Joint Stock Company Metallurgical Commercial Bank (Metcombank) is a universal bank, which has operated in the Russian banking market for more than 20 years. The bank was founded on the basis of the metallurgical branch of Industrial-Construction Bank of the USSR in Cherepovets in 1990, which worked with ferrous and non-ferrous metal industry. Up to 2008 Metcombank serviced leading companies in the metallurgical industry, which allowed us to gain vast experience and become one of the cornerstone financial institutions for companies in metallurgy. In 2008 Metcombank adopted a new strategy aimed at creating a universal commercial bank with a wide regional network, and advanced technologies, that offers services not only to corporate clients but also to small and medium enterprises and retail customers. By 2015 Metcombank plans to be among top-70 Russian banks with assets exceeding 60 billion rubles, a branch network of up to 40 offices in the economically developed regions of European Russia, and a significantly broadened client base. Strategic priorities will be serving small and medium enterprises and retail clients. One of the bank’s key businesses is car loans. Metcombank’s car loans are issued in more than 300 car dealerships in cities where our branches are located. Today Metcombank services a significant number of retail and corporate customers through its branch network, consisting of 11 offices in 9 cities. Cooperation with corporate business is a traditional segment of Metcombank activities. Among our largest corporate clients are Severstal, Sollers, Rosagroleasing, Power Machines, N-Trans, Utkonos, VKO Travel, Ruzskoe Moloko amongst many others. Metcombank actively participates in the interbank market and is constantly expanding its list of partners. Today the bank cooperates with such financial institutions as Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, Sampo Bank, VTB Bank (Deutschland) AG, Raiffeisen Bank, MDM Bank as well as others. In the Russian stock exchange Metcombank takes part in the placement of promissory notes and bond issues. Bank’s securities portfolio consists of promissory notes, ruble denominated bonds and Eurobonds of high-ranking corporate issuers and Russian subfederal bonds. In 2009 Metcombank was rated B3/Not Prime with stable outlook by Moody’s. The bank’s Financial Strength Rating is E+. Long-term credit rating in national scale is Baa3.ru. Metcombank is near the Top-100 banks in Russia and occupies the 106th position according to net assets among all Russian banks based on the four months of 2010 results (“Profil” magazine). Based on 2009 results the bank was 14th in car loans issued and 27th in size of car loans portfolio prepared by RBC.Rating.