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The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation has named VTB Capital among the bookrunners for the forthcoming Russian government Eurobond issue. The list includes three other major global investment banks.
The selection of sovereign Eurobond bookrunners was based on several criteria, including the banks’ experience and the quality of their performance on the Russian and international markets.
VTB Capital has vast experience in arranging Eurobonds for Russian issuers. In 2009 VTB Capital was named #1 international bookrunner of Eurobonds in Russia and CIS according to Cbonds and Euroweek and the absolute leader among Eurobond and local bond arrangers in the Eastern Europe according to Dealogic.
Yuri Soloviev, President and Global CEO at VTB Capital, said: “Russia is returning to the global capital markets: this plan marks the first sovereign bond issue in 12 years. We are extremely pleased that VTB Capital has been selected as the only Russian bank to act as a bookrunner in this deal. I am certain that this placement will prove strategically important for our international debt capital markets business”.
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