London, UK (July 5th , 2012) – Banka Kombëtare Tregtare is awarded as “The Best Bank of Albania” in Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2012 by pre-eminent international finance magazine Euromoney. The award was presented during Euromoney Awards for Excellence Dinner in London on July 5 to Mr. Mehmet Usta, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Mr. Seyhan Pencabligil, CEO and Member of the Board of Directors of BKT.
Commenting on the award, Mr. Mehmet Usta, Chairman of the Board of Directors said "I was delighted to receive this prestigious award on behalf of everyone in BKT. This award recognizes our enormous and steady growth, stable profitability, huge expansion in product range and successful performance that we have shown especially in the last years.” 
"We have always known how to take advantage of the crises and treat them as opportunities. This award, which is in line with previous ones received recently by other esteemed financial institutions, shows that success belongs to the one that is well prepared and knows how to adapt to difficult times, " added Seyhan Pencabligil, CEO and Member of the Board of Directors of BKT.
Euromoney Magazine, published by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, is a monthly periodical dedicated to international banking finance and capital markets news, analysis, foreign exchange, asset management, investment banking, private banking, debt and equity markets. The Awards for Excellence honor institutions and individuals that demonstrate leadership, innovation, and provide the highest levels of service and expertise to their customers. The publisher, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, with its main offices located in London, New York and Hong Kong, is listed on the London Stock Exchange and a member of the FTSE-250 share index. It is a leading international business-to-business media group focused primarily on the international finance sector which publishes more than 100 magazines, newsletters and journals. 
BKT is the second largest and the oldest commercial bank in Albania with a total of 2.1 billion USD in assets and 1.7 billion of USD in deposits. BKT network includes 82 branches out of which 59 are situated in Albania and 23 of them in Kosovo, making BKT the biggest Albanian bank in the region. BKT has been recently evaluated as “The Best Bank of Albania for 2011” by the prestigious British magazines The Banker for three times and twice in a row and EMEA FINANCE twice in a row.

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