20 November 2015
Alfa-Bank’s annual report awarded ‘The Best Corporate Media of Ukraine 2015’
On 19 December 2015, Alfa-Bank’s online annual report won the Best Corporate Media of Ukraine award at the Annual Business Forum ‘Innovations in Communications: Trends of 2016’.
The annual report won for its innovation, multimedia design and high quality content. It is fully integrated into the corporate website and is available in three languages: Ukrainian, Russian and English.
The award’s ceremony was held in Kiev.
19 November 2015
Alfa Banking Group closes USD 500m Eurobond successfully
The three-year Eurobond is the first deal of its kind among Russian financial institutions since the international financial community revised its attitude to Russia’s risk in 2014.
The USD 500m Eurobond deal was closed by Alfa Banking Group on 18 November 2015. It has a fixed coupon rate of 5%.
Alexey Tchoukhlov, First Deputy Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of Alfa Banking Group, said: “This deal once again confirms that the Bank has access to international capital markets at competitive rates of return, and it continues to enjoy stable investors’ support.”
03 November 2015
ABHH Chairman Petr Aven receives Woodrow Wilson Award for achievement in building understanding between US and Russia
The award recognizes Aven’s contribution to corporate and public service between the two countries.
On 3 November 2015, Aven received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship throughout his career. This includes his position as a former Minister for Foreign Economic Relations, his tenure at Russia’s largest private bank (Alfa-Bank), and his role as co-founder of the Alfa Fellowship Program, which helps Americans to work in Russia early in their careers.
On accepting his award at the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Awards Dinner in Washington D.C., Aven said that the old Soviet Union and the U.S. had a huge chasm of misunderstanding. He said it was vital that efforts were taken to close the gap and that he was honoured to be part of successful work in that direction, notably the Alfa Fellowship Program. Aven and fellow board member Mikhail Fridman have funded the Alfa Fellowship Program for more than ten years.
Speaking about his support for the organization, Aven said: “It’s an extremely important program…to explain to the Russian people what American business is about and to explain to the American people what Russian business is about.” He maintained that: “The exchange of younger people is crucial to the future.”
22 October 2015
Alfa-Bank ranked among the three leading Russian banks for net profit
After announcing a net profit of 27.7bn RUR, Alfa-Bank was ranked among the three leading Russian banks for net profit for the reporting period in 2015.
The bank’s net commission income, one of the key drivers of net profit growth, increased by 11.6% compared to the previous year.