EMEA Finance, a leading business publisher, recently awarded UkrSibbank BNP Paribas Group the honorary title of “Best Foreign Bank in Ukraine” as part of the publication’s Europe Banking Awards 2011. UkrSibbank has been awarded this accolade for a third consecutive year. The bank was named “Best Foreign Bank in Ukraine” in EMEA Finance’s Europe Banking Awards 2010 and 2009. Additionally, for the first time, this year UkrSibbank has won recognition as the “Best Investment Bank in Ukraine” and “Best Broker in Ukraine”.
“The “Best Foreign Bank in Ukraine” award, granted to UkrSibbank by EMEA Finance for the third time, is proof of the bank’s robust development, financial stability, and dominant role in the Ukrainian market. We are pleased that the bank’s reliability, high quality of products and services, innovative approach, and cutting-edge technologies, have once again been duly recognized by leading international experts,” said Philippe Joannier, Chairman of the Management Board of UkrSibbank BNP Paribas Group.
“The “Best Investment Bank in Ukraine” and “Best Broker in Ukraine” awards are particularly noteworthy because they were received during a challenging period both in Ukraine and the rest of the world. Last year we have concluded several important deals, and we are looking forward to new ones in the future. We continue to provide our clients with a full range of high-quality investment banking services,” said Francois Girod, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board, Head of Capital Markets at UkrSibbank BNP Paribas Group.
The EMEA Finance (www.emeafinance.com) — the magazine and website exclusively dedicated to reporting on the financial events and developments in Europe, Middle East and Africa — is part of the Exporta publishing group. Headquartered in London, the magazine mainly surveys capital markets and highlights the biggest deals and economic trends in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
JSC “UkrSibbank” (www.ukrsibbank.com) was registered on June 18, 1990. Banking license No.75 and General license for currency transactions No.75 issued by the NBU on 05.10.2011. As of 01.04.2012: net assets – UAH 29,86 bn., capital – UAH 1.23 bn., loan and investment portfolio – UAH 19.22 bn., corporate customers’ funds – UAH 9.36 bn., individuals’ funds – UAH 11.17 bn. Regional network currently numbers 650 branches throughout Ukraine; the ATM network – over 1700 units – is no. 3 in the country. 84.99% of the shares of JSC “UkrSibbank” are held by the BNP Paribas Group, 15% of shares are held by the EBRD. The Bank is audited by International Company LLC AF “PriceWaterhouseCoopers” (Audit) and audit firm LLC “Ukrainian Audit Service”.
BNP Paribas (www.bnpparibas.com) has a presence in 80 countries with nearly 200,000 employees, including more than 150,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions, and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy, and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across the Mediterranean basin countries, Turkey, Eastern Europe, and a large network in the western United States. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas, and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia.