Tirana, Albania (December, 2016) – In recognition of its exceptional performance and leadership in the banking market, Banka Kombëtare Tregtare won "The Bank of the Year in Albania for 2016" award from one of the most prestigious financial magazines, "The Banker", which is published by Financial Times. The award was submitted to BKT’s Chairman Mr. Mehmet Usta at the annual Bank of the Year awards ceremony that took place in London on December 7th, 2016. This is the seventh time that BKT receives this most respected award in the financial service industry.

Mr. Mehmet Usta, chairman of BKT, said in a speech accepting the award: “The Best Bank in Albania award, for the seventh year, is an indicator to the exceptional performance that BKT has achieved across its core businesses in the country. We are thankful to all our clients and employees of the Bank for their support in receiving this prestigious award once again. I strongly believe that our ongoing dedication to the highest standards of excellence will maintain BKT leadership in the years to come.”

The CEO and Board Member, Mr. Seyhan Pencabligil, added that: “We are delighted to receive this award for the seventh time, which recognizes our commitment to serve our clients in this market consistently over so many years.  It also deepens our current motivation to continue investing in our reputation and enabling us to serve our customers even better.”

Together with the “Bank of the year in Albania” award by The Banker, BKT again this year complete all three major awards in the banking industry, receiving formerly "The Best Bank in Albania" by “Euromoney” and “EMEA Finance”.

About The Banker
The Banker is one of the world's premier banking and finance resource, providing global financial intelligence since 1926 and is currently celebrating its 90th anniversary. The Banker is read in over 180 countries and is the key source of data and analysis for the industry, ranking banks from 1970. 

About BKT
Established in 1925 BKT is the largest and the oldest commercial Bank in Albania. With a total asset value of 3.1 billion USD and total deposits of 2.4 billion USD, BKT serves its customers through a network of 91 branches, out of which 65 are located in Albania and 26 in Kosovo.
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