Gazprombank is a state-owned Russian bank, the third largest bank in the country by assets. The bank’s principal business areas are corporate banking, retail banking, investment banking and depositary services. Its banking activities also include securities trading, foreign exchange operations, precious metals operations, clearing operations and settlement services. The bank has a distribution network of 43 branches and over 260 banking outlets located throughout the Russian Federation. Bank also has ownership interests in three other Russian banks. In addition Gazprombank is represented in the markets of Belarus and Switzerland through ownership interests in two foreign banks: Belgazprombank (Belarus) and Gazprombank (Switzerland) Ltd. Gazprombank also has representative offices in Mongolia, China and India.