The EXPERT RA rating agency has evaluated Russian banks in terms of small business lending. The study indicates that, as of January 1, 2007, IMPEXBANK (RAIFFEISEN GROUP) has been one of the banking sector leaders, occupying fourth place in rankings. This is the second agency to evaluate banks in the field of small business lending. RBC.RATING also placed IMPEXBANK fourth in terms of small business lending in 2006.

Source: NOVECON, April 13, 2007