Obolon Corporation took 31st place rating in the top list of 200 Largest Non-financial Sector Companies of Ukraine in 2009' published by the Expert magazine. The calculation has been made by the Expert-Rating Agency using several parameters: the economic scales of enterprise activity, their social impact, and the possibility of financial support from the government. The traditional strengths of the Obolon Corporation were such indicators as payroll fund, social investments, and tax payments to the various levels of budgets. It is worth mentioning that Obolon became the only enterprise of the soft drink & brewing industry that was among the best 50 companies of this rating. It is proof of the significant scale of the enterprise’s activity and weighty contribution to the social and economic development of the state.Olexandr Slobodyan, President of the Obolon Company stated in his interview with the Expert magazine that the Ukrainian brewing industry is going through a crisis period. This is enhanced by significant growth of excise duties and increase in prices of raw materials. This year Obolon has a 3% earnings gain in non-monetary and material terms', said the President of Obolon JSC. According to Mr. Olexandr Slobodyan, Ukrainian companies that run their business in a transparent way and do not funnel the assets to off-shore zones, are not able to develop by using only their funds. Together with the uncertainty of Ukrainian legislation, this creates rather complicated conditions for enterprise.