A group of VTB officials has met with the bank’s shareholders and clients in Nizhny Novgorod to discuss the basics of working on the stock market.
Igor Rozhkovsky, General Manager of VTB Bank’s branch in Nizhny Novgorod, spoke in his opening remarks about the key indicators and areas of the bank’s operation in the region. “VTB Bank branch in Nizhny Novgorod has reported the largest financial results for the first nine months of 2012, compared to other regional branches,” Rozhkovsky said. “Over the past two years, the share of VTB Bank in the Nizhny Novgorod market has grown from 8% to 10%. We are committed to further growth for our shareholders.”
Other speakers at the seminar were Natalya Dolgova, an expert at the bank’s Investor Relations Division, who spoke about financial indicators of VTB Group, and Yuri Marinichev, Director of the Shareholder Relations Service, who reported on VTB shares. Experts of VTB24 informed participants about the main rules for working with shares and the possibilities of modern trade information systems. Stanislav Kleshchyov, managing director and chief investment analyst at VTB24, offered a detailed survey of the Russian and foreign stock markets.
Participants were pleased with the seminar’s busy agenda, and actively contributed to discussions of VTB Group’s operational priorities. They made several proposals concerning the bank’s relations with minority shareholders.
The meeting with shareholders in Nizhny Novgorod was the last in a series of such meetings in 2012. In all, the Shareholder Relations Service has held over 25 events with minority shareholders this year, including nine seminars in major cities across Russia, from Khabarovsk to Kaliningrad. Given the large demand for such events, VTB will continue to hold shareholder seminars in 2013. The next such meeting is planned to be held in Yekaterinburg in February.
VTB Bank holds regular meetings with shareholders, including regional seminars and Open Days, as part of its information openness policy. There are plans to hold 20 such events in 2013.
Seminars are held to enhance shareholders’ knowledge about VTB Group’s operation and to discuss topical questions with the management. These events are attended by representatives of VTB, VTB24, VTB Insurance and VTB Registrator.