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22 December 2006Global Finance names Alfa-Bank Best Trade Finance Bank in Russia — New York, USA
Alfa-Bank Heads the List of Ten Largest Retail Banks in Moscow for its Top-quality Client Service
21 December 2006Alfa-Bank Heads the List of Ten Largest Retail Banks in Moscow for its Top-quality Client Service — Moscow, Russia
According to an independent survey published by the consumer magazine Imeesh Pravo (“You Have the Right”) and Nextep Promotion, a marketing & communications agency, Alfa-Bank heads the list of the ten largest retail banks operating in Moscow for its high-level services with a total rating of 85.3%.
20 December 2006Alfa-Group raises its stake in Amtel-Vredestein — Moscow, Russia
19 December 2006Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services raised Alfa-Bank long-term rating to BB — Moscow, Russia
15 December 2006Alfa-Bank completed a US $340 million Trade-Related Term Syndicated Loan — Moscow, Russia
11 December 2006Alfa-Bank Completes the Second Issue under its Diversified Payment Rights Securitization Program — Moscow, Russia
05 December 2006Dmitri Loukashov joins the Alfa-Bank research team as Senior Oil & Gas Analyst, Head of Kazakh Equity Research — Moscow, Russia
05 December 2006Csaba Zentai Appointed Director for the development of SME business of Alfa-Bank — Moscow, Russia
05 December 2006Alfa-Bank and Russian NPO OboronReformProekt set up a joint company PatriotCapital — Moscow, Russia
05 December 2006Alfa-Bank President Meets with Indonesian President Yudhoyono — Moscow, Russia
28 November 2006Alfa-Bank sponsors the prestigious “December Nights” Music Festival at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow — Moscow, Russia
The annual «December Nights» Festival at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, perhaps Russia’s most prestigious musical event and crown jewel of the Moscow winter art season, marks its 25th anniversary this year.
20 November 2006Leonid Ignat Appointed Director for Communications and PR of Alfa-Bank — Moscow, Russia
15 November 2006Alfa-Bank and the Russian Federal Agency for Atomic Energy (Rosatom) sign cooperation agreement — Moscow, Russia
The Director of the Russian Federal Agency for Atomic Energy (Rosatom) Sergey Kirienko and Alfa-Bank President Peter Aven have signed an agreement to organize a financing program for the development of atomic power and industry.
10 November 2006Alfa-Bank analyst says Retail Lending Priority shifted to Mortgage and Credit Cards in the First Half of 2006 — Moscow, Russia
Natalia Orlova, chief economist and macroeconomic and banking researcher at Alfa-Bank, noted demand seemed to be shifted to credit cards, which posted a 300% YTD increase.
10 November 2006Alfa-Bank increases maximum mortgage loan up to $500,000 — Moscow, Russia
10 November 2006Alfa-Bank ranked the Best Bank in Russian Brand Rating 2006 — Moscow, Russia
Interbrand Zintzmeyer & Lux AG and BusinessWeek Russia have presented their second ranking of the most valuable Russian brands. Alfa-Bank rated first among banks with an overall ranking of eleventh among the 200 most prominent national companies.
06 November 2006Alfa-Bank and Global Securities take partnership role in Investment Forum in London focused exclusively on the Russian, Turkish and Kazakh markets — UK, London
Alfa-Bank and Global Securities took the lead partnership role in the Investment Forum “The Eurasian Connection: Regional Prospects in Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkey”.
02 November 2006Alfa-Bank takes lead role in Energy Investment Forum in London — London, UK
01 November 2006Alfa-Bank and General Motors CIS launch a joint auto lending program “GM Finance” in Russia — Moscow, Russia
31 October 2006Alfa-Bank placed DON-Stroy debut LPN issue — Moscow, Russia
31 October 2006Export-Import Bank of Korea increases Alfa-Bank’s credit line to USD 100 million — Moscow, Russia
Alfa-Bank and Export-Import Bank of Korea have signed an agreement to increase a credit line to USD 100 million from USD 80 million.
23 October 2006Alfa-Bank held a conference entitled “Russian Banking Sector: The Outlook for the Future” — Moscow, Russia
17 October 2006Alfa-Bank, Renault Taxi, VimpelCom and VISA team up for mobile credit card terminals — Moscow, Russia
16 October 2006Nine New Alfa Fellows arrive in Russia, meet with Alfa-Bank CEO Peter Smida — Moscow, Russia
The fourth group of young professionals from the United States arrived in Moscow and met with Petr Smida, CEO of Alfa-Bank and William Burns, the US Ambassador to Russia.
