(Corrects shortfall in paragraph 1 to 262.9 mln euros from 269.2 mln)
SOFIA, July 26 (Reuters) - Bulgaria’s fourth largest lender First Investment Bank said on Friday it had already secured 130 million euros to prop up its capital after the European Central Bank found a 262.9 million euro shortfall.
The ECB carried out a comprehensive assessment on six Bulgarian banks and found capital shortfalls at First Investment Bank and another small bank that it would now help supervise, a preliminary step in Sofia’s efforts to join the euro zone.
Fibank said in a statement it would address the 133 million euros with its profit, by de-risking of its credit portfolio and other measures. (Reporting by Tsvetelia Tsolova; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)