Press release №689
15.05.2007
VTB IPO RESULTS THROUGH THE EYES OF RUSSIANS

IN BRIEF

MOSCOWMay, 14, 2007. Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VCIOM) jointly with National agency of financial research (NACFIN) submits information about Russians' attitudes to purchasing VTB stock.

Almost 46% of well-to-do Russians were informed about VTB (Vneshtorgbank) public stock floatation. Moreover, almost 30% are aware of the fact that VTB shares are available at offices of VTB, VTB24 and ‘Renaissance Capital' banks, as the results of National agency of financial research (VCIOM exclusive partner in the field of financial services research) survey indicate.

The survey indicates that information about VTB IPO was mainly received via television, outdoor advertisement, ads in papers and also via communication with friends and relatives.

Almost 2/3 of 25 to 55 year old population with income over 26 000 rubles said that buying VTB stock is a profitable investment. 37% of respondents were to buy VTB shares if they had spare cash resources. VTB is a greatly experienced bank supported by state. As previous NACFIN surveys show, that is the main criteria for Russians in choosing their bank. In other words, the most important factors for population are that ‘bank has been running for a long time' and that ‘it is supported by state'.

All-Russia opinion poll was conducted by NACFIN in April, 2-15, 2007. 1800 respondents of 22-55 ages with 26 000 rubles of monthly income were interviewed in 12 major cities of Russia. The statistical error does not exceed 3.4%

Have you heard that VTB stock will be offered to population in April, 9, 2007?
Yes, I have heard43%
No, I have not heard57%
Do you agree that purchasing VTB shares is a profitable investment?
Yes60%
No40%
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