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29 November 2019

RBI again awarded "Bank of the Year in Central and Eastern Europe"

Vienna. 29 November. —

•         RBI was awarded "Bank of the Year in Central and Eastern Europe" by The Banker for the twelfth time.

•         Three RBI subsidiaries also named "Bank of the Year" in their markets.

•         Slovak subsidiary honored as "Best Digital Bank in the World" by Global Finance.

At the end of November 2019, Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) received the "Bank of the Year in Central and Eastern Europe" award for the twelfth time from The Banker, the Financial Times magazine. In addition, its subsidiary banks in Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina as well as Ukraine were named "Bank of the Year 2019" for their respective markets.

Only a few weeks earlier, the financial magazine Global Finance honored the most innovative banks. Tatra banka, RBI's Slovakian subsidiary, was named the world's most innovative digital bank. The decisive factor here was the bank's successful digital strategy, which is reflected in its extensive online product portfolio, an attractive website and, ultimately, a corresponding increase in online customers.

"I consider the awards as confirmation of our focus on customer experience, especially with regard to digitization," said Johann Strobl, CEO of RBI.

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RBI regards Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, as well as Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. 13 markets of the region are covered by subsidiary banks. Additionally, the RBI Group comprises numerous other financial service providers, for instance in leasing, asset management or M&A. 

Around 47,000 employees service 16.5 million customers through approximately 2,100 business outlets, the by far largest part thereof in CEE. RBI's shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. The Austrian Regional Raiffeisen Banks own around 58.8 per cent of the shares, the remainder is in free float. Within the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, RBI is the central institute of the Regional Raiffeisen Banks and other affiliated credit institutions.

For further information please contact:

Ingrid Krenn-Ditz (+43-1-71 707-6055, ingrid.krenn-ditz@rbinternational.com) or

Christof Danz (+43-1-71 707-1930, christof.danz@rbinternational.com)