12 October 2006Alfa-Bank announced strong results in the first half of 2006 — Moscow, Russia
03 October 2006Alfa-Bank has closed its US$400 Million 3-Year Eurobond Issue — Moscow, Russia
27 September 2006Alfa-Bank comments on media speculation in regard to disposal of shares in CTC Media — Moscow, Russia
19 September 2006Alfa-Bank completed a US $220 million Short-Term Trade-Related Term Club Loan Facility — Moscow, Russia
18 September 2006Alfa-Bank and Aeroflot Programme win the MasterCard 2006 European Co-Brand Partners of the Year Award — Moscow, Russia
01 September 2006Alfa-Bank’s analytical study of the Russian mortgage lending market — Moscow, Russia
Natalia Orlova, Chief Economist at Alfa-Bank, has published a special analytical study «Mortgage Market Moves to the Forefront».
29 August 2006Alfa-Bank announces the opening of three mortgage-lending centers and the launch of an advertising campaign in national and regional mass media — Moscow, Russia
Alfa-Bank announces the opening of three mortgage-lending centers in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod and the launch of an advertising campaign in national and regional mass media.
16 August 2006Alfa-Bank’s Depository AAA Rating Reaffirmed — Moscow, Russia
According to 2005 year-end results, the fund for financial research development “Infrastructure Institute” (INFI) in cooperation with the Russian Professional Association of Registers, Transfer-Agents and Depositories (PARTAD) has reaffirmed Alfa-Bank’s depository rating at the very high level of AAA.
10 August 2006Petr Aven, President of Alfa-Bank, told President Putin the banking system was stable — Moscow, Russia
Alfa-Bank has appointed Barry Schumaker new telecoms analyst
20 July 2006Alfa-Bank has appointed Barry Schumaker new telecoms analyst — Moscow, Russia
20 July 2006Alfa-Bank Issues 2005 Annual and Social Reports — Moscow, Russia
19 July 2006Alfa-Bank acted as an agent and organizer of an auction to sell a 100% equity stake in Taymirenergo owned by RAO “UES of Russia” — Moscow, Russia
Alfa-Bank opens a new version of its corporate site
18 July 2006Alfa-Bank opens a new version of its corporate site — Moscow, Russia
17 July 2006Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded Alfa-Bank’s Financial Strength Rating — Moscow, Russia
06 July 2006Petr Aven, Alfa-Bank President, and Top Executives from Russian and multinational corporations address the challenge of raising business standards in Russia — London, UK
Petr Aven, Alfa-Bank President, and Top business leaders from Russian and multinational corporations met in London in July 26 to review challenges to investment in Russia.
05 July 2006Alfa-Bank Takes the Leading Spot in the Top 20 Best IT Banks in Russia 2006 — Moscow, Russia
28 June 2006Mikhail Fridman, Chairman of Alfa-Bank Board of Directors, met with a group of Alfa Chance program scholars — Moscow, Russia
20 June 2006Alfa-Bank and the Lauder Institute presented Deutsche Bank the 2006 Annual Award for Excellence in Foreign Investment in Russia — Moscow, Russia
01 June 2006Alfa-Bank completed a US $438 million Trade-Related Term Syndicated Loan, the biggest Syndicated Loan ever for a Russian private bank — Moscow, Russia
31 May 2006Alfa-Bank honored in NAUFOR’s Elite of the Securities Market Awards — Moscow, Russia
The National Association of Securities Market Participants (NAUFOR) has presented its Elite of the Securities Market Awards, held every year for members of NAUFOR. A nationwide jury chose the winners from among 20 nominees. Alfa-Bank won a special award for Broadening Investment Horizons.
26 May 2006Alfa-Bank and Mikhail Fridman today expressed their disappointment at the High Court of England and Wales’ decision — Moscow, Russia
Mr Fridman and Alfa-Bank are considering whether to appeal.
