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A Brief Timeline

2009

December

  • IFC METROPOL sponsored V International Conference “Russian financial market 2009-2010: REPO and Securities Lending”
  • Mikhail Slipenchuk participated in signing the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Eurasian Business Council and the Customs Union Commission
  • Chairman of the Vietnam Cooperation Business Council Mikhail Slipenchuk participated in signing the agreement with Vietnam-Russian joint bank (VRB)
  • METROPOL Group sponsored IX International Youth Athletic Wrestling Festival devoted to the sixty eight anniversary of the crushing defeat of German fascist army near Moscow
  • Head of METROPOL Group, PhD in Geography Mikhail Slipenchuk gave a lecture “Expedition “Mirs” on Baikal”” in Lomonosov Moscow State University

November

  • The National Rating Agency confirmed the individual reliability rating of IFC METROPOL at AAA level (maximum reliability)
  • IFC METROPOL together with SBI Securities (Japan) started to provide the on-line trading services with the Russian shares on the MICEX for Japanese individual investors
  • Mikhail Slipenchuk, METROPOL Group and MBC Corporation got Diplomas for contribution in realization of the UN “Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign” on the Presidium session of the UN Environment Program (UNEP)
  • METROPOL Group of companies delegation headed by M. Slipenchuk is taking part in the first Chinese exhibition of international investments “China Overseas Investment Fair”
  • METROPOL Development presented the Saint Marko Island project and got two honorable FREI diplomas: one for the most extraordinary project harmonization with the natural surrounding and one for the most extraordinary project presentation
  • The presentation of venture fund “Russian accumulator of ideas” was held within the VIII Forum of intellectual property of Eastern district of Moscow
  • Chairman of the Board of Eurasian Business Council Mikhail Slipenchuk took part in the business events coincided with the twenty forth meeting of the Intergovernmental Eurasian Business Council at the highest level
  • Mikhail Slipenchuk, the Chairman of Board of Trustees of the Fund for Protection of Lake Baikal, took part in the extraordinary congress of The Russian Geographical Society

October

  • Major stripping work begins at the Ozernoye lead and zinc deposit
  • METROPOL Group of companies delegation headed by M. V. Slipenchuk takes part in the Moscow Invest 2009 Twelfth International Investment Forum
  • The National Rating Agency confirms METROPOL Asset Management’s reliability rating at AA (very high reliability, level two)
  • IFC METROPOL helps underwrite the issue of Southern Telecommunications Company JSC bonds
  • Russian Accumulator of Ideas Venture Fund representatives take part in the Rusnanotech’09 Second International Nanotechnology Forum
  • METROPOL Group of companies and the Under the Star of Hope Charitable Foundation co-sponsor the Special Cars for Special Children Benefit Car Rally
  • The second issue of METROPOL Group of company’s corporate magazine, MetroFan, is released

September

  • IFC METROPOL Director General Mikhail Viktorovich Slipenchuk once again joined the ranks of the best senior executives in Russia in a survey compiled by the Russian Managers Association and the Kommersant newspaper
  • METROPOL Group of companies served as the Silver Sponsor of the 8th International Investment Forum “Sochi – 2009”
  • Head of METROPOL Group of companies and Chairman of the Board of Eurasian Business Council Mikhail. V. Slipenchuk took part in the Customs Union – EurAsEC Integration Breakthrough Investment Forum
  • President of Cruiser Varyag Charitable Foundation M. V. Slipenchuk took part in the grand opening of the Cruiser Varyag – Discovery of a Relic exhibition
  • IFC METROPOL Deputy Director General on Public and Corporate Relations M. Yu. Borzin took part in the Young Entrepreneurs International Business Forum, held in Omsk
  • Acting on behalf of the company, Head of METROPOL Group of companies M. V. Slipenchuk donated the collection of rare automobiles from the museum of the Moskvich car factory to the City of Moscow

