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Alfa-Bank comments on the downgrading of the long-term counterparty credit rating by the agency Standard & Poor’s
19 December 2008Alfa-Bank comments on the downgrading of the long-term counterparty credit rating by the agency Standard & Poor’s — Moscow, Russia
Standard & Poor’s lowered the long-term counterparty credit rating on Alfa-Bank to ’BB-’ from ’BB’ and its Russia national scale rating to ’ruAA-’ from ’ruAA’
Alfa-Direct clients can now trade Eurobonds and ADRs
19 December 2008Alfa-Direct clients can now trade Eurobonds and ADRs —
Alfa-Bank buys a controlling stake in Severnaya Kazna
02 December 2008Alfa-Bank buys a controlling stake in Severnaya Kazna — Moscow, Russia
In cooperation with the Russian Central Bank and the State Agency for Deposit Insurance, Alfa-Bank will work to strengthen Severnaya Kazna’s position in the Urals banking market.
Alfa-Bank to Participate in State Support of Pension Savings Program
19 November 2008Alfa-Bank to Participate in State Support of Pension Savings Program — Moscow, Russia
The bank is now able to offer its customers the opportunity to take part in the state co-financing system of additional contribution to the cumulative part of work pensions.
Alfa-Bank’s Clients Donated Million Rubles to the Life-Line Fund
12 November 2008Alfa-Bank’s Clients Donated Million Rubles to the Life-Line Fund — Moscow, Russia
On November 12, the total sum of the charity donations made by Alfa-Bank’s clients to the Life-Line Fund for saving the life of critically ill children topped one million rubles.
Alfa-Bank Conference: «The Russian Banking Sector: Meeting the Global Challenge»
05 November 2008Alfa-Bank Conference: «The Russian Banking Sector: Meeting the Global Challenge»  —
Representatives of the business structure spoke about the latest trends in the banking sector and presented their forecasts of future developments. During roundtable discussions and briefings journalists were able to put questions to the speakers.
Johann Jonah Elected Chairman of the Board of Directors at Alfa–Bank
01 November 2008Johann Jonah Elected Chairman of the Board of Directors at Alfa–Bank — Moscow
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visits Alfa-Bank
22 October 2008Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visits Alfa-Bank — Novosibirsk, Russia
It was Mr. Putin’s first visit to a branch of a private Russian bank. Mr. Putin met Alfa-Bank’s President Petr Aven and the Bank’s top management representatives.
Viktor Shkipin appointed Head of Alfa-Bank’s Marketing Department
17 October 2008Viktor Shkipin appointed Head of Alfa-Bank’s Marketing Department — Moscow, Russia
Mr. Shkipin was Product Development Director for Retail at Alfa-Bank, and in the near future he will oversee both operations.
Alfa-Bank and the Said Business School at Oxford University have announced that the 2008 Alfa-Bank Award for Excellence in Foreign Investment in Russia has gone to Intel
13 October 2008Alfa-Bank and the Said Business School at Oxford University have announced that the 2008 Alfa-Bank Award for Excellence in Foreign Investment in Russia has gone to Intel — Moscow, Russia
The Award honors foreign firms that successfully conduct business in Russia, while at the same time contributing to a broader improvement in Russia’s business culture and society as a whole.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Meets Alfa Group Chairman Mikhail Fridman
07 October 2008Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Meets Alfa Group Chairman Mikhail Fridman — Moscow, Russia
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Meets Alfa-Bank President Petr Aven to Discuss Financial Market Situation
25 September 2008Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Meets Alfa-Bank President Petr Aven to Discuss Financial Market Situation — Moscow, Russia
Mr Aven updated Prime Minister Putin on Alfa-Bank’s development, and in particular on the implementation of a number of investments projects both in Russia and abroad.
Vision Solutions’ Customer Alfa-Bank Honored for IT Innovation
25 September 2008Vision Solutions’ Customer Alfa-Bank Honored for IT Innovation — Moscow, Russia
Alfa-Bank Announcement on DPR Notes Series 2006-A, B, and C and 2007-A and B issued by Alfa Diversified Payment Rights Finance Company  S. A. under its Secured Debt Issuance Program
24 September 2008Alfa-Bank Announcement on DPR Notes Series 2006-A, B, and C and 2007-A and B issued by Alfa Diversified Payment Rights Finance Company  S. A. under its Secured Debt Issuance Program — Moscow, Russia
Alfa-Bank announces that Standard & Poor’s (“S&P”) has assigned a BBB- (BBB minus) rating to Alfa Diversified Payment Rights Company  S. A.
