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VTB places its inaugural Singapore dollar Eurobond Issue

30 July 2010

On July 29, 2010, VTB successfully placed a Eurobond offering of SGD 400 million (“Offering”) under its Programme No.2 for the Issuance of Loan Participation Notes. This issue is the first ever placement by a Russian borrower and the largest placement by a foreign issuer in Singapore in 2010. The final size of the Offering was four times the initially announced size of SGD 100 million.

SGD 400 million of 4.2% Notes due 2012 will be issued by VTB Capital S.A., Luxembourg. OCBC and VTB Capital are Joint Lead Managers for the Offering. Approval in-principle has been obtained from the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (the “SGX-ST”) for the listing of the Notes on the Official List of the SGX-ST. 

Deputy Chairman and CFO of JSC VTB Bank Herbert Moos said: “Despite the announced ambitious pricing level, the transaction generated strong investor interest. Asian markets are interesting for VTB for the diversification of its funding sources, and this issue on the local Singapore market is a significant achievement for VTB. Investors from Singapore, Hong Kong and other Asia-Pacific countries, as well as Europe, participated in the transaction, which attests to the confidence that international investors have in the strength of VTB’s credit.”

Admission of the Notes to the Official List of the SGX-ST is not to be taken as an indication of the merits of VTB or the Notes. The SGX-ST assumes no responsibility for the correctness of any of the statements made, opinions expressed or reports contained in this announcement.

These materials are not an offer for sale of securities in the United States.  Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or an exemption from registration under the Securities Act.  The issuer has not registered and does not intend to register any part of the offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of any securities in the United States.

This document is an advertisement for the purposes of applicable measures implementing Directive 2003/71/EC (such Directive, together with any applicable implementing measures in the relevant home Member State under such Directive, the “Prospectus Directive”).  A prospectus prepared pursuant to the Prospectus Directive has been published, which can be obtained from Citibank, N.A. at Citigroup Centre, Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5LB.

This document is only being distributed to and is only directed at (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “Order”) or (iii) high net worth entities, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons”).  Any Notes will only be available to, and any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe, purchase or otherwise acquire such Notes will be engaged in only with, relevant persons.  Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents.

Information contained in this document is not an offer, or an invitation to make offers, sell, purchase, exchange or transfer any securities in the Russian Federation or to or for the benefit of any Russian person, and does not constitute an advertisement or offering to non-qualified investors of any securities in the Russian Federation. The Notes have not been and will not be registered in the Russian Federation or admitted to public placement and/or public circulation in the Russian Federation. The Notes are not intended for “placement” or “circulation” in the Russian Federation unless and to the extent permitted under Russian law.

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