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World Investment Award 'Investment Angel' took place in Moscow

The official award ceremony took place on Nov. 30

The official award ceremony of the World Investment Award "Investment Angel" took place on Nov. 30 in Moscow, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. The organizer of the Award - World Organization for Development – based on a few rankings: Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI) national rating, WOD own rating, conducted by the WOD-Research Agency, and official statistics from other international agencies, - announced the results on the most attractive investment regions of the Russian Federation as well as the most active foreign investors. The awards were presented by the Chairman of the Award Organizing Committee, the president of the World Organization for Development - Robert Abdullin. Special Nomination "For contribution to achieving Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations": • OOO "Unilever Rus" / Unilever • AFK "System" / Sistema • OAO "North Caucasus Development Corporation" / JSC North Caucasus Development Corporation Nomination: Investor of the year • "Bridgestone Thayer MANUFACTURING CIS" / Bridgestone Tire - Gold Award • OOO "Chelny-Broiler" / LLC "Chelny-Broiler" - Silver Award • Company Shanghai Overseas Investment Joint Stock Company / Shanghai Overseas United Investment CO., LTD – Bronze Award Nomination: Technology Investor of the Year. • OOO "Ulyanovsk Machine Tool Plant" (DMG Mori Seiki AG) / LLC "Ulyanovsk machine tool" (DMG Moiki Seiki AG) - Gold Award • GC "AGROEKO" / Group of Companies "Agroeco" - Silver Award • OOO "Ford Sollers Elabuga" / LLC Ford Sollers – Bronze Award Nomination: Socially-oriented Investor of the year. • Group "Lafarge" / Lafarge Group - Gold Award • A group of Samsung Electronics - Silver Award • CJSC "Ferrero Russia" / JSC "Ferrero Russia" - Bronze Award Nomination: For supporting foreign investors in Russia • Regus Group Companies The subject of the Russian Federation with the most favourable investment climate: • Republic of Tatarstan - Gold Award The subject of the Russian Federation with better support for small businesses: • Kaluga Region - Silver Award The subject of the Russian Federation with the best infrastructure and resources: • Belgorod Region - Silver Award To contribute to the improvement of the Russian Federation's investment climate: • Ulyanovsk Region - Silver Award • Tambov Region - Silver Award The most investment efficient subjects of the Russian Federation: • Moscow - Gold Award • Tyumen Region - Silver Award World Bank publishes annually its own international ranking- Doing Business, which assesses the state of the business climate in a country, based on 10 indicators of one or two largest metropolitan cities. The latest results of the World Banks’ Doing Business were published, where Russia managed to climb up 11 places, moving from 62 to 51 spot. Orders "Investment Angel" for "personal contribution to investment climate improvement" were presented to: • Pauleski Massimiliano - Chairman of the Board of Directors of ZAO Ferrero Russia Order "For the promotion of international cooperation in education" was presented to Tamirlan Hassan - President of the International University centre in Europe. Cheremin S.E., Minister of Moscow Government, Head of the Department of Foreign Economic Relations of Moscow: "We receive the prestigious award of an expert community in attracting investment field, specifically foreign investments, which is an extremely high assessment of all my colleague's work in the Moscow Government. Over the past four years, we managed to increase the level of foreign direct investment in various areas of the city's economy by more than 4 times. " Pevnev S.V., director of marketing for Samsung Electronics Rus Company: "We express our gratitude to the Award organizers for recognizing Samsung as a socially-oriented investor. In the future, inspired by this wonderful award, we will strengthen our activities in this direction. We will strive to provide strong support to the Russian economy and to make sure to stay worthy of such high honours."