13.06.2001 "Center-Invest" offers large-scale guarantees to the customs
The State Customs Committee of Russian Federation has granted the "Center-Invest" bank permission to act as a guarantor before the customs bodies. Now the amount of "Center-Invest" bank guarantees valid concurrently may be as much as $ 25 million. Largest permitted amount of a single bank guarantee will be $ 5 million.

08.06.2001 The second double growth of "Center-Invest" Bank within two years in a row.
On June 8 the annual shareholders' meeting of "Center-Invest" Bank was held. The most important result of the year is the double growth in amount of work carried out by the bank and reaching the before-the-crisis financial level in USD. "Center-Invest " has become the largest bank in Rostov region for its amounts of assets, credit investments, deposits, and profit.

05.06.2001 BSTDB Signs First Loan Agreement Under Its SME Support Program for the South of Russia
In accordance with the terms and conditions of the US$ 12 million Credit Line facility approved by BSTDB for the support of Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) and expanding businesses in southern regions of Russia - Stavropol, Krasnodar and Rostov -the first loan of up to US$ 500,000 will be extended to the Center-Invest bank (Rostov) for the period of 3,5 years.

15.03.2001 The UK Ambassador Visited the Center-Internet Complex
On 15 March Sir Roderick Lyne, the Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the Russian Federation was a guest of the Center-Invest Innovational and Finance Group.

14.03.2001 Center-Invest is the most successful bank in the Rostov Province
An authoritative Rostov weekly 'The Gorod N' names the Center-Invest Bank the most successful bank in the Rostov Province based on the results of the year 2000.

12.03.2001 The Center-Invest Bank in Volgodonsk
On Monday, 12 March, the Volgodonsk Office of the Center-Invest Bank was presented to the public. The presentation was attended by V.V.Vysokov, Deputy Chairman of the OJSC CB Center-Invest, F.A.Kushnarev, Director General of OJSC Rostovenergo, and representatives of the Administration and the business circles of Volgodonsk.

01.03.2001 Another ABM of the Center-Invest Bank.
Another ABM of the Center-Invest Bank was installed last week. This ABM performs operations with the plastic cards of the Europay Int. and Visa international payment systems. Moreover, in Rostov-on-Don only the Center-Invest ABMs accept the American Express and Diners Club cards.

16.02.2001 Minister Gref: “Success of reforms in Russia depends on such enthusiasts as the ‘Center-invest’ team”
February, 15 Minister of economic development and trade German Gref together with the governor of the Rostov region Vladimir Chub has visited the informational - educational complex «Center- internet».

26.01.2001 The Ministry of Economics, the Center-Invest Bank, and the Small Business Support Fund have joined efforts.
On 26 January 2001 the Agreement on Crediting of Investment Projects for Small and Medium Businesses in the Rostov Province was signed by the Ministry of Economics, International and Foreign Trade Relations of the Rostov Province, the Center-Invest Bank, and the Rostov Regional State Fund for Support of Small Businesses.

23.01.2001 EUROMONEY Invited Center-Invest to Vienna
The Euromoney Magazine sponsored the Forum of Central and East European Issuers and Investors held on 16-17 January in Vienna. That was the first European meeting at such a high level after Christmas. The Forum was attended by a record number of participants - more than 800. The only representative of the Russian South was Prof.V.V.Vysokov, Vice President of the Center-Invest Bank, who was invited as the author of the article published in the October issue of the Euromoney Magazine under the title of 'The Center-Invest: a Russian Bank Working to International Standards'.