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Kazyna Fund deposited Funds with Bank TuranAlem to secure stable economic development of Kazakhstan
Kazyna Sustainable Development Fund JSC has deposited nearly USD81 million with Bank TuranAlem JSC.

Eurasian Club of Bankers Founded
Founders of the Eurasian Club of Bankers (ECB) convened for their first meeting on December 12 in Almaty. The meeting is an initiatory step towards the implementation of the idea of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. As reported, the idea to set up the ECB was first floated at the Economic Forum in St.

Bank TuranAlem launches new settlement centers in Almaty as more clients flock in
On December 5, Bank TuranAlem JSC launches four new cash settlement centers in key business venues of Almaty. These are Alatau at 50/54 Tole bi Street corner Tulebayev Street, tel: 312 23 66; Esentay in Koktem 2, building 2, tel: 295 49 77; Sheber at 127/99 A Abay Street corner Zharokov Street, tel: 312 23 17; and Taraz in Aksay 2 housing estate, building 12, tel: 256 77 96.

Bank TuranAlem once again named the Best CIS Bank 2007
On November 23, Russia’s magazine Itogi, Fitch Ratings in company with the Russian Union of Industrialists and Businessmen held a Day of Banker with a Big Money award ceremony.

On introducing additional issues into agenda of Extraordinary Meeting of Shareholders of JSC "Bank TuranAlem"

Bank TuranAlem acquired majority ownership in Ineximbank
On November 19, 2007 Bank TuranAlem JSC (BTA) finalized an acquisition of a controlling stake in Investment Export Import Bank CJSC (Ineximbank, Kyrgyzstan) from its own subsidiary Temirbank JSC paying more than USD20.3 million for the stake.

Bank TuranAlem finances underground coal gasification within "30 corporate leaders" programme
Bank TuranAlem (BTA) JSC intends to finance a breakthrough project of underground coal gasification (UCG) within "30 Corporate Leaders" programme. The breakthrough project pursues implementation of an advanced environmentally friendly technology.

BTA, new name of Bank TuranAlem
JSC "Bank TuranAlem" announces an outset of its rebranding starting November 7, 2007.

Update on 3Q financial performance of BTA (preliminary figures)
For the period from December 31, 2006 to October 1, 2007, according to preliminary data, consolidated assets of JSC Bank TuranAlem grew by 47.4% to US$24.1 bln., total equity grew by 2.3 times to US$3.6 bln. Net income of the BTA Group was US$492 mln. which is twice more comparing to the same period of the previous year and exceeded net income for the whole year 2006 by 60%.

JSC "Bank TuranAlem" and "Alem Art" Social Fund arrange third international festival "Concerts in the Motherland"
Annual festival of classic music "Concerts in the Motherland" will be held on November 9, 10 in Almaty. "Alem Art" social fund and "Bank TuranAlem" JSC arrange the art event.

First block of High Vill Astana commissioned
On October 20 an A Block, the first in a set of six blocks being under construction within housing estate High Vill Astana was unveiled. High Vill Astana is a major construction project in the capital city of Kazakhstan. Against the background of real estate market crisis, the successful commissioning of ready accommodation by a South Korean company has once again confirmed that High Vill Kazakhstan is a reliable partner discharging its quality obligations to clients and meeting deadlines.

Bank TuranAlem positively demonstrates its abilities in the international capital markets
On October 05, 2007 AMRO Bank N.V., JPMorgan and Standard Chartered Bank announced completion of securitization (emission) for JSC "Bank TuranAlem" for the amount of $750 млн.

General shareholders meeting of Bank TuranAlem
Bank TuranAlem JSC advises that on 4 October 2007 in "Kazakhstanskaya pravda" newspaper there have been published an advertisement with regard to absentee general shareholders meeting of Bank TuranAlem

Bank TuranAlem acquired a stake in Ukraine's Major insurer
On October 2, 2007 Kiev, Ukraine, hosted a tender for the sale of a state-owned shareholding in Ukraine’s national joint insurance company Oranta (NJSIC). Major CIS financial groups bid for the stake. JSC "Bank TuranAlem", Kazakhstan, JSC Bank CenterCredit, Kazakhstan, and Russia’s OJSC Alfa Bank were among bidders.

VIII Almaty Interbanking Conference Welcomed 500 Participants from 30 Countries on September 26-27
On September 26-27, InterContinental Hotel – The Ankara in Kazakhstan, Almaty, hosted a regular meeting of representatives of the banking and financial world community. Bank TuranAlem arranged the VIII Almaty Interbanking Conference.

