Disclosure policyDisclosure policy

Information disclosure is one of the most important tools for the Bank’s interaction with shareholders, investors, customers and other interested parties, contributing to the formation of long-term, transparent and trust-based relationships with all stakeholders, while also improving the Bank’s investment case.

Throughout 2020, the Bank’s Supervisory Council monitored compliance on the part of the Bank and its employees with the requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation on the securities market, on the protection of the rights and legitimate interests of investors in the securities market and on advertising; the regulations of the Bank of Russia concerning financial markets; and the requirements and standards of self-regulatory organisations of professional securities market participants that the Bank is a member of; as well as the Bank’s internal regulations, including the Regulation on the Information Policy approved by the Bank’s Supervisory CouncilMinutes No. 18 of the Bank’s Supervisory Council dated 1 December 2017..

When disclosing information, VTB Bank is guided by the applicable legislation of the Russian Federation, the requirements of Moscow Exchange and the London Stock Exchange, the Regulation on the Bank’s Information Policy and its Corporate Governance Code, and other requirements and regulations.

Principles of information disclosure by the Bank

  • The principle of providing information quickly, consistently and on a regular basis
  • The principle of the accessibility of disclosed information
  • Compliance with regulations on the protection of information containing state, commercial, banking and/or official secrets of the Bank and other information protected by law, including insider information and protection of personal data
  • The principle of the veracity, completeness and comparability of disclosed information
  • Observance of a reasonable balance between the Bank’s openness and the protection of its commercial interests
Information distributed about the Bank’s activities can be divided into three groups
  1. Information that must be disclosed in the prescribed manner and by the means specified in regulatory documents and by regulatory authorities
  2. Information disclosed by the Bank on a voluntary basis by any means chosen by the Bank
  3. Publicly available information that is freely provided at the request of stakeholders for informational purposes

The Interfax newswire and the Bank’s dedicated page

According to Interfax, the Bank continued to be ranked second in 2020 among leading companies in terms of information disclosure.

  • 3,040 statements
  • annual report for 2019
  • annual accounting (financial) statements under RAS for 2019
  • 4 consolidated financial statements under IFRS
  • 4 quarterly issuer reports
  • 4 lists of affiliates
  • New versions of the Charter and the Regulation on the Supervisory Council, the Regulation on the Management Board and the Regulation on the Statutory Audit Commission
  • other documents in accordance with legislative requirements

Information about VTB Bank on the website of the London Stock Exchange:

20 material facts / press releases

VTB Bank’s corporate website www.vtb.ru and www.vtb.com which offers the most complete information about the Bank’s activities and is regularly updated in accordance with the requirements of legislation and the Bank’s bylaws

In addition to information published in accordance with the legislative requirements, the Bank also disclosed:

  • Monthly IFRS financial results

  • A sustainability report for 2019
  • A regularly updated presentation for investors
  • 851 press releases

The site received 49 million visits in 2020 (28 million in 2019)

The Company’s account in the Unified Federal Register of Information about the Activities of Legal Entities, Individual Entrepreneurs and Other Economic Entities

  • 163 statements
With regard to ensuring corporate actions: web channels (web service in conjunction with Luch software or the web office of the National Settlement Depository)
  • 22 statements
Informational seminars, conferences, press conferences, meetings, forums and other meetings with concerned parties
  • 4 conference calls following the disclosure of IFRS statements
  • 2 seminars for shareholders
  • 1 Investor Day
  • 4 webinars and online broadcasts for shareholders and investors

The Bank’s official social media accounts:

VTB Bank in Facebook
VTB Bank в VKontakte
VTB Bank in Odnoklassniki
VTB Bank in Twitter
VTB Bank in Instagram
VTB Bank in Telegram
VTB Group on YouTube