23.10.2009

Bank 9M 2009 Results under the Russian accounting standards (RAS)

Bank Saint Petersburg summarized its performance for the 9M 2009 under RAS.

Alexander Savelyev, the Chairman of the Management Board, comments:
“In spite of the uneasy market environment we are proud to state that the Bank has managed to keep its operational and financial capacity at an exceptionally high level and continues to develop its business. In 9M 2009 Bank’s revenues grew by 70% to RUB 25.9 billion compared to 9M 2008; the net income for 9M 2009 amounted to RUB 630.8 million including the net income of RUB 326.6 for 3Q 2009. Today we are focused on the capital adequacy: a new preferred share issue is to be completed by the end of 2009”.

As at October 1, 2009, Bank Saint Petersburg was ranked 12th in terms of retail deposits and 15th in terms of assets among the Russian banks (Interfax ranking). As at October 1, 2009 the number of cards issued by the Bank exceeded 670,000 (+81,500 cards); the Bank’s card network comprised of 431 ATMs. Today it provides services for about 35,000 corporate customers and 900,000 individuals. As at October 1, 2009, Internet-Bank was actively used by 45,000 clients.

On July 22, 2009, the Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting approved amendments to the Bank’s Charter announcing the new type of the preferred stock. On October 7, 2009, the Securities Prospectus was registered by the Bank of Russia. The placement price is to be announced in late November.

In August 2009, the Bank received the RUB 1.5 billion subordinated loan from Vneshekonombank.

Financial highlights for 9M 2009 under RAS

- Total capital grew by 19.7% to RUB 27.2 billion compared to January 1, 2009

- Revenues increased by 70.0% to RUB 25.9 billion compared to 9M 2008

- Income before income tax amounted to RUB 1.0 billion

- Net income amounted to RUB 630.8 million, including RUB 326.6 billion for 3Q 2009

Bank’s assets grew to RUB 219.0 billion (+1.5% comparing to January 1, 2009; +21.1% comparing to October 1, 2009).

Bank’s total capital calculated under the Bank of Russia methodology increased by 19.7% to RUB 27.2 billion compared to January 1, 2009. The growth is mainly attributed to the RUB 1.5 billion Vneshekonombank loan received. As a result the capital adequacy as at October 1, 2009 increased by 0.64 percentage points to 13.66% compared to January 1, 2009.

Financial result before profit tax for 9 months 2009 amounted to RUB 1.0 billion (-67.5% compared to the previous year result). The main factor to determine the financial result before tax is the substantial growth in provisions (+159.2% compared to January 1, 2009).

Bank’s revenues for the 9M 2009 increased by 70.0% compared with the same period of the previous year and amounted to RUB 25.9 billion. Interest income increased by 43.8% and amounted to RUB 18.9 billion. Commission income increased by 15.6% compared with the 9M 2008 and amounted to RUB 1.4 million. Net income amounted to RUB 630.8 million, including RUB 326.6 million for 3Q 2009.

Liabilities. Customer accounts amounted to RUB 153.2 billion (-1.4% compared to January 1, 2009; +7.3% compared to October 1, 2008). As at October 1, 2009, the corporate customer accounts amounted to RUB 99.7 billion (-7% compared to January 1, 2009; +11.3% compared to October 1, 2008). Retail customer accounts amounted to RUB 53.5 billion (+11.2% compared to January 1, 2009; +13.6% compared to October 1, 2009). As at October 1, 2009, the Central Bank of Russia unsecured funding decreased by 61.7% to RUB 9 billion from RUB 23.5 billion as at January 1, 1009.

Loan portfolio. During the 9M 2009 an amount of net lending receivables (incl. interbank loans) increased by 8.6% compared to January 1, 2009 and amounted to RUB 172.1 billion. As at October 1, 2009, the loan portfolio amounted to RUB 152.9 billion (+5.6% compared to January 1, 2009). Facing the global worsening of the economic situation the Bank increased its provisions by 159.2% to RUB 11.4 billion. As at October 1, 2009, the share of the overdue loans amounted to 4.49% (0.47% as at January 1, 2009); the level of coverage of the overdue loans by provisions made up 166%.

9M 2009 Financial Statements under RAS are available on the Bank’s website.