Equity 

As of 1 January 2011, the Bank’s share capital totalled RUB 67.76bn and consisted of 21,586,948,000 ordinary shares and 1,000,000,000 preferred shares with a par value of RUB 3. The Bank’s shares are owned by investors from over 50 countries. Sberbank’s principal shareholder is the Bank of Russia, which owns the majority of the Bank’s voting shares (60.25%).

According to Bloomberg, the value of the Bank’s ordinary shares grew by 25.5% in 2010, achieving the third-highest growth rate among the world’s 30 largest banks by market capitalisation. Over the past year, Sberbank’s market capitalisation soared from USD 61.8bn to USD 76.1bn, improving the Bank’s ranking in the FT Global 500 list of the world’s largest banks to number 15, up three positions from the previous year, and making it the second-largest company in Russia after Gazprom.

Sberbank’s share price and market capitalisation

  31 December 2010 31 December 2009
Source: Bloomberg, market capitalisation — FT Global 500
Ordinary share (MICEX), RUB per share 104.4 83.1
Preferred share (MICEX), RUB per share 75.1 69.1
RTS index 1,770 1,445
Market capitalisation, USD bn 76.1 61.8

Sberbank’s ordinary shares remained to be the most liquid securities on the Russian stock market in 2010, with the average daily trading volume of the Bank’s ordinary shares accounting for 34% of MICEX turnover.

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