About Evercore PartnersEvercore Partners is a leading independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore Partners was founded in 1996 by Roger Altman, former Deputy Secretary of the US Treasury and has become one of the most active independent investment banking advisory firms in the US and UK. Since 2000, Evercore Partners has advised on more than $1 trillion in announced transactions and has advised on over $110 billion of transactions year-to-date. Evercore’s Investment Banking business advises clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements, and other strategic transactions and also provides institutional investors with high quality research, sales and trading execution that is free of the conflicts created by proprietary activities. Evercore’s Investment Management business comprises wealth management, institutional asset management, and private equity investing. Evercore serves a diverse set of clients around the world from its offices in New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Chicago, Minneapolis, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Aberdeen, Scotland, Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico, Hong Kong and Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil. More information about Evercore can be found on the Company’s website at www.evercore.com. About VTB Capital VTB Capital, the Investment Business of VTB Group, is one of the three strategic business arms of VTB Group, along with the corporate and retail businesses. Since its foundation in 2008, VTB Capital has taken part in more than 288 ECM and DCM deals, which were instrumental in attracting more than USD 117.65 billion worth of investments to Russia and CIS. VTB Capital offers a full range of investment banking products and services to Russian and international clients, focusing on arranging operations in the debt, equity, global commodities markets, developing investment and asset management, advising clients on M&A and ECM deals in Russia and abroad. VTB Capital operates in Moscow, London, Singapore, Dubai, Hong Kong, Sofia, New York, Paris and Vienna, with headquarters in Moscow.
VTB Capital holds top positions in the debt and equity capital markets in Russia and CIS according to the league tables for 2011 by Dealogic and Bloomberg. In 2011 and 2012 VTB Capital research team was ranked #1 in Thomson Reuters Extel Survey and Institutional Investor All-Russia Investor Survey.