Alfa-Bank to Finance Acquisition of 100% Stake in Ikarbus AD (Serbia)
24 September 2008Alfa-Bank to Finance Acquisition of 100% Stake in Ikarbus AD (Serbia) — Moscow, Russia
Alfa-Bank announces financial results for the First Half 2008
22 September 2008Alfa-Bank announces financial results for the First Half 2008 — Moscow, Russia
During the first six months of 2008 Alfa-Banking Group demonstrated significant growth of its total assets to USD 28.9 billion, up 27.3% from USD 22.7 billion at the end of 2007.
Alfa-Bank’s customers to make charitable donations to the Life Line Charity free of charge
15 September 2008Alfa-Bank’s customers to make charitable donations to the Life Line Charity free of charge — Moscow, Russia
Johann Jonach appointed CEO of Alfa-Banking Group
09 September 2008Johann Jonach appointed CEO of Alfa-Banking Group — Moscow, Russia
Alfa-Bank has announced the appointment of Johann Jonach as CEO of Alfa-Banking Group. The Group incorporates five banks: in Russia, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Kazakhstan and Belarus.
Alfa-Bank — Best Customer Experience Index
04 September 2008Alfa-Bank — Best Customer Experience Index — Russia, Moscow
The survey analyzed five areas contributing to customer experience: brand identification, marketing strategy efficiency, how comfortable customers felt in the bank’s branches, products and services offered and how focused the bank is on the customer.
Alfa-Bank is honored with Elite Quality Recognition Award
03 September 2008Alfa-Bank is honored with Elite Quality Recognition Award — Moscow, Russia
Global Finance Names Alfa-Bank the World’s Best Internet Banks in Central & Eastern Europe 2008
19 August 2008Global Finance Names Alfa-Bank the World’s Best Internet Banks in Central & Eastern Europe 2008 — New York, USA
Alfa Bank Equity Research website expands its geographical coverage
18 August 2008Alfa Bank Equity Research website expands its geographical coverage  — Kazakhstan and Ukraine
The Alfa-Bank Equity Research website, which previously was limited to companies in Russia, now offers two new sections covering Kazakhstan and Ukraine.
The Alfa-Bank will finance the solar industry component production project
12 August 2008The Alfa-Bank will finance the solar industry component production project — Moscow, Russia
Vision Solutions’ Customer Alfa-Bank Honored for IT Innovation
12 August 2008Vision Solutions’ Customer Alfa-Bank Honored for IT Innovation — Irvine, USA
Alfa-Bank Launches Factoring Financing Program
17 July 2008Alfa-Bank Launches Factoring Financing Program — Moscow, Russia
Alfa-Bank offers factoring financing against the assignment of a monetary claim.
Euromoney recognizes Alfa-Bank as Best Bank in Russia for 2nd year in a row
14 July 2008Euromoney recognizes Alfa-Bank as Best Bank in Russia for 2nd year in a row — Moscow, Russia
Martin Born, Euromoney’s director for Russia and the CIS, presented the award to Petr Aven, President of Alfa-Bank, on July 14.
Alfa-Bank Analysts Nominated Among Best Equity Analysts of 2007
03 July 2008Alfa-Bank Analysts Nominated Among Best Equity Analysts of 2007 — Moscow, Russia
In a recent survey by RBC Rating, Alfa-Bank analysts were ranked among the best in their field in almost all categories.
On-Line Press Conference of PR Director Leonid Ignat “The Concept NEXT of the Financial Style of the 21st Century” on Alfa-Bank’s Website
26 June 2008On-Line Press Conference of PR Director Leonid Ignat “The Concept NEXT of the Financial Style of the 21st Century” on Alfa-Bank’s Website — Moscow, Russia
At the conference Leonid Ignat answered the questions regarding the promotion of brands and banking services and spoke about the advanced methods of promotion of VIP services, the strategy of the work with regional mass media and the top management’s approach to the dialog with journalists.