Bank TuranAlem is recognized as "Best Enterprise of Europe"
The Europe Business Assembly (EBA, Oxford, UK) has named JSC "Bank TuranAlem" (BTA) the "Best Enterprise of Europe" in the Eurasian banking sector.

Notification of holding the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of "Bank TuranAlem" JSC
Bank TuranAlem JSC (the "Bank"), having its registered office at: 97, Zholdasbekov st., micro-district Samal-2, Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan, 050051, according to the resolution of the Board of Directors №8-2-1 dated 28 August 2007, hereby notifies its shareholders of holding the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of the Bank by absentee voting.

BTA Group Financial Highlights Soar
Group Bank TuranAlem JSC has reinforced its footing on the market of banking services in Kazakhstan at the end of the first half of 2007.

Bank TuranAlem and Islamic Development Bank signed Master Agreement
On August 29, 2007 Vice Chairman of the Management Board of Bank TuranAlem JSC (BTA) Abilakim Zhumakhmetov and Vice President of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Amadu Bubakar signed a Master Agreement providing BTA with a USD 50 million 10-year credit facility.

Bank TuranAlem Backs Cement Plant Construction Project in Kyzyl-Kiya
On August 23, 2007, Executive Director of Bank TuranAlem JSC (BTA) Yerbol Shaymakhanov and Director General of South Kyrgyz Cement CJSC Jan Fischer signed a Guarantee Agreement of financing of a construction project of Kyzyl-Kiya cement plant in Kyrgyzstan.

BTA unsusceptible to volatile world financial markets
In the light of volatile world financial markets, Bank TuranAlem (BTA) would like to inform its partners, clients and depositors that the developments on the international stock markets do not exert significant adverse effect on BTA performance.

Bank TuranAlem, JBIC signed Memorandum of Understanding
On August 22, 2007 Chairman of Management Board of Bank TuranAlem (BTA) Roman Solodchenko and International Relations Director of Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) Toshiyuki Kosugi signed a Memorandum of Cooperation.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of BTA, Finance Minister of Azerbaijan covered future mutually beneficial cooperation
Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC "Bank TuranAlem" Mukhtar Ablyazov and Finance Minister of Azerbaijan Samir Sharifov had a meeting on July 24 in Almaty.

Bank TuranAlem opens new office of Atyrau branch
A new business center of Bank TuranAlem JSC Atyrau branch was presented on July 18, 2007. The building is located in a budding district of Atyrau City.

Bank TuranAlem is awarded with "BEST BANK IN CENTRAL ASIA" by Euromoney
Bank TuranAlem has won top honor in Central Asia Regional Awards in 2007 within the Euromoney Awards for Excellence.

The Banker rates Bank TuranAlem among World's TOP 300 BANKS
It is a second year in a row, when Bank TuranAlem JSC appears in the TOP 1000 WORLD BANKS rating of The Banker. This year Bank TuranAlem ranks the 295th in the listing.

Bank TuranAlem JSC USD 250,000,000 Syndicated Wakala restricted with Commodity Murabaha Financing Facility
Signing of the Syndication of the US$250 million Syndicated Wakala Financing Facility for Bank TuranAlem JSC Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank PJSC ("ADIB"), Barclays Capital, the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC ("Barclays Capital"), and CIMB Bank (L) Limited ("CIMB") (together the "Initial Mandated Lead Arrangers or the IMLA’s") are pleased to announce the successful closing of the US$250 million Syndicated Wakala restricted with Commodity Murabaha Financing Facility (the "Facility") for Bank TuranAlem JSC ("the Purchaser").

JSC "Bank TuranAlem" and Credit Suisse Bank are acting as the Financial Advisers to the PETKIM PETROKIMYA, the Turkish Chemical Holding’s privatization deal
JSC "Bank TuranAlem" and Credit Suisse Bank have acted as advisers to the TransCentralAsia Petrochemical Holding Consortium, that won the auction of 51 % shares sale of the chemical holding Petkim Petrokimya Holding A.S. and offered 2 billion 50 million US dollars for this package.

Bank TuranAlem Finances a Breakthrough Project
A groundbreaking ceremony of a combined project of metal making and power generation took place on July 3, 2007 in Aktobe. The facility will incorporate a metal-making unit with the capacity of 500,000 tons of metalware and a gas turbine power plant generating 180 Mw of electricity annually.

Net income of JCS Bank TuranAlem increased for almost 40% from January till April 2007
JSC Bank TuranAlem hereby would like to provide our fixed-income investors with a brief update on recent developments, including year-to-date financial performance, changes in credit ratings and funding strategy.

