Rosbank

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Rosbank
Type Public
Traded as MCXROSB
Founded 1993
Headquarters Moscow, Russia
Products Financial Services
Parent Société Générale
Website www.rosbank.ru

Rosbank (Russian: Росбанк) is a Russian universal bank whose majority shareholder is the international financial group Société Générale. As of December 2011, Rosbank's assets are the ninth-greatest among Russian banks.[1]

Legally, Rosbank is registered as an open joint-stock company (OJSC) and headquartered in Moscow. On 1 July 2011 Rosbank merged with another Russian subsidiary of Société Générale, Banque Société Générale Vostok (BSGV).

History[edit]

Founded in 1993 under the name of AKB Nezavisimost (Independence), the legal status of the bank has evolved several times (1994: TOO, 1996: ZAO).

In September 1998, Interros holding company bought the bank and renamed it to Joint Commercial Bank (JCB) "Rosbank". In 1999 the bank's legal status changed to Open Joint Stock Company (OJSC).

In 2003 Rosbank acquired “OVK” banking group, having considerably enlarged the bank network. The cost of deal was USD 200 mln.

In 2006 Societe Generale acquired 20% of Rosbank with an option to purchase an additional package of 30% +2 shares for USD 1.7 bln till the end of 2008. This option was exercised in February 2008.

Merge with BSGV and Rebranding[edit]

In February 2010 shareholders of Rosbank agreed to consolidate Societe Generale assets in Russia, Rosbank, Bank Société Générale Vostok (BSGV) and two other entities: DeltaCredit and Rusfinance Bank. In January 2011 DeltaCredit and Rusfinance became 100% subsidiaries of Rosbank.

On 1 July 2011 Rosbank, merged with BSGV. The joint bank has kept the name “Rosbank”, well-known to the clients. The new bank’s logo is red-and-black square with a white stripe – the symbol used by the Group in all countries of its presence. “Societe Generale Group” endorsement line also refers to the belonging to the Group.

In 2011 Rosbank launched a rebranding program to be finalized in 2013. The replacement of outlet signage started in autumn 2011 accompanied by an advertising campaign to support the new brand. On 9 August 2011 the first outlet designed according to the new corporate style was opened.

The new bank’s website was launched: the website was constructed with the idea to present the information in the most comfortable way for the client. The site was designed in compliance with the new corporate style of the unified Rosbank.

In October 2011 all outlets and ATMs have been unified to provide clients with the same conditions and functionalities. Rosbank own network of ATMs amounted 3 000 machines. The partnerships with other banks in order to enlarge the ATM network were extended. Rosbank is a member of the Unified Operations System (ORS), which gives the possibility to its clients to use most of the banking terminals present in Russia (terminals working with ORS system, certainly labeled) without additional fees.

On 2 May 2012 an agreement between Rosbank and Alfa-bank was signed to unite both ATM networks. The similar agreement was signed with Raiffeisen Bank and from 1 December 2012 the ATMs of both banks are available to withdrawal operations without additional fees. Customers can also get the information about the card balance and pay for housing and public services. Thus, the number of ATMs available for Rosbank clients reached 21 000 machines.

Shareholders[edit]

With an 99.40% stake, Société Générale is the majority shareholder. The market capitalization of the bank on 1 July 2011 reaches RUB 126.46 bln (USD4.54 bln).

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Activity[edit]

Rosbank is a universal bank and subsidiary of Société Générale. It provides all types of services to individual and corporate customers. In terms of assets and capital Rosbank ranks as TOP 10 leading Russian banks (Assets: RUB 1,215 trillion – year increase + 2,6%. Capital: RUB 81,4 bln – year increase + 22,5% ) – 01.10.2012 (Rosbank RAS); the 8th place among the biggest players in the Russian banking sector by the size of its credit portfolio – 01.07.2012 (www.rbc.ru); TOP 3 in the Russian retail market by the size of its credit portfolio – 01.07.2012 (www.rbc.ru); Baa3 (Moody's), BBB+ (Fitch); more than 3 000 000 individual clients, about 70 000 corporate clients.

According to The Banker magazine (July 2012), Rosbank occupies the 5th place among Russian banks and the 1st place among private banks of the country.

Regional Network[edit]

In order to coordinate bank’s regional network, the management is organized as follows:

The bank’s regional network consists of more than 600 outlets, 1200 points of sales, around 3000 ATMs in 340 cities and towns across the country.

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