Communiqué of Narodowy Bank Polski on the settlement of the agreement on the exchange of hryvnia for Polish zloty.
Narodowy Bank Polski announces that on 28 September 2022 the final settlement took place with the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) of the agreement concluded on 18 March 2022 on the exchange of the Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH) for the Polish zloty. Pursuant to this agreement, on the request of Narodowy Bank Polski, in selected branches of PKO Bank Polski from 25 March to 9 September 2022, refugees from Ukraine were able to exchange hryvnia for Polish zloty under certain conditions and at a rate set by the NBU. Almost 103,000 citizens of Ukraine took advantage of this possibility, exchanging a total of UAH 728 million for PLN 98 million. The value of the average exchange operation was UAH 7,000 (with a maximum limit of UAH 10,000).
All the exchanged hryvnias were transferred by PKO Bank Polski to the regional branches of NBP and were then settled at the exchange rate set by the NBU. All the UAH currency purchased in this way was then sold to the NBU at the same exchange rate. Thus, the mutual financial settlements of all the parties involved in the exchange of hryvnia for Polish zloty for the needs of refugees from Ukraine have been completed.