Bank TuranAlem Facelifts its Foreign Representative Offices
Bank TuranAlem JSC has opted to shake up its representative offices abroad. Thus, its representative office in Russia with a previous target to attract clients in trade finance, research the Russian market and establish contacts with clients in Russia, will be now focusing on drawing clients for BTA projects of investment financing. The Russian office has coped with promotion of trade finance in Russia and from now on BTA Financial Institutions and Global Trade Finance Division is charged in this regard.

JSC "Bank TuranAlem" Mukhtar Ablyazov and Chief Executive Officer of ORIX corporation Yoshihiko Miyauchi have signed the Memorandum
On 20th June, 2007, The Chairman of the Board of Directors, JSC "Bank TuranAlem" Mukhtar Ablyazov and Chief Executive Officer of ORIX corporation Yoshihiko Miyauchi have signed the Memorandum on mutual cooperation (Agreement on Alliance) in the office of ORIX corporation (Tokyo).

BTA demonstrates growth of key financial indexes
From the period January 1, 2007 to April 1, 2007 the assets of Bank TuranAlem have grown 18.5% to US$19.4 bln. As a result, the Bank’s market share by assets comprised 24.6%. The main driver of asset growth was the loan portfolio, which grew to 66.5% of total assets as of end 1Q. Loans to SME and retail comprised 40% of the loan portfolio.

JSC "Bank TuranAlem" and Karandinskaya Region’s Administration agree to cooperate
On May 30, 2007 in Karaganda the Chairman of the Board of JSC "BankTuranAlem" Mr.Roman Solodchenko and the Governor of Karagandinskaya region Mr. Nurlan Nigmatullin signed Memorandum of cooperation.

JSC "Bank TuranAlem" redeems five-year Eurobonds 100.000.000,00 USD worth
On May 29, 2007 JSC "Bank TuranAlem" promptly and fully redeemed Eurobonds with total amount of 100 mln. dollars USA.

JSC "Bank TuranAlem" experiences growth of the basic financial indices
As at April 01, 2007 Bank TuranAlem’s assets have increased by 18.5% since the beginning of the year and comprised 19.4 bln USD, as a result of which BTA’s asset share in the market comprised 24.6%.

JSC "Bank TuranAlem" Roman Solodchenko and the Governor of Mangistau Region Krymbek Kusherbayev signed Memorandum on Co-operation in Aktau
On May 17, 2007 the Chairman of the Board of JSC "Bank TuranAlem" Roman Solodchenko and the Governor of Mangistau Region Krymbek Kusherbayev signed Memorandum on Co-operation in Aktau.

JSC "Bank TuranAlem" and Emirates Bank Group agree on mutual cooperation
In intention to tie up for the development of Islamic financing, JSC Bank TuranAlem and Emirates Bank Group have signed a Memorandum on Mutual Cooperation.

Financial Market Participants Will Discuss Islamic Banking Prospects
On May 7-8, 2007, the Conference "Islamic Banking and Finance of Kazakhstan" was organized in Almaty by Association of Financiers of Kazakhstan, Islamic Development Bank, JSC Bank TuranAlem under the patronage of the Agency on Regulation and Supervision of the Financial Market and Financial Organizations of the Republic of Kazakhstan, National Bank of Kazakhstan, Agency on Regulation of Almaty Regional Financial Center and Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

JSC "Bank TuranAlem" Draws Japanese Yen Syndicated Loan for US 500 million
ING Bank N.V. ("ING"), Standard Chartered Bank ("SCB") and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited ("SMBCE") are pleased to disclose that the transaction to raise Syndicated Loan in Japanese yens for the amount equivalent to US 500,000,000.00 has been successfully completed, and the relevant agreement has been signed on April 20, 2007.

JSC "Bank TuranAlem" and East Kazakhstan Region’s Administration agree to cooperate
On April 19, 2007 in Ust-Kamenogorsk the Chairman of the Board JSC "Bank TuranAlem" Mr. Roman Solodchenko and the Governor of East Kazakhstan region Mr. Djanibek Karibzhanov signed Memorandum of cooperation.

Being sure in the housing market development JSC
"Kazakhstan needs at least 50 years to solve the housing deficit problem" – concluded JSC "Bank TuranAlem" experts comparing present situation in Kazakhstan with the experience of the world leading countries.

"Alles Walzer" – "All are waltzing!"
On April 14, 2007 the first Vienna Ball took place in Hall of Ceremonies, Almaty. JSC "Bank TuranAlem" was the general sponsor of the Ball.

