News & Reports Dec 5, 2013 | 11:00 PMby Tromso Olympiad 2014

Sparebank 1 Nord-Norge the first major sponsor for the 2014 Chess Olympiad

The Chess Olympiad Tromsø 2014 today presented its first major sponsor, Sparebanken Nord-Norge. Sparebanken Nord-Norge’s sponsorship of the Chess Olympiad is worth NOK 6 million (approx. 710,000 euros).

Sparebanken Nord-Norge Communications Director, Stig Arne Engen commented:

It’s important for the bank to be involved, as a player in regional development. The Chess Olympiad will be an important landmark event for the region. We will contribute with a series of activities.

Chess Olympiad Tromsø 2014 Marketing Manager Lene Hansen added.

We think that local ownership and commitment is critical in order to achieve success, and therefore we’re extremely pleased that the bank is now making the first moves.

SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge offers banking services for all types of customers throughout the entire region, with 72 branches in Nordland, Troms, Finnmark and Svalbard.

The bank also has banking operations in Russia, in St. Petersburg and Murmansk, through North-West 1 Alliance Bank. In addition, SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge offers services via the internet and mobile phones. With approximately 244,000 private clients and approximately 36,500 corporate clients (including the public sector, clubs and associations), SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge is an important player in regional development – and now also as a sponsor of the Chess Olympiad Tromsø 2014.

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