August

  • Head of METROPOL Group of companies M. V. Slipenchuk paid a working visit to the Ozernoye and Kholodninskoye deposits
  • METROPOL Group of companies presented the Baikal Harbor (Baikalskaya Gavan) Special Economic Tourism and Recreation Zone project to the Russian Management Hotel company (the ACCOR Group)
  • The Chairman of the Government V. V. Putin made a deep submersion on board of the manned submersible Mir-1 within the frameworks of the “Mir” on Baikal expedition”
  • METROPOL Group of companies and Fund for Protection of Lake Baikal provided organizational and financial support for the expedition that is being staged by the Geography Faculty of M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University in Northern Baikal

July

  • “The Role of Siberia and the Far East in Global Development” International Economic Conference was staged in Ulan-Ude within the frameworks of the Baikal Economic Forum.  IFC METROPOL and MBC Corporation served as general sponsors of the event.  During the conference, the Government of the Republic of Buryatia and IFC METROPOL signed an agreement establishing the Republic of Buryatia Development Corporation LLC.  The agreement also covers cooperation between the two sides within the frameworks of the Comprehensive Trans-Baikal Development investment project.  
  • The village of Turka (Republic of Buryatia) hosted the presentation of the Baikal Harbor (Baikalskaya Gavan) Special Economic Tourism and Recreation Zone, whose residents include the Putnik LLC Siberian travel agency which is part of METROPOL Group of companies.
  • IFC METROPOL was appointed the consultant and agency responsible for restructuring a bond coupon issued by the Nizhne-Lenskoye-Invest LLC.
  • The Embassy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the Russian Federation staged a state reception in the Moscow Martial Arts Center celebrating the country’s Independency Day.  METROPOL Group of сompanies provided organizational support for the event.

June

  • IFC METROPOL won the Financial Elite of Russia 2009 prize in the Reliability category
  • A delegation from METROPOL Group of Companies led by M.V. Slipenchuk visited the Democratic Republic of Congo. During the visit, Mr. Slipenchuk met with DRC Prime Minister Adolphe Muzito and DRC Foreign Minister Alexis Thambwe Mwamba
  • Head of METROPOL Group of Companies and Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Business Council M.V. Slipenchuk took part in the 23rd meeting of the Inter-state Council of the Eurasian Economic Community
  • Director General of MBC CORPORATION I.A. Okhtyrsky took part in a working trip to Ashgabat of the delegation of the Inter-governmental Commission on Cooperation between Russia and Turkmenistan
  • Negotiations were held between Metals of Eastern Siberia Corporation and the Chinese state-owned corporation Cinomash
  • According to a rating by RBC-Rating, based on the results of the first quarter of 2009, OBIBANK was ranked #170 among Russia’s largest commercial banks in terms of the net value of its assets
  • Representatives of the Russian Accumulator of Ideas Venture Fund took part in the 3rd Moscow Venture Forum
  • The second season of International scientific research expedition “Mir” on the Baikal” successfully started. The crews of manned submersibles “Mir” included: Chairman of the Guardianship Board of the Fund for Protection of Lake Baikal Mikhail Slipenchuk, Director of the Baikal Museum of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vladimir Fialkov, Deputy Director of the Shirshov Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Director of the Baikal Institute of Nature Use of the Russian Academy of Sciences Arnold Tulokhonov, pilots Yevgeni Chernyayev and Viktor Nishcheta
  • The grand opening of an exhibition titled "Baikal and the History of the Russian Fleet: Part 2: Irkutsk and the Fleet” was held in Irkutsk.

May

  • A delegation from Metropol Group led by M.V. Slipenchuk took part in a business forum held as part of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s official visit to Japan. A cooperation agreement with Nikken Sekkei Company on implementing Japanese technologies in the sphere of energy conservation and ecology was signed, along with an agreement with SBI Holdings Company on creating a joint venture investment fund that will invest in Russian securities
  • Metropol Group and the world’s leading hotel operator Banyan Tree (Singapore) signed an agreement to cooperate on a project called St. Mark’s Island
  • A working meeting was held between the Head of METROPOL Group of companies M.V. Slipenchuk and Maldives Republic President Mohammed Nashid
  • Advisor to the branch office of IFC METROPOL in Japan Kenji Sugekawa was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun
  • Corporation “Metals of Eastern Siberia” took part in an exhibition called Subsurface Resources of Buryatia 2009
  • Executives of the Corporation “Metals of Eastern Siberia” took part in a meeting with Russia’s First Deputy Prime Minister V.A. Zubkov devoted to expanding economic cooperation with Turkmenistan

