Real Invest Austria1 acquires three properties totalling EUR 90 million
Real Invest Austria, market leader among open-end real estate investment funds in Austria, has added three properties worth about EUR 90 million to its portfolio.
Bank Austria submits voluntary offer for CA Immo shares
Today the Supervisory Board of Bank Austria has passed a resolution to increase Bank Austria’s shareholding in CA Immobilien Anlagen AG ("CA Immo") by making a voluntary offer pursuant to Section 4 and subsequent sections of the Austrian Takeover Act (Übernahmegesetz).
Results for the first nine months of 2010:
Bank Austria: net consolidated profit of EUR 761 million for the first nine months
Profit before tax of EUR 450 million in Q3 2010 was the best quarterly performance since the beginning of 2009; Net fees and commissions for the first nine months significantly higher than in the previous year; net interest income lower than the exceptionally high figure in the previous year, reflecting low level of interest rates, but with a steadily increasing quarterly trend.
Huge success for UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour 2010 – the most desired trophy of club football live in five countries
The UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour has reached its final stop today – Vienna. Until Sunday everything will be about football on the Town Hall Square. Fans will not only be able to marvel at the Original Trophy of the competition, the world’s hardest to win. They will moreover have the unique opportunity each day to have a photo taken with the UEFA Champions League Trophy.
UEFA Champions League Trophy comes to Vienna – Town Hall Square becomes football arena
Within the framework of the UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour presented by UniCredit, Bank Austria makes it possible: The precious UEFA Champions League Trophy will come to the Town Hall Square in Vienna from Thursday, 14th October, to Sunday, 17th October 2010, as final stop of the Trophy Tour. Football fans in Vienna will thus have the unique opportunity to get a first-hand experience of the exciting atmosphere of the UEFA Champions League and the cup of the world’s most prestigious club competition.
UEFA Champions League Trophy in Austria – World player Luís Figo in Vienna
In the course of the UEFA Champions League Trophy Tour presented by UniCredit, Bank Austria makes it possible: From October 11 to 17, the desired UEFA Champions League Trophy travels through Austria. Thereby, all football fans have the unique opportunity of diving into the exciting atmosphere of the UEFA Champions League and seeing the Trophy of the most prestigious club league of the world close up.
Real Invest Austria1 looks back on another successful financial year, thereby continuing its successful performance
Real Invest Austria, Austria's number one in open real estate funds, successfully ended the 2009/2010 financial year as of 30 September 2010. In the past 12 months, the fund flagship of Bank Austria Real Invest generated about EUR 363 million in new customer inflows. Fund volume currently amounts to EUR 1.43 billion.
Win UEFA Champions League tickets
The sound of the vuvuzelas of the Football World Championship has just faded away and the next highlight is already coming up: the UEFA Champions League season 2010-2011.
Results of Bank Austria for the first six months of 2010:
Upward trend in operating performance continues in the second quarter
Increase in revenues and operating profit in Austria and CEE in Q2 2010, profit before tax for Q2 2010 reached EUR 354 million, the highest level seen in the past five quarters and up by 22 per cent on the preceding quarter
Real Invest Austria1 continues its investment programme
Real Invest Austria, the flagship of Bank Austria Real Invest and Austria’s number one open real estate fund, is continuing its investment programme. In recent weeks, a package of four properties worth roughly EUR 106 million was added to the fund assets.
Bank Austria "Best Start 2010" Sponsorship Award: Outstanding social project to be selected through Internet voting
The Bank Austria "Best Start 2010" Sponsorship Award is awarded to a project of social benefit which focuses on the welfare of children and young people, or integration and migration.
Cornerstone laid for Austria's tallest building — DC Tower 1
The laying of the cornerstone of what will be Austria's tallest building, the 220-metre DC Tower 1, was celebrated at noon today. Mayor Michael Häupl, Bank Austria CEO Willibald Cernko, architect Dominique Perrault, his excellency Philippe Carré, ambassador of France, district chairman Norbert Scheed, and the CEO of WED AG, Thomas Jakoubek, were all on hand to mark this important occasion.
Sale of CAIB AG to HypoVereinsbank completed
The sale of CAIB AG by UniCredit Bank Austria AG to HypoVereinsbank (UniCredit Bank AG) already communicated in February 2010 has been completed as of today after all regulatory approvals were obtained.
Referring to false statements recently published by the media:
Clarifying statement on the subject of income tax and group taxation
In view of the persistently rumoured false claim that the bank is not paying any tax in Austria on the net profit of EUR 1.1bn in 2009 due to the offsetting of foreign losses under the domestic group taxation regime, Bank Austria would like to emphasise the following clarification:
Best Employer Award 2010 of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Vienna awarded to Bank Austria
After the nominations had been submitted for 2010, the nominations of two large companies were found to be equal and worth of awarding following a thorough review. Therefore, the Best Employer Award 2010 of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Vienna, sponsored by the company Biogen Idec, is awarded to two companies: Bank Austria and the Vienna Airport.
