Corporate Communications

VTB Capital’s Communications and Marketing Team named Best for Financial Communications

16 July 2014

VTB Capital has been recognised at the Corporate & Financial Awards for the Best in-house Corporate and Financial Communications Team. The awards are among the most prestigious honours in the international communications industry, and were announced at a ceremony in London on July 15.

VTB Capital’s Communications and Marketing Team has successfully implemented communications and marketing projects in line with VTB Group’s global business strategy. These projects have been executed in markets around the world, including Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the United States. Since VTB Capital was created in 2008, the Communications and Marketing Team has made a major contribution to the development of the company's brand and reputation in the international investment banking industry. The Team has ensured high visibility for VTB Capital across the international and Russian media, with over 40,000 news articles published about the company each year.

In addition to projects that promote Russian business in international markets, the Team is actively involved in stimulating investment opportunities in Russia to the international investment community. In particular, since 2009 the Communications and Marketing Team has spearheaded "RUSSIA CALLING!", a major investment forum which takes place in Moscow, London and New York each year, and which provides a unique platform for dialogue between Russian businesses and international investors. The forum is attended by international financiers from over 60 countries.

The "RUSSIA CALLING!" event has also received international recognition and in 2013 the Bank’s Marketing and Communications Team was awarded ‘Best Event Management’ by the annual IPRA Golden World Awards. The Forum has also been awarded ‘Best Ongoing Communication with Overseas Investors and / or Media’ and ‘Best Analyst / Investor / Press Meeting’ by the annual Corporate & Financial Awards.

Olga Podoinitsyna, Member of the Board at VTB Capital, said: "We are delighted to have been recognised as the best corporate and financial in-house communications team at the highest global level. These awards are among the most prestigious in the industry and this accolade highlights the achievements of our Team. In the past six years, we have successfully implemented a number of ambitious projects to promote Russian investment opportunities which have become an important component in helping position VTB Group’s investment business, both in domestic and international markets. I am confident that the quality and expertise of our Team will let us continue to successfully implement our communications projects in line with the company’s overall strategy."

In May 2014 Olga Podoinitsyna became the first Russian representative honoured with a SABRE Award – the largest international prize in the public relations industry – for outstanding professional achievements.

Corporate & Financial Awards was established by Communicate Magazine, an international corporate communications industry publication. Award winners are sel ected by experts in communications and public relations, financial analysts and journalists fr om around the world.

VTB Capital, the Investment Business of VTB Group, is one of the three strategic business arms of VTB Group, along with the corporate and retail businesses. Since its foundation in 2008, VTB Capital has taken part in more than 470 ECM and DCM deals, which were instrumental in attracting more than USD 194bn worth of investments to Russia and CIS.

VTB Capital offers a full range of investment banking products and services to Russian and international clients, focusing on arranging operations in the debt, equity, global commodities markets, developing investment and asset management, advising clients on M&A and ECM deals in Russia and abroad. VTB Capital operates in London, Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong, Sofia, New York, Paris and Vienna, with headquarters in Moscow.

VTB Capital holds top positions in debt and equity capital markets, as well as M&A, in Russia, CIS and CEE according to the 2011-2013 league tables by Dealogic, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters.

VTB Capital’s research team was ranked #1 in the Institutional Investor All-Russia Investor Survey in 2014 and Thomson Reuters’ Extel Survey in 2011 and 2012. VTB Capital has been named Best Equities Sales and Trading firm in Russia by the annual Thomson Reuters Extel Survey and Institutional Investor All-Russia Survey since 2011.

This press-release does not constitute an offer to the public or an advertisement of securities in the Russian Federation, is not an offer or an invitation to make offers, to purchase securities in the Russian Federation and must not be passed on to third parties or otherwise made publicly available in the Russian Federation.


Press office
press-office@vtbcapital.com

Head of Press
Natalia Cherepova
Natalia.Cherepova@vtbcapital.com

VTB Capital

Federation Tower West, 12, Presnenskaya emb., Moscow, 123100