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VTB sponsored ice hockey team “Löwen Frankfurt” wins DEL2 championship


Apr 24, 2017

The Frankfurt ice hockey team “Löwen Frankfurt”, sponsored by VTB Direktbank, has won this year’s DEL2 championship. VTB Direktbank has been the main sponsor of the team since 2011. 

Arthur Iliyav, CEO of VTB Bank (Deutschland) AG, said: “The continuous excellent cooperation and partnership between VTB Direktbank and the team has demonstrated great results with the victory in this season’s DEL2 championship. The team has come a long way and we are proud of our contribution to this success.” VTB Group actively supports sports and other socially important initiatives across the regions of its presence, and partnership between VTB Direktbank and “Löwen Frankfurt” ice hockey team is a perfect example of this. Ice hockey is one of the most popular sports not only in Russia, but also in Frankfurt and the Rhein-Main region, so VTB’s cooperation with the team is a natural extension of its activities in the corporate social responsibility area. Frankfurt is expected to become VTB Group’s European Union headquarters, and VTB is committed to strengthening its position in continental Europe’s financial center not only as one of the leading international banking groups, but also as a company dedicated to its employees, clients and deeply involved in the life of local community.