank warrants, guarantees and the other obligations providing the performance in monetary form, on their obligations;

      2) attract deposits of individuals and open bank accounts for individuals;

      3) to grant loans without observing the principles of maturity, payability, repayment;

      4) carry out the cash serving of individuals;

      5) to carry out additional external borrowing in the presence of overdue (more than one year) liabilities on previously borrowed loans.

      Footnote. Article 15 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.02.2009 No. 135-IV (order of enforcement see Article 3); as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 21.06.20013 No. 106-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 29.10.2015 № 376-V (shall be enforced from 01.01.2016).

Chapter 3. Capital of the Development Bank

      Footnote. Title of Chapter 3 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.02.2009 No. 135-IV (order of enforcement see Article 3).

Article 16. Charter capital of the Development Bank

      1. Charter capital of the Development Bank shall consist of no less than two hundred and fifty billion tenge.

      2. For purpose of provision of financial stability of the Development Bank, the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan shall determine the characteristics of financial stability (rates) of the Development Bank, their threshold values and the method of calculation.

      With the expected change in the parameters of financial stability (coefficients) in the direction of deterioration and achievement of threshold values ​​for at least one of the parameters (coefficients), the charter capital of the Development Bank may be increased in accordance with procedures established by the budget legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      The charter capital may also be increased in other cases in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      The maximum ratio of loan portfolio to assets shall be established by the Memorandum.

      3. Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.10.2015 № 376-V (shall be enforced from 01.01.2016).
      Footnote, Article 16 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 19.03.2014 No. 179-V (shall be enforced from the date of its first official publication); as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 29.10.2015 № 376-V (shall be enforced from 01.01.2016).

Article 17. Formation of provisions (reserves) by the Development Bank

      Footnote. Article 17 is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 28.12.2011 № 524-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 18. Dividend policy

      Dividend policy of the Development Bank shall be determined by the shareholder meeting.

      Footnote. Article 18 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.02.2009 No. 135-IV (order of enforcement see Article 3).

Chapter 4. Record, reporting and independent audit of the Development Bank

Article 19. Record policy of the Development Bank

      1. The record policy of the Development Bank shall be approved by the board of directors of the Development Bank.

      2. Maintenance of business accounting and preparation of the financial reporting shall be carried out by the Development Bank in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on business accounting and the international standards of the financial reporting.

      Footnote. Article 19 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 06.07.2004 No. 571 (shall be enforced from 01.01.2004); dated 13.02.2009 No. 135-IV (order of enforcement see Article 3); dated 05.07.2012 No. 30-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication).

Article 20. Reporting

      The Development Bank shall represent the reporting:

      1) on expenses of money of the republican budget – to the authorized body on performance of the budget on a monthly basis;

      2) on local budget expenditures - to the local executive bodies of regions (cities of republican importance, the capital) on a monthly basis;

      3) on the use of borrowed funds allocated to the Development Bank from the republican budget to the authorized body on state planning, from local budgets - to the corresponding local executive bodies of regions (cities of republican importance, the capital) on a monthly basis;

      4) is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.02.2009 No. 135-IV (order of enforcement see Article 3).

      Footnote. Article 20 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 11.06.2003 No. 434; dated 20.12.2004 No. 13 (shall be enforced from 01.01.2005); dated 13.02.2009 No. 135-IV (order of enforcement see Article 3); dated 24.11.2011 No. 495-IV (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 13.06.2013 № 102-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 28.12.2018 № 210-VI (shall be enforced upon the expiration of ten calendar days after the date of its first official publication).

Article 21. Audit of the Development Bank

      1. The audit (external audit) of activity of the Development Bank shall be carried out by the audit organization elected in the manner determined by the general shareholder meeting on an annually basis.

      2. Is excluded by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.02.2009 No. 135-IV (order of enforcement see Article 3).

      3. Annual financial reporting of the Development Bank shall be considered and approved by the general shareholder meeting on accomplishment of the audit.