Bank TuranAlem gets two awards from the leading international magazines: "The deal of the year - 2006" from the TRADE FINANCE magazine and "The best deals - 2006" from the GLOBAL TRADE REVIEW magazine
The awards are given for a unique financing structure of the Silicium Kazakhstan Company’s project which is aimed at construction of metallurgic works to produce metal silicon in Karaganda region.

Bank TuranAlem trebles consolidated net income in 2006
On Tuesday, 10th of April, BTA Directors stated the results of Bank’s activity in 2006 and shared future prospects in the course of interactive international press-conference "Almaty-Moscow-Tbilisi- Kiev".

Parliamentarians and Bankers discuss financial sector effect on Kazakhstan Economy
On the 9th of April, 2007 Bank TuranAlem hosted Deputies of Mazhilis (Low Chamber) of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan. This was for the first time that the Parliament Deputies group representing Finance and Budget Committee and other Mazhilis Committees visited a commercial Bank.

New world-wide orchestra
On the 4th of April at the State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet a new worldwide orchestra "Kazakh philharmonic orchestra TuranAlem" founded to "popularize the best works of Kazakh art" under aegis of Bank "TuranAlem" and an outstanding contemporary violinist Marat Bisengaliyev will give its first concert in the motherland.

Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra "TuranAlem" has presented its first concert at one of the prestigious halls of London
On 23rd March, the first concert of Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra "TuranAlem" was held at St. James concert hall in London – one of the largest and ambitious cultural projects of Kazakhstan and CIS established under patronage of JSC "Bank TuranAlem" and the management of well-known Kazakhstan musician Marat Bisengaliev.

Changes to the Management Board of JSC "Bank TuranAlem"
As a result of Board of Directors meeting on February 22, several changes to the structure of the Board were made.

Bank TuranAlem’s assets and equity capital double in 2006
In 2006, total equity capital and assets of JSC "Bank TuranAlem" doubled and amounted to $2 billion USD and 14.4 billion USD, according to unaudited consolidated statement. Bank’s net profit in 2006 made $162.5 million USD compared to $110 million in 2005.

JSC "Bank TuranAlem" disproves the information on purchase of 91% of state shares of JSC "United Telecommunications Company of Georgia"
JSC "Bank TuranAlem" officially states that the information regarding the purchase by the Bank of 91% of state shares of "United Telecommunications Company of Georgia", that appears in mass media, does not represent the facts.

Bank TuranAlem and TuranAlem Securities win
According to the decision of organizing committee of National Award "Golden Altyn", Bank TuranAlem received as "Grand Prix" in nomination "Best Bank 2006". Subsidiary company "TuranAlem Securities" was awarded with "Grand Prix" as "Best Management Company 2006".

President of Kazakhstan asked President of Ukraine and Ukrainian business community to trust Bank TuranAlem
"I would like you to trust Bank TuranAlem, because we trust it." – said Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan, to Victor Yushenko, President of Ukraine, and representatives of Ukrainian business and government bodies.

Erzhan Tatishev Fund and rectors of Kazakhstan leading universities will sign Memorandums on educational grants for gifted students
On February 5, 2007 Public Fund of Erzhan Tatishev and rectors of Kazakhstan-British Technical University (KBTU), Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research (KIMEP) and University of International Business (UIB) on programme of awarding grants to gifted students from poor families.

Bankers and businessmen raise their skills in trade financing
For the first time in Kazakhstan new version of "Uniform Customs and Practice for Documentary Credits" – UCP 600 will be presented. The rules will come into force on July 1, 2007. UCP 600 brings time and situational changes to documentary credits processing.

Kazakhstan Biggest Eurobond Transaction Terminates
The biggest Eurobond transaction of Kazakhstan has been terminated. Final documents for US$1 billion Eurobond issue have been signed. Funds have been accepted at the bank’s correspondent account.

Announcement of Special General Meeting of JSC Bank TuranAlem Shareholders
Joint-Stock Company Bank TuranAlem located at: 97, Zholdasbekova str., mcrd. Samal-2, 050051, Almaty in accordance with the Decision of the Board of Directors dated 16/01/2007 announces the Bank’s Special General Meeting of Shareholders.

BTA Opens Second Western Union Center in Kazakhstan
Today, Bank TuranAlem presented its second Western Union customer service center of worldwide fast money transfers. Three agents are operating here. Consultant manager helps the customers. Money transfers are made without queues within 3-4 minutes.

BTA totals all pluses and announces its plans on borrowing
Today, the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Bank TuranAlem Roman Solodchenko summed up preliminary results of borrowing projects at the international capital market in 2006 and disclosed plans for 2007.