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On 9 April 2017 Credit Agricole Bank joined a large-scale running event – Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon 2017 and corporate team of 4 runners of the bank managed a respectable second-place finish in 21.0975 km corporate race. The total of 60 employees toed the starting line of the 7th Kyiv Half Marathon on a team of Credit Agricole Bank. 15 team members including 3 ladies successfully covered a Half Marathon distance of 21.0975 km.
«We are proud of our colleagues’ victory and true unity of our team! We are a united team indeed: both the Board Members and close upon 60 staff members of most of the Bank units made different distances. We are confident that the bank is the people! Our business achievements as well as wins in other spheres and particularly in various sporting contests are owing to aspirations, efforts and contributions of our employees», - Jean-Paul Piotrowski, the CEO of Credit Agricole Bank said, - «Sport holds a special place in the corporate culture of our bank. We gladly support different sports-oriented initiatives including running events, our football team has been steadily leading in external games and our volleyball team makes first successful steps as well. And what is more, for a number of years we have been holding internal football tournaments and corporate cycle races that brings more than a thousand of our colleagues from all regions together».
«It is a great pleasure that among corporate teams the Credit Agricole team finished second on a 21 km distance! Fine weather and good mood! It’s a team work!», - shares his impressions corporate race runner Ruslan Seitumerov, deputy head of PI service in Odesa.
In addition to individual and team races of Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon 2017, the team of Credit Agricole Bank also participated in Chamber Cup relay competitions in the category of banks.
«A couple of years ago when I ran a race for a first time, very few people in the bank wanted to join. But every year more and more new colleagues are getting infected with «virus of running». It’s very encouraging! It’s great!», - said with delight the Half Marathon runner and permanent member of the bank’s running team Yurii Raksha, a leading specialist of international and large corporate business department, - «We always welcome newcomers and ready to provide them with any support at the start and especially with advices on the right way to start running so that it would bring a real pleasure».
Kyiv International Half Marathon has been uniting running fans from all over the world for 7 years in a row. This year the running event was supported by 9.000 participants from 43 countries, including about 400 foreign runners. Traditionally, the Half Marathon route ran circle-wisely along the Dnieper River, the starting and finish lines located on the Kontraktova square.
In 2017 the participants could choose one of individual race distances of 21.0975 km, 10 km, 5 km and 2 km. It was for the first time in history of Kyiv Half Marathon that a family running race of more than 200 runners took place as well as a Winners charity race in supporting ATO soldiers who had experienced amputation. Almost 1.000 children of different age ran distances of 1.000 m, 500 m and 100 m in Children’s Starts.
About Credit Agricole:
PJSC «CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK» is a modern universal bank owned by the leading financial group in Europe – Credit Agricole Group (France). The Group is a major partner of the French economy and one of the largest banking groups in Europe. It is a leading retail bank in Europe, having the largest portfolio of assets under management, being first in the field of bank insurance and third - in project financing in Europe. Credit Agricole has been operating in the financial market of Ukraine since 1993 and renders the entire range of banking services to private individuals, including VIP clients, and business. The Bank pays special attention to cooperation with agricultural enterprises. Reliability and business reputation of CREDIT AGRICOLE in Ukraine is confirmed by the highest possible FITCH ratings, leading positions in bank sustainability, bank deposit reliability and bank profitability rankings, as well as by 460 000 private and 26 000 corporate customers, including representatives of small and medium business, large Ukrainian companies and international corporations.
Viktoriia Torianyk, Head of PR and corporate communications Credit Agricole Bank.
Phone: +38 044 581 07 45, e-mail: Viktoriia.Torianyk@credit-agricole.ua