January-September 2013


Main highlights

In the area of corporate responsibility, Garanti’s policy has been focused on two issues: the role of women in the business world, and providing improved accessibility for the disabled. The bank has formed part of the Turkish delegation that explained the progress made in the field of accessibility in one of the forums held during the recent United Nations General Assembly. Garanti was also the host bank for the 12th summit of the Global Banking Alliance for Women, where there were representatives from 30 financial institutions from 24 countries. These summits aim to develop programs that provide women entrepreneurs with training and access to markets.

Under the awards and recognitions heading, the magazine Global Finance named Garanti “Best Bank in Turkey” in its classification of the Best Global Banks in 2013, while the 2012 Annual Report (and its interactive version) of its Investor Relations team has received a prize at the ARC Awards. These awards are organized by MerComm, a U.S. organization that defines standards of excellence in the communication field.

In the area of wholesale and investment banking, the Group has led two bond issues for the Italian company Enel and the Spanish company Madrileña de Gas worth a total of €1,750m.