Alfa-Bank and Alfa-Bank Capital Ukraine host the Fifth Ukrainian Investment Forum
05 June 2008Alfa-Bank and Alfa-Bank Capital Ukraine host the Fifth Ukrainian Investment Forum — Kiev, Ukraine
Every year the forum is attended by business leaders and prominent political figures, including the largest portfolio investors.
Alfa-Bank comments on Moody’s press release related to the DPR Notes issued by Alfa DPR Finance Company  S. A. (Series 2006-A, Series 2006-B, Series 2006-C, Series 2007-A and Series 2007-B (the “DPR Notes”))
22 May 2008Alfa-Bank comments on Moody’s press release related to the DPR Notes issued by Alfa DPR Finance Company  S. A. (Series 2006-A, Series 2006-B, Series 2006-C, Series 2007-A and Series 2007-B (the “DPR Notes”))  — New York, USA
On 22 May 2008, Moody’s Investors Service, Inc. (“Moody’s”) issued a Global Credit Research Announcement (the “GCRA”) to indicate that Moody’s will be reviewing potential amendments (to be proposed by Alfa-Bank) to the structure of the DPR Notes/DPR Programme (the “Structural Amendments”).
Alumni Event of the Alfa Fellowship Programme
07 May 2008Alumni Event of the Alfa Fellowship Programme — Washington, USA
More than fifty Alfa Fellowship programme Fellows, alumni, and friends gathered on the evening of May 7 to celebrate the second annual Alfa Fellowship Alumni Event.
Alfa-Bank announces financial results for 2007
29 April 2008Alfa-Bank announces financial results for 2007 — Moscow, Russia
In the reporting period Alfa-Banking Group recorded strong growth of its total assets to US$ 22.7 billion. Net profit after tax grew by 33.2% to US$ 253.5 million.
Confidence in the Future!
28 April 2008Confidence in the Future! — Moscow, Russia
Alfa-Bank is proud to announce the launch of the Equity Research section of its corporate website www.alfabank.com/research.
Alfa Bank’s A-Club branch in Barvikha, Moscow, will host an exclusive exhibition of paintings from Sotheby’s
23 April 2008Alfa Bank’s A-Club branch in Barvikha, Moscow, will host an exclusive exhibition of paintings from Sotheby’s — Moscow, Russia
There will be more than 30 unique works of contemporary art on display, including works by Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst, Richard Prince, Takashi Murakami, Eric Bulatov and others.
Alfa-Bank’s senior analyst Konstantin Batunin will hold an Internet conference “Stagnation of oil production in Russia as an impetus to change the industry tax!”
14 April 2008Alfa-Bank’s senior analyst Konstantin Batunin will hold an Internet conference “Stagnation of oil production in Russia as an impetus to change the industry tax!” — Moscow, Russia
On 17 April, Thursday, from 17.00 to 18.00 hrs (Moscow time) an online conference will be held on the Bank’s intranet portal.
Global Finance has named Alfa-Bank the Best Bank in three categories, in its ranking “Russia’s best banks and companies 2008”
09 April 2008Global Finance has named Alfa-Bank the Best Bank in three categories, in its ranking “Russia’s best banks and companies 2008” — New York, USA
The rankings will be published in an exclusive survey in the June 2008 issue. The winners will be honored at an awards ceremony in London on April 21st.
Global Finance names the world’s best emerging market banks in Central and Eastern Europe 2008
07 April 2008Global Finance names the world’s best emerging market banks in Central and Eastern Europe 2008 — New York, USA
Global Finance editors-with input from industry analysts, corporate executives and banking consultants-selected the best emerging market bank in the region and in 21 countries.
Alfa-Bank’s senior analyst Alexander Kornilov will hold an Internet conference “Closing Stage of the Electric Power Industry Reform: What to Look At?”
02 April 2008Alfa-Bank’s senior analyst Alexander Kornilov will hold an Internet conference “Closing Stage of the Electric Power Industry Reform: What to Look At?” — Moscow, Russia
On 3 April 2008, from 16.00 to 17.00 hrs (Moscow time) an online conference will be held on the Bank’s intranet portal (Alfa-Direct).