      Footnote. Article 21 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 11.06.2003 No. 434; dated 05.015.2006 No. 139 (order of enforcement see Article 3 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 139); dated 13.02.2009 No. 135-IV (order of enforcement see Article 3).

Chapter 5. Management of the Development Bank

Article 22. Shareholders of the Development Bank

      (Is excluded – dated 7 July, 2006 No. 178 (shall be enforced from the date of its official publication).

Article 23. Bodies of the Development Bank

      1. The bodies of the Development bank are:

      1) the supreme body – the general shareholder meeting;

      2) the body of administration – the board of directors;

      3) the executive body - head office;

      4) other bodies in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the charter of the Development Bank.

      2. Functions, powers and order of activity of the bodies of the Development Bank shall be determined by this Law, the other regulatory legal acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the charter of the Development Bank.

      Footnote. Article 23 as amended by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 06.07.2004 No. 571) shall be enforced from 01.01.2004); dated 13.02.2009 No. 135-IV (order of enforcement se Article 3).

Article 24. Board of directors

      1. Members of the Board of directors, including the Chairman of the Board of directors shall be elected without agreement with the authorized body for regulation, control and supervision of the financial market and financial organizations.

      2. Order of election and powers of the board of directors shall be determined in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the charter of the Development Bank.

      Footnote. Article 24 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.02.2009 No. 135-IV (order of enforcement see Article 3); as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 05.07.2012 No. 30-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 03.07.2019 No. 262-VI (shall be enforced from 01.01.2020).

Article 25. Head office

      1. The head office is a collegiate body and shall carry out the administration of current activity of the Development Bank.

      The chairman and members of the Board shall be elected without agreement with the authorized body for regulation, control and supervision of the financial market and financial organizations.

      The head office shall be headed by the chairman of the head office.

      The head office shall have a right to make decisions on any questions of activity that are not related to the competence of other bodies and civil servants of the Development Bank by the Laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the charter of the Development Bank.

      2. Order of election of the head office shall be determined in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the charter of the Development Bank.

      Footnote. Article 25 is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13.02.2009 No. 135-IV (order of enforcement see Article 3); as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 05.07.2012 No. 30-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); dated 03.07.2019 No. 262-VI (shall be enforced from 01.01.2020).

Chapter 6. Additional provisions

Article 26. (Is excluded – by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 13 December, 2004 No. 11 (shall be enforced from 1 January, 2005).

Article 27. Responsibility of the Development Bank and order of conflicts resolution

      1. The Development Bank shall bear responsibility for non-performance of its obligations on the grounds and in manner provided by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      2. All disputes arising between the Development Bank, local executive bodies of regions (cities of republican importance, capital), state bodies, legal entities on execution of this Law shall be settled in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

      3. Persons being guilty in the breach of this Law shall bear responsibility in accordance with the legislative acts of the Republic of Kazakhstan,

      Footnote. Article 27 as amended by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 20 December, 2004 No. 13 (shall be enforced from 1 January, 2005) ; dated 28.12.2018 №. 210-VI (shall be enforced upon the expiration of ten calendar days after the date of its first official publication).

Article 28. Supervisory response measures

      In cases when the authorized body for regulation, control and supervision of the financial market and financial organizations detects violations of the requirements of the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the issues that are within its competence, the authorized body for regulation, control and supervision of the financial market and financial organizations shall apply supervisory response measures to the Development Bank, provided for by the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan "On Banks and Banking Activities in the Republic of Kazakhstan".

      The Development Bank shall be obliged to notify the authorized body for regulation, control and supervision of the financial market and financial organizations on the implementation of supervisory response measures within the terms established in them.

      Footnote. Chapter 6 is supplemented by Article 28 in accordance with the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 05.07.2012 No. 30-V (shall be enforced upon expiry of ten calendar days after its first official publication); is in the wording of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 03.07.2019 No. 262-VI (shall be enforced from 01.01.2020).

      The President

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