In December 2016, JSC Independent Registrar Company and JSC R.O.S.T. Registrar, which belong to a single group of independent investors, formed the IRC – R.O.S.T. Group of Companies.
According to expert assessment of consolidated operating results of the registrars in 2016, the IRC – R.O.S.T. Group of Companies is an undisputed leader among companies on the Russian registrar service market.
The total revenue of the IRC – R.O.S.T. Group amounted to RUB 1.9 billion (or 26.1% of the combined revenue of all market participants (RUB 7.3 billion).
As of December 31, 2016, the total number of registers of joint-stock companies serviced by the Group amounted to 11 354, or 18.7% of all joint-stock companies serviced by Russian registrars.
Clients of the IRC – R.O.S.T. Group also include 78 issuers whose shares are traded on the exchange, which makes up 33% of the total number of issuers of exchange-traded securities.
- 15 issuers whose securities are included in the Moscow Exchange Index (30% of the total number of issuers included in the Index);
- 4 issuers of high-liquidity shares with a maximum trade volume (so-called 'blue chips'), representing 26.7% of the total number of issuers of this category;
- 22 issuers of depositary receipts traded on foreign exchanges.
The IRC – R.O.S.T. Group of Companies is a leader in terms of the number of regional divisions. During the reporting period, the branch network of the Group included 59 regional offices in 45 federal subjects of Russia.
The Group's companies are fully compliant with the reliability and security requirements imposed by governing legislation for electronic services and remote access services, including electronic voting for shareholders. The total number of users of the IRC – R.O.S.T. Group's IT services exceeds 3000.
In addition to being a leader in terms of key performance indicators, the IRC – R.O.S.T. Group also has the largest number of employees, which exceeds 600 people.
Detailed information on the position of the IRC – R.O.S.T. Group on the registrar service market is available in the report titled «Registrar Service Market - 2016. Figures & Facts».