Kazakhstan’s Halyk Bank securities have been listed on AIX

30 September 2019

Astana International Exchange (“AIX”, “Exchange”) is pleased to announce that ordinary shares and global depositary receipts (GDRs) of Halyk Bank JSC have been included in the AIX official list effective September 30, 2019. Halyk Bank shares will be traded under (HSBK) ticker. GDRs will be traded under (HSBK.Y) ticker with quotation and settlements in US dollars, and are fully fungible between LSE (London Stock Exchange) and AIX.

Currently, Halyk Bank is the only Kazakhstan’s bank whose global depositary receipts are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The IPO of Halyk Bank took place on the LSE in 2006.

CEO of AIX, Tim Bennett, noted:   

“Listing of Halyk Bank securities on AIX provides full local and foreign retail investors’ access to trading in the bank shares and GDR’s on one market. It is another important milestone in the development of an integrated equity in Kazakhstan. We are excited to have Halyk, Kazakhstan’s premier banking franchise, list on AIX.” 

Halyk Finance acted as the main organizer of the listing on AIX.

Reference information:

AIX was formed in 2017 within the Astana International Financial Centre development framework. AIX shareholders are AIFC, Goldman Sachs, the Shanghai stock exchange, the silk Road Fund, and NASDAQ, which also provides the AIX trading platform. The exchange operates within a regulatory environment based on the principles of English common law, thus providing a reliable investment environment. The mission of AIX is to develop an active capital market in Kazakhstan and the region by providing clear and favorable conditions for attracting financing to private and public businesses. AIX develops special segments for mining companies as well as infrastructure projects under the Belt and Road initiative. More details: www.aix.kz 

AIFC. Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) was established on the initiative of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The constitutional law establishing AIFC was signed on December 7, 2015. The aim of AIFC is to form a leading center of international financial services. The objectives of AIFC are to assist in attracting investments into the country’s economy, create an attractive environment for investment in financial services, develop the securities market of the Republic of Kazakhstan and ensure its integration with international capital markets. www.aifc.kz

Halyk Bank is Kazakhstan’s leading financial services group, operating across a variety of segments, including retail, SME & corporate banking, insurance, leasing, brokerage and asset management. With total assets of KZT 9,059.1 billion as at 30 June 2019, Halyk Bank is Kazakhstan’s leading lender. The Bank has the largest customer base and broadest branch network in Kazakhstan, with 641 branches and outlets across the country. The Bank operates in Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Bank ratings: Moody’s – “Ba1”, Fitch Ratings, and Standard & Poor’s – “BB”. https://www.halykbank.kz

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