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Second VTB Capital RUSSIA CALLING!: London Session Investment Forum begins in London today

31 May 2011

VTB Capital today opened its second RUSSIA CALLING!: London Session Investment Forum in London from May 31 through June 2, 2011.

The “RUSSIA CALLING!” Investment Forum is one of the main events aimed at attracting foreign investment capital to the Russian stock market.

At the heart of the event, are one-on-one meetings with investors and top decision makers at a wide variety of leading Russian publicly listed corporations, as well as potential IPO candidates. This format is central to VTB Capital’s mission of promoting direct interaction between investors and high level Russian business leaders.

In addition to individual and small group meetings, RUSSIA CALLING!: London Session will host open discussions on broader investment themes chaired by thought leaders in the public and private sectors as well as Russian government officials.

The opening day starts from the session with a series of speeches by top executives, including Alexey Ulyukaev, First Deputy Chairman of the Bank of Russia and Dmitry Pankin, Head of Federal Service for Financial Markets. At the opening session VTB Group will be represented by VTB Bank President and Chairman of the Management Board Andrey Kostin and First Deputy President and Chairman of the Management Board of VTB Bank, Chairman of VTB Capital holding companies Board of Directors Yuri Soloviev.

The agenda of the second day will include a panel session with senior government officials, macroeconomists and strategists discussing the topic “Moscow as an International Financial Center”.

H.E. Alexander Yakovenko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation will open the session. Dmitry Pankin, Head of Federal Service for Financial Markets, Lord Stephen Green; Minister of State for Trade and Investment, UK Trade & Investment; Ruben Aganbegyan, President, MICEX; Sergei Guriev, Rector of the New Economic School and other prominent market experts will take part in the discussion.

During the third day of the Forum individual and group meetings between institutional investors and company executives will also take place.

Yuri Soloviev, First Deputy President and Chairman of the Management Board of VTB Bank, Chairman of VTB Capital holding companies Board of Directors said“We are pleased to host our second annual VTB Capital RUSSIA CALLING!: London Session. The Forum aims to present to our international partners the full range of investment opportunities that Russia offers today. We look forward to a vibrant gathering with investors, analysts and government officials coming together to discuss business opportunities and Moscow’s emerging role as an international financial centre.”


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