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Bank of Lithuania
Lietuvos Bankas (Lithuanian)
Bank of Lithuania headquarters in Gediminas Avenue, built by the order of Józef Montwiłł in 1889-1891 Commemorative Litas coin dedicated to 75th of the Bank of Lithuania (portrait of Vladas Jurgutis)
Bank of Lithuania headquarters in Gediminas Avenue, built by the order of Józef Montwiłł in 1889-1891 Commemorative Litas coin dedicated to 75th of the Bank of Lithuania (portrait of Vladas Jurgutis)
Headquarters Vilnius
Established 27 September 1922 [1]
Chairman Reinoldijus Šarkinas
Central Bank of Lithuania
Currency Lithuanian litas
ISO 4217 Code LTL
Website (Lithuanian) (English) The Bank of Lithuania
Preceded by Bank Polski i Litewski (1768)

The Bank of Lithuania (Lithuanian: Lietuvos Bankas) is the central bank of the Republic of Lithuania. The Bank of Lithuania is a non-Eurozone member of the European System of Central Banks. The chairman of the bank is Reinoldijus Šarkinas.

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Primary functions

According to the Bank's official website, the Bank of Lithuania performs these primary functions:

  • maintaining price stability.
  • issuing Lithuania's currency, the Lithuanian litas.
  • formulating and implementing the monetary policy.
  • determining and announcing the exchange rate of the Lithuanian litas.
  • acting as an agent of the State Treasury.

Management and structure

The Bank is governed by a board consisting of a chairperson, two deputy chairpersons and two members.

According to The Bank of Lithuania official website, it is managed by eleven departments: Economics, Statistics, Market Operations, Credit Institutions Supervision, International Relations, Payment Systems, Cash, Accounting, Information Technology, General Services and Security; six autonomous divisions (Internal Audit, Legal, Organisation and Personnel, General and Public Relations, Risk Management), and Bank of Lithuania Branches in Kaunas and Klaipėda.

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Coordinates: 54°41′10″N 25°17′00″E / 54.68611°N 25.2833333°E / 54.68611; 25.2833333

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