KEY FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS OF OJSC "VTB-LEASING" FOR 9 MONTHS OF 2008:
Consolidated leasing portfolio (amount of clients' obligations under their leasing contracts less amounts of leasing payments already made) including transactions of OJSC "VTB-Leasing" and its subsidiaries at the end of nine months of 2008 reached US$7 billion.
The key segments of the Company's leasing portfolio as of the end of 9 months 2008 were:
According to studies published by the European federation of national leasing associations (LEASEUROPE) OJSC "VTB-Leasing" occupies the 21st position in the 2007 annual ranking of Europe`s top 100 leasing companies (VTB-Leasing moved up from the 42nd place it had in 2006).
Mr. Andrey Konoplev, General Director and member of the Board of Directors of OJSC "VTB-Leasing", commented: "Our key clients are the leading Russian companies - and naturally they felt the strong impact of the global economic crisis. The growth of the Company's performance indicators for 9 months of 2008 indicates the correct choice of strategy of the Company's development in the environment of global financial crisis. Our objective for 2009 is to retain our leadership position in the leasing services market and to firmly adhere to all our prior commitments."
Mr. Andrey Kostin, President and chairman of the board of Bank VTB, noted: "In our opinion the Government of the Russian Federation has rapidly and efficiently responded to the crisis. VTB - in its capacity as a conduit of state assistance - is actively supporting the key sectors of the national economy. Current results of our operations show that we are able to fulfill that objective while keeping efficient control over the Bank's expenses and risks and while developing our Bank's business, leading to growth of the Bank's shareholder value. We are confident that in spite of the difficult economic situation we are forming new and deepening existing client relationships - thus building a foundation for further strengthening of our Bank's positions when the economic situation comes back to normal."
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Information About VTB-Leasing
OJSC "VTB-Leasing" is a universal leasing company.
VTB-Leasing is the leader in the leasing services market and has strong competitive positions in main segments of its market.
VTB-Leasing was founded in June 2002. JSC Bank VTB is the sole shareholder of OJSC VTB. VTB-Leasing has charter capital of 620 million rubles.
Presently VTB-Leasing has 11 regional branches in Russian Federation and 3 subsidiaries in the CIS countries (Ukraine, Belarus and Armenia). It is one of the leading Russian leasing companies offering a broad range of leasing services and operating both in Russia and abroad.
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