28. Non-current assets held for sale

Accounting policies

As non-current assets held for sale the Group classifies only assets available for immediate sale in the current condition, when such sale is highly probable, i.e. the entity has determined to sell the asset, started to seek actively for a buyer and finish the sale process. In addition, such assets are offered for sale at a price which is reasonable with respect to their current fair value and it is expected that the sale will be recognised as completed within one year from the date of classification of the asset into this category.

These assets are recognised at the lower of their carrying amount and fair value less costs to sell. Impairment allowances on non-current assets held for sale are recognised in the income statement for the period in which the allowances were made. Amortization is not charged on assets classified to this category.

When the classification criteria to this category are no longer met, the Bank reclassifies them from non-current assets held for sale to appropriate other asset categories. Non-current assets withdrawn from assets held for sale are measured at the lower of: 1) the carrying amount from before the moment of their classification to non-current assets held for sale, less amortization/depreciation that would have been recorded had the asset (or disposal group) not been classified as held for sale, 2) the recoverable amount as at the date of the decision to discontinue the sale.

Financial information

Non-current assets held for sale31.12.201631.12.2015
Land and buildings14.3217.4
Total 14.4 220.0