Bank of Cyprus confirms big losses for major depositors

NICOSIA, March 30 Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:18am EDT

NICOSIA, March 30 (Reuters) - Big depositors in Cypriot lender Bank of Cyprus will get shares in the bank worth just 37.5 percent of their deposits over 100,000 euros, the country's central bank confirmed on Saturday.

About 22.5 percent of deposits over 100,000 euros will attract no interest, the bank said in a decree. The remaining 40 percent will continue to attract interest, but will not be repaid unless the bank does well, it said.

The statement confirmed the details of the plan given to Reuters on Friday by sources with knowledge of the terms.