The Announcement made by our Main Shareholder
This is an announcement issued in relation to Article 9 entitled "Verification of news or rumours" of Communiqué on Material Events Disclosure of the Capital Markets Board (II15.1): The statement made in accordance with the Communiqué on Materıal Events Disclosure (II15.1, regarding the announcement made by Sberbank of Russia to the public on 30 January 2018:
Sberbank of Russia (Sberbank), commenced initial strategic discussions with Emirates NBD Bank PJSC (Emirates NBD) regarding Denizbank A.Ş. (Denizbank), including the possibility of Emirates NBD acquiring Sberbank's existing shareholding in Denizbank. Discussions are at a very preliminary stage and there is no certainty that any transaction will be entered into.
Sberbank also stated that it routinely evaluates potential opportunities in different markets and a further announcement will only be made if there is a material development.