KASE determined the exchange foreign currencies market leading operators for June and first 6 months of 2008
/KASE, July 1, 08/ - Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE) determined the list of
second-tier banks - the Kazakhstan exchange foreign currencies market leading
operators for June 2008.

In June on KASE in total in deals conclusion participated 25 second-tier banks.
Below are the top-10 active KASE category "B" members (headquarters of all
indicated in the table banks are located in Almaty).

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Position in
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 June   May Company's                             indicator --------------------
 2008  2008 brief name                                 (Ka)      V      N      D
----- ----- ------------------------------------- --------- ------ ------ ------
    1     6 Halyk Savings Bank of Kazakhstan JSC*      2.41   0.85   0.88   0.95
    2     3 Kazkommertsbank JSC                        2.27   0.85   0.69   1.00
    3     2 Nurbank JSC                               2.254   1.00   0.50   1.00
    4     4 Alliance Bank JSC                         2.248   0.80   0.76   0.95
    5     1 Subsidiary joint-stock bank ABN
            AMRO Bank Kazakhstan JSC                   2.17   0.82   0.65   0.95
    6     5 BTA Bank JSC                               2.05   0.96   0.32   1.00
    7     8 SB HSBC Bank Kazakhstan JSC                1.97   0.27   1.00   1.00
    8    19 ATFBank JSC                                1.14   0.18   0.26   0.90
    9     9 Eurasian Bank JSC                          1.09   0.17   0.14   1.00
   10     7 Citybank Kazakhstan JSC                    1.08   0.11   0.19   1.00
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* US dollar market-maker on KASE

Relative to May 2008, ATFBank JSC is the "top-10" newcomer, having driven out
Subsidiary Bank Alfa-Bank JSC (tenth position in May).

Below is the table of the most active KASE category "B" members in the sector in
the first 6 months of 2008. In deals conclusion participated 26 second-tier
banks.

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                                            Activity Ka calculation base:
Posi- Company's                            indicator --------------------
 tion brief name                                (Ka)      V      N      D
----- ------------------------------------ --------- ------ ------ ------
    1 Subsidiary joint-stock bank ABN
      AMRO Bank Kazakhstan JSC                  2.44   0.75   1.00   0.98
    2 Kazkommertsbank JSC                       2.42   0.82   0.90   0.99
    3 Nurbank JSC                               2.39   1.00   0.66   0.99
    4 Alliance Bank JSC                         2.29   0.74   0.85   0.98
    5 Halyk Savings Bank of Kazakhstan JSC      1.81   0.57   0.55   0.93
    6 BTA Bank JSC                              1.74   0.49   0.51   0.99
    7 SB HSBC Bank Kazakhstan JSC               1.70   0.28   0.69   1.00
    8 Citybank Kazakhstan JSC                   1.41   0.19   0.46   1.00
    9 BANK CASPIAN JSC                          1.28   0.37   0.23   0.89
   10 Eurasian Bank JSC                         1.11   0.07   0.27   0.99
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KASE draws attention that the exchange foreign currencies market operators
activity ranking, indicated in tables was developed in compliance with the KASE
internal document Methodology of Kazakhstan Stock Exchange Inc.
Members Activity Indicators Calculation (Methodology) effective from January
1, 2008.

The Methodology text is available on the KASE website
at http://www.kase.kz/files/normative_base/members_activity.pdf

[2008-07-01]