The year 2006 ended for Sberbank of Russia OJSC with the first acquisition of a subsidiary bank abroad, in Kazakhstan. SB of Sberbank JSC is undergoing dynamic development by expanding its market share, actively engaging with businesses in various sectors of the economy and participating in a number of state programmes of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Today, SB of Sberbank JSC has a branch network of more than 90 structural units, including 13 branches. The central office of the Bank is located in Almaty. SB of Sberbank JSC is a member of the EBRD's Trade Facilitation Programme as a confirming bank.