25 May 2006Alfa Bank speaks on Investment Opportunities in Kazakhstan — Astana, Kazakhstan
23 May 2006Alfa Banking Group reported record growth in the first quarter of 2006 — Moscow, Russia
In the first quarter of 2006 based on unaudited management IFRS figures, Alfa Banking Group continued to post solid balance sheet growth. Total assets of the Group increased by 5.4% from the year end 2005 breaking the US$ 10 billion mark for the first time in company history.
26 April 2006Alfa-Bank enhances corporate website with launch of new Investor Relations section to provide ease of access to financial and business information — Moscow, Russia
24 April 2006Alfa-Bank President Peter Aven says “Russia’s favorable economic trend should translate into more equal revenue distribution and stronger investment growth in order to reduce vulnerability to oil price trends”. — London, UK
Speaking at the 9th Annual Russian Economic Forum in London, 24 April 2006, Peter Aven, President of Alfa-Bank, noted that the major rise of Russian financial market indices, which have significantly outperformed other markets in recent years, underscored the country’s strong growth potential.
13 April 2006Alfa-Bank announces record financial results for 2005 — Moscow, Russia
Alfa-Banking Group, which embodies Alfa-Bank and its subsidiaries, today reported a significant increase of net profit after tax of 17.8% to US$ 180.6 mln up from US$ 153.2 mln in 2004 based on the audited financial results for the full year 2005.
10 April 2006Alfa Capital Markets (UK) has been appointed Corporate Broker to Cardinal Resources plc. — UK, London
Alfa Capital Markets, the London-based, FSA-regulated arm of Alfa Bank’s investment banking business, has been appointed Corporate Broker to Cardinal Resources plc., an independent oil and gas production and exploration company operating in Ukraine, with effect from 6th April 2006.
05 April 2006Alfa Bank has completed the Country’s First Securitisation of Diversified Payment Rights with a US $ 350 million Deal — Moscow, Russia
On March 30, 2006 Alfa-Bank has successfully closed its debut Series 2006-A Notes, a $350 million issue from Alfa Diversified Payment Rights (DPR) Finance Company  S. A.
30 March 2006Alfa-Bank has appointed Ronald Smith as Head of Research — Moscow, Russia
Ronald Smith has been appointed as the Head of Research of Alfa-Bank. The Bank’s Fixed Income and Equity research team forms the core of its expertise in monitoring current developments and valuating investment opportunities in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
28 February 2006New Group of Alfa Fellows Meets with Alfa Bank Chairman Mikhail Fridman — Moscow, Russia
15 February 2006Alfa-Bank has appointed Andrew Baxter and Tomasz Kazmierowski as Members of the Executive Board of the Bank — Moscow, Russia
13 February 2006Alfa-Bank to Sponsor Ballet Gala at the Royal Opera House in London — London, UK
Alfa-Bank, a Trustee of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, sponsored a ballet Gala at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London on February 12, 2006 to pay tribute to Maya Plisetskaya, the glorious and blazing assoluta of the Bolshoi Ballet.
01 February 2006Alfa-Bank conducted a rating agency selection to provide rating services — Moscow, Russia
Today Alfa-Bank has closed a rating services tender
which has been held between three leading international rating agencies — Standard & Poor’s Rating Services, Moody’s Investors Services and Fitch Ratings Ltd.
31 January 2006Alfa-Bank has announced the appointment of Rafael Nagapetiants as Managing Director, Head of the Corporate Finance Department — Moscow, Russia
Rafael Nagapetiants joined Alfa-Bank to lead the Bank's Corporate Finance Department. The major emphasis of the department is offering services for Russian and foreign clients in financial consulting on Mergers & Acquisitions.
26 January 2006Time to travel with a new Alfa Bank card! —
Alfa Bank, Aeroflot and MasterCard announced today the launch of a new service for travel-lovers, a co-brand card. This service will bring a new range of benefits to Alfa Bank and Aeroflot clients.
23 January 2006Mikhail Fridman, Chairman of Alfa Group, speaks on Investment Opportunities and Perceptions of Business at Alfa-Bank’s Third Ukrainian Investment Forum in Kiev — Kiev, Ukraine
19 January 2006Urgent Disclaimer — Moscow, Russia
Alfa-Bank has been made aware of a fraudulent report dated January 18, 2006 entitled “The Future of Russia from the Investors and World Policymaker’s Viewpoint” ostensibly issued by Alfa-Bank’s research department in New York.