Euromoney: RBI is „Best Bank in CEE”

| 14.07.2014

  • RBI receives Euromoney‘s award for the eighth timeLogo-Euromoney.jpg
  • Already third award for RBI as "Best Bank" in CEE in 2014
  • Network banks in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Romania and Serbia decorated as „Best Bank" in their respective country

The British financial magazine Euromoney awarded the title "Best Bank in Central and Eastern Europe" (CEE) to Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) already for the eighth time. The award was presented at a ceremony in London last Thursday night.

"Having won this award once again goes to prove that we are a reliable partner for our 14.5 million customers also in difficult times. We consider the award as an important token of trust that supports the quality of our work," said RBI-CEO Karl Sevelda.

The Euromoney award is already the third decoration that RBI received this year for its broad offer to private and commercial customers in CEE. In April, Global Finance awarded to RBI the title "Best Bank in Central and Eastern Europe", and in May, RBI was selected as "Best Bank in CEE & CIS" by EMEA Finance.

Apart from Group parent RBI, its network banks in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Romania and Serbia were awarded the title "Best Bank" of their respective countries.

Euromoney is one of the world's leading monthly publications for the global banking, finance and capital markets. For already more than twenty years, its "Awards for Excellence" have recognized the best-performing financial institutions in every significant financial market and product sector, as well as the leading banks in well over 100 countries.

Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) regards both Austria, where it is a leading corporate and
investment bank, and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. 15 markets of the region are covered by subsidiary banks. Additionally, the Group comprises numerous other financial service providers, for instance in the fields of leasing, asset management and mergers and acquisitions.

RBI is the only Austrian bank with a presence in both the world's financial centres and in Asia, the group's further geographical area of focus.

In total, more than 57,000 employees service 14.5 million customers through nearly 3,000 business outlets, the great majority of which are located in CEE.

RBI is a fully-consolidated subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG (RZB). RZB indirectly owns around 60.7 per cent of the common stock, the remainder is in free float. RBI's shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. RZB is the central institution of the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, the country's largest banking group, and serves as the head office of the entire RZB Group, including RBI.


Ingrid Krenn-Ditz
+43-1-71 707-6055

Christof Danz
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