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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

of June 13, 2001 No. 320

About approval of the Charter of National Bank of the Republic of Belarus

(as amended on 25-05-2021)

1. Approve the enclosed Charter of National Bank of the Republic of Belarus.

1-1. No. 108 is excluded according to the Presidential decree of the Republic of Belarus of 06.04.2017

2. To National Bank of the Republic of Belarus to take necessary measures for accomplishment of this Decree.

3. This Decree becomes effective from the date of its signing.

President of the Republic of Belarus

A. Lukashenko

Approved by the Presidential decree of the Republic of Belarus of June 13, 2001, No. 320

Charter of National Bank of the Republic of Belarus

Chapter 1. General provisions

1. The National Bank of the Republic of Belarus (further - National Bank) is Central Bank and state body of the Republic of Belarus, is effective only for the benefit of the Republic of Belarus.

2. The National Bank performs activities according to the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, the Bank code of the Republic of Belarus, the laws of the Republic of Belarus, regulatory legal acts of the President of the Republic of Belarus, this Charter and is independent in the activities.

3. The National Bank is accountable to the President of the Republic of Belarus.

Accountability of National Bank to the President of the Republic of Belarus including means:

approval of the Charter of National Bank by the President of the Republic of Belarus, the changes and (or) additions made to it;

appointment as the President of the Republic of Belarus with the consent of Council of the Republic of National assembly of the Republic of Belarus the Chairman and board members of National Bank, release them from position with the notification of Council of the Republic of National assembly of the Republic of Belarus;

determination by the President of the Republic of Belarus of auditing organization for carrying out audit of annual accounting (financial) accounts of National Bank;

approval of the annual statement of National Bank by the President of the Republic of Belarus.

4. Main objectives of activities of National Bank are:

maintenance of price stability;

ensuring banking system stability of the Republic of Belarus;

ensuring effective, reliable and safe functioning of payment system.

5. Profit earning is not main objective of activities of National Bank.

Chapter 2. Status of National Bank

6. The National Bank is legal entity, has seal with the image of the State Emblem of the Republic of Belarus and text "National Bank of the Republic of Belarus". Its full name:

in Russian - National Bank of the Republic of Belarus;

in Belarusian - Natsyyanalna Belarus Respubliki bank;

in English - National Bank of the Republic of Belarus.

7. The National Bank consists of central office, structural divisions which are in the territory of the Republic of Belarus and beyond its limits.

8. Head departments on areas, training center, settlement center treat structural divisions of National Bank.

Structural divisions of National Bank act on the basis of the provisions approved by Board of National Bank.

9. The National Bank has the right in coordination with the President of the Republic of Belarus to create the organizations necessary for ensuring the activities.

The organizations of National Bank act on the basis of the charters approved by the Board of directors of National Bank.

10. Location of central office of National Bank:

Prospekt Nezavisimosti, 20,

220008, Minsk,

Republic of Belarus.

Chapter 3. Functions of National Bank

11. The National Bank is effective within the powers conferred to it by the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, the Bank code of the Republic of Belarus, other legal acts, this Charter.

12. The National Bank performs the following functions:

develops the Main directions of monetary policy of the Republic of Belarus and together with the Government of the Republic of Belarus provides carrying out single monetary policy of the Republic of Belarus according to the procedure, established by legal acts of the Republic of Belarus;

performs the transactions necessary for accomplishment of main objectives of activities of National Bank;

is last resort lender for banks, performing their refinancing;

performs currency issue;

performs issue (issue) of securities of National Bank, determines procedure for issue, the address and repayment of securities of National Bank in coordination with the republican state body performing state regulation of the security market;

creates gold stock and fund of gemstones of the State fund of precious metals and gemstones of the Republic of Belarus and exercises operational management of them within the competence;

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