Halyk Savings Bank of Kazakhstan says subsidiary Halyk Finance named by Global Finance Kazakhstan’s Y2012 best investment bank

February 21. KASE

Halyk Savings Bank of Kazakhstan says subsidiary Halyk Finance named by Global Finance Kazakhstan's Y2012 best investment bankBased on results of the customary annual research conducted by experts of the international magazine, JSC “Halyk Finance” has been awarded the “Best Investment Bank in Kazakhstan 2012” title for a second consecutive year. The Kazakh company has been quoted amongst the best investment banks of the world, whose list will be published in the April edition of “Global Finance”.

When choosing the winners, experts considered such criteria as the market share, number and combined volume of transactions, service quality and customer counseling, capability of structuring deals, efforts aimed at solving issues in current market conditions, efficiency of marketing channels, innovativeness, pricing during securities offering and behavior of price upon completing a transaction, as well as the reputation of the company in the market.

“2011 was marked by significant volatility in both global and local capital markets, – said Chairman of Management Board of JSC “Halyk Finance” Erkebulan Tulibergenov, – It is obvious, that for some issuers markets were as good as closed, and many transactions were canceled or deferred until better times. We are pleased to know that in these circumstances our company managed to remain the best player at home, eventually retaining the honorable title of the best investment bank in Kazakhstan. And this is not a limit. We intend to keep improving the quality of financial services we render in the best interest of our clients”.

We remind you that in 2011 JSC “Halyk Finance” was awarded the title of “The Best Investment Bank in Kazakhstan 2011” by the magazine “Global Finance”, “The Best Investment Bank in Kazakhstan 2010” by the British magazine EMEA Finance, as well as “Leading Financial Advisor of 2010” by JSC “Kazakhstan Stock Exchange”.

JSC “Halyk Finance” is a leading investment bank in Kazakhstan rendering a full package of investment banking services, including financial counseling and underwriting (organization of issue and offering of corporate issuers’securities), corporate finance services, including M&A-themed advice regarding purchase/sale of shares and stakes in companies and corporate debt restructuring, market-makers’ services in the trading floor of Kazakhstan Stock Exchange, investment portfolio management, analysis services.