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Moscow, December 21, 2012 — Sberbank Yuzhny Port Data Processing Center received international Uptime Institute Tier III reliability certification.

In early August 2012 the solutions implemented at DPC were certified for the Uptime Institute Data Center infrastructure requirements. The implemented solutions have undergone five days of tests with various disaster situations modelled. All tests have been passed successfully. Building and certifying the Data Center according to the Uptime Institute Tier Standard guarantees that the work has been done properly and the Data Center has the required reliability.

The solutions used by Sberbank for the Data Center are based on high-performance energy saving technology compliance with the best international practice. Yuzhny Port Data Center will standardize maintenance of all banking processes significantly reducing the time to market for the bank’s new products.

International consulting company BearingPoint was chosen through an open bid as an independent expert to support the Data Center creation process. Having worked with world’s leading banks the company’s consultants used their experience to deliver the project according to world standards. BearingPoint specialists supported the Sberbank Data Center creation process from feasibility study, RFP and provider selection through solution design, implementation and final certification.

“Sberbank Data Center is an example of how the best international practice can be used to address tasks posed for the Russian economy flagships, — commented Natalia Krasnoperova, BearingPoint Russia and CIS Practice Leader. The Data Center created by Sberbank meets international standards and requirements and in our opinion can serve as a hallmark solution for Russian banks seeking higher performance and quality of service.”

“The role of an independent expert performed by international consulting company BearingPoint was not only that of a quality control but also in providing access to proven knowledge and solutions brought in by the company’s consultants who have worked with leading international banks. This allowed us to save time and money without repeating the others’ errors, — note Sberbank Senior Vice President Viktor Orlovsky. BearingPoint consultants’ support was one of the key factors in success of the project.”

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Contacts 

Sberbank of Russia                                

Alexander Baziyan

Public Relations

+7 (495) 957 57 21

media@sberbank.ru

BearingPoint

Nikolay Ketov

Senior Specialist, Marketing

+7 (495) 937 44 66

nikolay.ketov@bearingpoint.com  

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Sberbank today is the largest credit institution in Russia, accounting for about 27 percent of the aggregate Russian banking assets and employing about 240,000 people. The Central Bank of the Russian Federation is Sberbank’s founder and a major shareholder with 57.60 percent of voting shares. The bank’s other shareholders are over 245,000 individuals and companies. Sberbank has one of the largest countrywide branch network with 17 regional head offices and about 19 000 retail outlets. The Bank operates subsidiary banks in Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Belarus, has a representative office in Germany and China, and a branch in India. After acquiring Volksbank International in 2012 Sberbank has branches in nine countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

General Banking Licence of the Bank of Russia 1481.

Bank's website — www.sberbank.ru.

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BearingPoint delivers business consulting with management and technology capabilities. As an independent firm with European roots and global reach BearingPoint serves leading companies and public sector organisations world-wide to align and optimise processes, IT and operating models with business strategy. Driven by a strong entrepreneurial mindset and desire to create long-term partnerships, BearingPoint’s consultants are committed to delivering excellence and value to their clients. The firm’s approach to working with clients is highly collaborative and designed to improve business performance, from strategy through to execution. BearingPoint currently employs 3400 people in 15 countries.

For more information, please visit: www.bearingpoint.com.