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VTB Capital participated in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum


VTB Capital has taken part in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum which took place between 22nd and 24th May, 2014.

This year, speakers from VTB Group participated in several headline sessions, including a panel discussion on ‘Establishing the incentives to reverse Russian capital flight’, which was hosted in cooperation with VTB Capital. This panel brought together leading international and Russian figures from across business and politics, including Elvira Nabiullina, Governor of the Bank of Russia. In this session, panellists discussed how to improve Russia's investment climate and the measures necessary to attract international capital to the economy.

A seminar was also held titled "Putting private sector infrastructure money to work – what models to build upon?". The event was attended, in particular, by Maxim Sokolov, Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, and Oleg Pankratov, Head of Infrastructure Capital and Project Finance at VTB Capital. During the session, experts discussed public and private infrastructure financing in Russia and internationally.

Yuri Soloviev, First Deputy President and Chairman of the Management Board of VTB Bank, Chairman of VTB Capital holding companies Board of Directors spoke at a panel session named "Public-private partnerships: the imperative to execute". During the session, Russian and international experts examined the prospects of developing public-private partnerships in light of new economic opportunities, as well as improving the business and investment climate.

During the Forum, VTB Capital signed a public-private partnership agreement for a project to build and operate a municipal solid waste processing plant in Levashovo, St. Petersburg. The signing was attended by Andrey Kostin, VTB Bank President and Chairman of the Management Board, and Georgy Poltavchenko, Governor of St. Petersburg.

Traditionally, in 2014, the main platform for VTB Group’s communications within the Forum has become the company's stand, which original architectural solution reflects a constant energy of the contemporary markets.

Commenting on the Forum, Alexei Yakovitsky, Global CEO at VTB Capital, said: "The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum has long been one of the most significant events in the global economic calendar. This year leading international and Russian experts discussed a number of important themes which centered on the development of the global economy. VTB Capital’s participation at the Forum is important because it enables us to strategically promote Russian assets abroad, interaction with international investors and the development of Russia as an investment destination."

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 Moscow, London, Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong, Sofia, New York, Paris and Vienna, with headquarters in Moscow.

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

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

Vadim Bely 

Julia Govorun