Alfa-Bank arranges first-ever placement of exchange-traded bonds, a new financial instrument in Russia
25 March 2008Alfa-Bank arranges first-ever placement of exchange-traded bonds, a new financial instrument in Russia —
The bonds — for RBC Information Systems — were successfully placed on March 25, 2008 on the MICEX Stock Exchange.
Alfa-Bank’s analysts: mortgage lending will mature in the regions
21 March 2008Alfa-Bank’s analysts: mortgage lending will mature in the regions — Moscow, Russia
We believe that the demand for mortgage will grow thanks to the regions as the Moscow prices are unreasonably high.
The SME lending market will see its volumes more than double by the year 2010 and reach $80-90 billion
20 March 2008The SME lending market will see its volumes more than double by the year 2010 and reach $80-90 billion — Moscow, Russia
In the next two years growth rates in the local SME lending sector will reach 70-100% per year.
We welcome you to join us on Alfa-Bank’s web site for the Internet conference «SME Lending: The Next Big Thing in Banking Services?»
18 March 2008We welcome you to join us on Alfa-Bank’s web site for the Internet conference «SME Lending: The Next Big Thing in Banking Services?» — Moscow, Russia
On March 19, 2008, Alfa-Bank’s web site will be hosting an Internet conference with Csaba Zentai, the bank’s director for the development of SME corporate business.
The Alfa-Bank Annual Summit in the Alps
11 March 2008The Alfa-Bank Annual Summit in the Alps — Gstaad, Switzerland
Alfa-Bank held its fourth Summit in the Alps, on March 7-8.
Alfa-Bank’s senior analyst Angelika Henkel will hold a conference “Life after Elections: Future Development of the Russian Equity Market”
05 March 2008Alfa-Bank’s senior analyst Angelika Henkel will hold a conference “Life after Elections: Future Development of the Russian Equity Market” — Moscow, Russia
On 7 March 2008, at 12.00 hrs Alfa-Bank presents an on-line conference “Life after Elections”.
Chairman of the Executive Board and Acting CEO of Alfa-Bank Rushan Khvesyuk Voted Businessman of the Year 2007
21 February 2008Chairman of the Executive Board and Acting CEO of Alfa-Bank Rushan Khvesyuk Voted Businessman of the Year 2007 — Moscow, Russia
This title is given to the Bank’s top manager for his achievements in the development and implementation of innovation technologies, and for his successful efforts in the efficient development of the banking network.
Alfa-Bank receives Super Brand Award for the third time
13 February 2008Alfa-Bank receives Super Brand Award for the third time — Moscow, Russia
The Bank was named as the leader in two categories — in consumer and inter-corporate business.
Alfa-Bank made 4.5 bn RUR Auto Loans under GM Finance Program
13 February 2008Alfa-Bank made 4.5 bn RUR Auto Loans under GM Finance Program — Moscow, Russia
Alfa-Bank and General Motors CIS announced first-year results of their joint program on auto lending — GM Finance.
Alfa-Bank starts providing clearing and settlement services in the wholesale electric power market
05 February 2008Alfa-Bank starts providing clearing and settlement services in the wholesale electric power market — Moscow, Russia
Alfa-Bank became the provider of clearing and settlement services to the electric power wholesale market participants in different price zones as an authorized lending agency.
Global Finance names Alfa-Bank Best Bank in Russia for 2008 in the Category: Trade Finance 
04 February 2008Global Finance names Alfa-Bank Best Bank in Russia for 2008 in the Category: Trade Finance  — New York, USA
Global Finance editors — with input from industry analysts, corporate executives and technology experts — selected the best trade finance provider in 57 countries or regions.
Alfa-Bank promotes Petr Smida to head its Board of Directors
01 February 2008Alfa-Bank promotes Petr Smida to head its Board of Directors — Moscow, Russia
In his new role, Smida will coordinate the activities of Board of Directors in setting the overall strategic direction of the bank.
Transneft — Alfa-Bank Dispute Resolved
29 January 2008Transneft — Alfa-Bank Dispute Resolved — Moscow, Russia
OJSC “AK Transneft” and OJSC “Alfa-Bank” have announced the resolution of their disagreement related to the transfer of Transneft funds to OJSC “Sberbank”.