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|Traded as||BİST: ALNTF|
|Industry||Finance and Insurance|
|Founded||Istanbul, Turkey 1991|
|Number of locations||65 Branches (2012) in Turkey|
|Key people||Tuncay Özilhan, Chairman
Hamit Aydoğan, CEO
Abank (Alternatifbank A.Ş.) was founded in 1991 by the Doğan Grubu and was enlisted in 1995 with 20% of its shares at the Istanbul Stock Exchange. In 1996, 80% the bank was acquired by Anadolu Grubu, later the share of the group rose to 96%.
- "ABANK A.S. - Board Of Directors". Abank.com.tr. Retrieved 2010-05-03.
- "About Abank A.Ş". Abank.com.tr. Retrieved 2010-05-03.
- "Special Supplement: Greece - Branching Out - With Rising Demand From The Underbanked 'new' European States, There Are Great Opportunities For Greek Banks Intent On Expansion.". The Banker (Anadolu has spun off Alternatif Bank, its banking subsidiary, into a holding company with Alpha as a 50% partner. Alpha will contribute $492m in cash to ...). 1 May 2007. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
- AFX News Limited (8 August 2007). "Greek Alpha Bank takeover of 47 pct Turkey's Alternatif Bank blocked - brokers". Forbes. Archived from the original on 16 Nov 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2010.
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