Sberbank Russia, founded in 1841, is Russia’s largest bank and a leading global financial institution.
Russian Emperor Nikolai I orders the formation of savings bank outlets at the Moscow and St. Petersburg treasury houses with his decree of 1841 – the year marking the inception of Russia's oldest bank, Sberbank
as part of its international expansion policy, Sberbank opens a representative office in Kazakhstan
Herman Gref, former Minister of Economics and Trade of Russia, is approved Chairman of the Management Board of Sberbank;
The Sberbank Supervisory Board unanimously approves the Sberbank Development Strategy until 2014, an important milestone of the transformation process of the Russian bank into an international organization.
Sberbank Russia goes international and acquires Volksbank International in Europe and DenizBank in Turkey.
Sberbank Europe obtains a full banking license and gets its first Fitch rating with the investment grade BBB-. Serbank Europe launches its corporate business in Austria, and its employees in Vienna move to their new headquarters at Schwarzenbergplatz.
All subsidiaries of Sberbank Europe have been fully rebranded into Sberbank. Sberbank Europe receives a syndicated loan of EUR 350 mn and launches its German online retail bank Sberbank Direct.
Sberbank Direct in Germany gains EUR 1.7 bn in deposits within one year.
Sberbank Europe AG sells its 99.5% stake in Sberbank Slovensko, a.s. to Penta Investments.