LOСKO-Bank Date of registration with the Central Bank of the Russian Federation (CB RF): 21.02.94
Licenses: License by CB RF #2707 on operations in rubles and foreign currency; Licenses of the professional securities market participant on brokerage, dealer and depository activities; Authorized capital stock: RUR 850 mln; Audit company: KPMG Ltd.; Locus Audit company. LOCKO-Bank is a medium-sized private independent commercial bank with a strategic focus on lending to the SME sector. With a strong franchise in Moscow LOCKO-Bank pursues cautious regional development strategy. Currently LOCKO-Bank operates 29 full regional and 6 Moscow-based branches in the key economic regions of Russia. LOCKO-Bank has a diversified shareholding structure. The investment appeal of the Bank has significantly grown with IFC, Washington D.C. and East Capital group, Stockholm taking 15% and 11% equity stakes respectively in 2006. Both institutions have representatives on the Board of Directors and provide relevant technical and risk management assistance to the Bank. The Bank strives to increase its international presence by expanding and intensifying its relationships with international financial organizations, national development banks (IFC, EBRD, KfW and Russian Bank for Development) as well as major foreign banks. The Bank has a developed track record on financial markets. It also enjoys well-diversified funding sources including promissory notes and corporate bond issues, international and domestic syndications, Eurobond placements. LOCKO-Bank has been audited by KPMG since 2000. The Bank has two international credit ratings: long-term ‘B+’ rating from Fitch Ratings and long-term ‘B2’ from Moody’s Investor Services. LOCKO-Bank is a member of the Association of Regional Russian Banks, Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange, Moscow Stock Exchange, National Stock Association, founding member of the Moscow Interbank Currency Association. The Bank has been a member of SWIFT international settlements system since 2000, a member of Reuters Dealing system, an affiliated member of MasterCard International and an associate member of VISA International. The Bank is qualified for the State Deposit Insurance.