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10 June 2008

Savyolovsky Terminal – Sheremetievo Airport Passenger Railway Line Opens

The official ceremony dedicated to the opening of the Savyolovsky Terminal – Sheremetievo Airport passenger railway link and the terminal complex at international Sheremetievo airport was attended by Mr. Sergei Ivanov, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation, Igor Levitin, Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation, Boris Gromov, Governor of the Moscow Region, representatives of the Russian Railways OJSC, TransGroup AS LLC, Aeroexpress LLC, JSC Bank VTB, OJSC VTB-Leasing, and the Sheremetievo International Airport OJSC. After the official ceremony, the guests saw over the building of the terminal complex and answered the journalists’ questions.

The guests were delivered to the ‘Sheremetievo Airport’ station from the Savyolovsky terminal by a high-speed electric train of a new model. The railway train had been developed by the Transmashholding CJSC against a special order placed by the Aeroexpress LLC. This train is capable of accelerating to 120 km per hour (up to 160 km per hour in a longer term).
Seven electric trains have been supplied by the Aeroexpress LLC under a leasing contract with OAO VTB-Leasing (the company forms part of the VTB Group). The term of lease is seven years. OAO VTB-Leasing has been effecting a number of deals related with leasing passenger and freight rolling stock, traction facilities under contracts with the Russian Railways OJSC (‘RZhD’) and independent carriers in the railway sector for a total amount of more than USD 1 billion.

Direct railway link between Savyolovsky Terminal – Sheremetievo Airport route is a new high-quality service for passengers and an important milestone in the development of Russia’s passenger intermodal transport. 


OJSC VTB-Leasing ( is a universal leasing company. 
Registered in 2002. 
JSC Bank VTB owns 100% of shares in the Company.
Under IFRS the Company’s capital in 2007 was USD 146.1 million, and 2007 net profit amounted to USD 77.9 million. The Company’s assets came to USD 3.4 billion.
According to the Fitch Ratings agency, the Company’s credit rating is ВВВ+, and “Stable” outlook. According to the Standard & Poor’s agency, its counterparty ratings are, respectively, BBB+/A-2 and ruAAA, outlook “Stable”.
The Company operates in subjects of the Russian Federation and CIS countries. 
According to the results achieved in 2007, OJSC VTB-Leasing is Russia’s leader among domestic leasing companies by volume of the leasing portfolio.
In 2007 the Company was awarded a number of industry prizes in the “Best Leasing Company in Russia” nomination.

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