On 21 November 2007, in Moscow, within the framework of the Banker's Day annual ceremony organized by Itogi magazine together with Fitch rating agency, "Big money" prize was awarded for professional achievements in the sphere of finance. VTB Bank became the winner in the nomination "Bank of the Year in Corporate Lending". Andrey Kostin, VTB Chairman and CEO received the prize on behalf of VTB.
The Banker's day 2007 ceremony was organized together with the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs. The winners were chosen through questioning, where more than 80 heads of financial institutions took part.
At the ceremony of prize awarding Andrey Kostin thanked his colleagues for the recognition of VTB's activity. "Under the current financial market environment, advantages and disadvantages of the companies working in the banking sector are seen more clearly. As for VTB, I am glad that the Bank's activities in 2007 were truly appreciated. Working with corporate customers has traditionally been a priority task for VTB Group. We intend to further maintain our efforts in this sector. I am also pleased that our work in the retail banking was appreciated today. Thus, VTB24 was recognized the best in the sphere of retail services," - said Andrey Kostin.
Among the participants in the ceremony were Aleksei Kudrin, Russian Minister of Finance, Aleksei Ulyukaev, First Deputy Chairman of the Bank of Russia, Alexander Shokhin, President of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, and representatives of other ministries and authorities.