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İşbank at the Onset of 2010

Largest private bank in Turkey in terms of assets

Since its establishment in 1924 in Ankara, İşbank has made ever-increasing contributions to the Turkish economy, and has been an icon, pioneer, and leader of the modern banking in Turkey by introducing innovative business practices, products and services.

In line with its mission, which can best be summarized as “Turkey’s Bank”, İşbank provides products and services in retail, private, commercial, and corporate banking, embracing the whole society.

İşbank assumes key roles in every aspect of both the economic and business operating cycles, and is the largest private bank in Turkey in terms of assets.

The only Turkish bank in the Global Top 100 Banking Brands

İşbank, whose total assets have reached TL 113.2 billion as of year-end 2009,

  • ranked 91st in The Banker magazine’s “Top 500 Banking Brands” list compiled in cooperation with Brand Finance Plc. İşbank was the only Turkish bank in the top 100 banks of the list.
  • numbered 331st in the Forbes magazine’s annual “Global 2000” list, ahead of all other Turkish companies on the list. (*)
  • took the 101st place in the “Top 1000 World Banks” list by The Banker magazine, a prestigious global publication. (**)

Strong and wide service network

İşbank’s large scale and service delivery strength is defined by its extensive domestic service delivery network. This consists of,

  • 22,473 employees
  • 1,078 domestic and 15 international branches
  • 3,591 ATMs
  • Over 1,000 kiosks

Financial participations operating in a variety of business lines from investment banking to portfolio management, and leasing to private pension, complement İşbank’s competency in product and service delivery and also maximize its competitiveness.

İşbank, as a significant contributor to the development of the industrial sector in Turkey, has a participation portfolio comprised of leading companies active in a wide range of business lines.

İşbank’s shares are traded on the Istanbul Stock Exchange (ISE). In addition, İşbank’s shares are traded as American Depositary Receipts (ADR) by Qualified Institutional Buyers on over the counter markets and as Global Depositary Receipts (GDR) on the London Stock Exchange.

(*) Based on the annual rankings among public companies.
(**) Based on the Tier I capital of banks as reported in their 2008 consolidated financial statements.