April

  • METROPOL group of companies has opened up the Mining Bank of Congo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is the first bank in the history in Africa with 100% Russian capital.
  • M.V. Slipenchuk, head of METROPOL group of companies, took part in the work of the Congo Investment Appeal round table, timed with the visit to Russia of Alexis Tambwe Muamba, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Democratic Republic Congo.
  • A working visit to Luxembourg by a METROPOL delegation led by M.V. Slipenchuk took place.
  • M.V. Slipenchuk, Chairman of Board of the Eurasian Business Council took part in the EAEC Investments, Innovations, Integration Business-Forum.
  • IFC METROPOL won the Financial Olympus 2008 prize in a nomination “Largest investment company by amount of assets in the category “Result and success”.
  • The National Rating Agency awarded Obibank an individual credit status rating at Grade A (high credit status, third level).
  • IFC METROPOL acted as a general sponsor of the Fifth Open Championships of Russia for Kyokushin-Kan Karate-Do.
  • The "Mirs" on Baikal" Expedition has been recognized as the Event of 2008 according to results of the Siberians-2008 Internet project.

March

  • On 16 March 2009, IFC METROPOL turned 14 years old.
  • A delegation from METROPOL group of companies took part in MIPIM-2009, the twentieth international real estate summit in Cannes, during which a presentation of the “Metropolia” project took place.
  • Representatives of IFC METROPOL management and Metally Vostochnyy Sibiri corporation took part in the work of the Russia-Turkmenia economic forum organized within the framework of the visit by the President of Turkmenistan to Moscow.
  • IFC METROPOL has acted as the organizer of a seminar-presentation by Gazprom for Japanese investors.
  • A working meeting between M.V. Slipenchuk and Jeannot Krecke, the Minister of Economics, Foreign Trade and Sport of Luxembourg took place.
  • Share investment funds under the control of Metropol Managing Company were included among the leaders for profitability in the National League of Managing Directors ranking
  • Obibank Commercial Bank is offering new services to clients: investing money resources in precious metals with the use of depersonalized metal accounts, the storage of valuables in individual bank safes and a system of distance bank service via WEB-banking
  • M.V. Slipenchuk, head of METROPOL group of companies, was awarded the “Philanthropist of 2008” prize in the Republic of Buryatiya
  • M.V. Slipenchuk, the head of METROPOL group of companies and candidate of geographical sciences gave a lecture entitled “Antarctica in the eyes of the geographer” at Moscow’s Lomonosov State University.

February

  • METROPOL Group of Companies head M. V. Slipenchuk won the Person of the Year 2008 award in the nomination Top Manager of the Year.
  • The President of Republic of Buryatia V.V. Nagovitsyn awarded the Head of METROPOL Group of Companies M. V. Slipenchuk with a medal commemorating the 85th anniversary of the formation of the Republic of Buryatia
  • The president of Republic Buryatiya V.V. Nagovitsyn awarded the Head of METROPOL Group of companies M.V.Slipenchuk with a medal «85 years from the date of Republic Buryatiya formation»
  • According to a ranking compiled by the National League of Managing Companies, Metropol Afina’s mixed investment Open Mutual Funds ranked first among other Open Mutual Funds according to monthly returns
  • An exhibition dedicated to the 105th anniversary of the feat performed by the Cruiser Varyag opens in the Novy Dvor business center under the auspices of the Charity Foundation “Cruiser “Varyag”
  • METROPOL Group of Companies published the first issue of its corporate magazine MetroFan 

January

  • Head of METROPOL Group of companies M. V. Slipenchuk took part in the aircraft expedition "Antarctica-2009".
  • METROPOL Group of Companies management met with a delegation from the Japan Association of Corporate Executives.
  • Mutual Funds managed by METROPOL Asset Management join the list of earnings leaders in a ranking compiled by the National League of Managing Companies
  • Putnik Siberia LLC received the residence certificate for the Baikal Harbor special economic tourism and recreation zone
  • MBC Corporation management met with the Deputy Energy Minister of the Russian Federation A. B. Yanovsky, and the Ambassador of Turkmenistan to the Russian Federation K. A. Agakhanov

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