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BTA Receives BB/Stable/B Rating from Standard&Poor’s

15.02.2006 / Kulataev Dulat

London, February 14, 2006 – Standard&Poor’s conferred counterparty credit rating of BB/Stable/B on JSC ‘Bank TurnaAlem’. Thus Bank’s long-term rating is one notch higher than previous BB-.

Counterparty credit rating – BB/Stable/B
Certificates of deposit – BB/B

It is said in Standard&Poor’s press-release that long-term BB rating was raised ‘due to greater government support’. S&P’s also highlighted Bank’s ‘dominant role … in financing country’s economy’.


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JSC ‘Bank TuranAlem’

JSC ‘Bank TuranAlem’ - system-making bank of Kazakhstan, leading in creation of banking network on the territory of CIS. Bank’s assets exceed 7.2 billion USD; equity capital exceeds 800 million USD. Bank’s shareholders are the world largest institutions such as EBRD, RZB, IFC and FMO. In Kazakhstan the Bank confidently holds the leading position among the second-level banks in the field of trade financing, SME loans and mortgage lending. Bank’s development strategy includes geographical diversification and the extension of the range of provided services, as well as stable dynamic growth.