Results for the first three months of 2010:
Bank Austria posts net consolidated profit of EUR 242 million in Q1
Bank Austria's CEO Willibald Cernko: "We again achieved a sound performance in an environment which has remained challenging. The downward trend seen in the second half of 2009, in particular, was stopped and results for the first quarter of 2010 significantly exceeded those for the two preceding quarters.
Bank Austria appeals against court decision in Switzerland
As previously communicated, UniCredit Bank Austria AG ("Bank Austria") is an intervening party supporting AKB Privatbank Zürich AG (formerly Bank Austria [Schweiz] AG and a former banking subsidiary of Bank Austria), the defendant in a lawsuit relating to alleged claims of the Bundesanstalt für vereinigungsbedingte Sonderaufgaben (BvS), the legal successor of Treuhandanstalt Berlin, the German public body for reunification of the German Länder.
Get a part of the UEFA Champions League Final
The countdown to the UEFA Champions League Final 2010 has started. While FC Bayern and FC Internazionale are getting ready to compete for the Trophy in Madrid on May 22nd, football fans across Europe can experience more than their usual anticipation of watching the big showdown.
Bank Austria's Kreditverein: Backbone and partner of small and medium-sized companies for 100 years
On 10th July 1910, the local council decided to found a Kreditverein of Zentralsparkasse of the municipality of Vienna. Since then, the secret behind the success of Bank Austria's Kreditverein has been its close cooperation with interest groups and business people in (financial) advisory services for small and medium-sized companies since particularly in challenging times, companies require partners to rely on.
Bank Austria Wohnbaubank maintains its market leadership in the difficult financial year of 2009
With a total issue volume of more than EUR 4.6bn, i.e. around one third of all housing bonds issued since 1994, Bank Austria Wohnbaubank also maintains its market leadership among housing banks in the difficult business year of 2009.
Bank Austria Statement on the Comments of the FPÖ
Bank Austria is astonished by the latest claims by FPÖ chairman Heinz-Christian Strache, as these allegations do not reflect the facts.
Bank Austria grants Austria's first soft loan to Laos
Bank Austria concluded Austria's first soft loan agreement with the Lao Ministry of Finance for nearly EUR 2 million, once again demonstrating its strength in export financing and its strong presence on the Asian market.
Bank Austria approves comprehensive protection and energy efficiency programme
Bank Austria is focusing on a comprehensive climate protection programme in order to reduce CO2 emissions considerably over the next years. Thereby, Bank Austria is making an important contribution to the achievement of the climate objectives of UniCredit Group.
Results for the 2009 financial year:
Bank Austria: net profit of EUR 1.1 billion despite market turmoil
Operating profit up by 10 per cent to new record level of EUR 3.6 billion, provisioning charge rises to EUR 2.3 billion, but covered by operating profit. Austrian business divisions and CEE Division profitable.
Extraordinary general meeting of Bank Austria:
Decision on capital and reserve increase
Bank Austria's extraordinary general meeting today decided in favour of the capital increase according to the agenda: Its owner, UniCredit, will strengthen Bank Austria's equity base with around EUR 2 bn by acquiring about 29 million shares.
Vienna to become international centre of competence for leadership development within UniCredit Group
At Eiswerkstrasse 20, Kaiserwasser in Vienna's 22nd district, Bank Austria is to erect one of the most innovative, private training and further education facilities in Austria. Following in the footsteps of Turin, this means the Austrian capital will have the second largest centre of competence for leadership development within UniCredit Group.
Real Invest Austria1 invests in new real estate assets
Real Invest Austria, Bank Austria Real Invest's flagship and domestic market leader among open-end real estate funds, has acquired nine new properties worth around EUR140m in the course of an investment campaign in the past few weeks. Five small real estate assets were sold at attractive prices for reasons of optimisation. The value of properties held by Real Invest Austria thus amounted to around EUR951m as of 22nd February 2010. The current value of assets under management is more than EUR1.25bn.
New large-scale project in Donau-City
WED builds new landmark in Vienna
When the first sod is turned for DC Tower 1, Vienna will soon receive a new landmark. Right on the banks of the Danube a new office building is to be built in the most modern urban development zone – Vienna's Donau-City – which will also accommodate a hotel, possibly apartments, and public facilities.
Global Finance names Bank Austria "Best Trade Finance Provider"
The US financial magazine Global Finance has named Bank Austria the "Best Trade Finance Provider 2010" in Austria. This was the result of an annual survey among analysts, managers and technology experts.
Real Invest Austria – A successful start to the new year
Real Invest Austria, the flagship of Bank Austria Real Invest (the real estate fund specialist for Bank Austria, a member of UniCredit Group), posted an impressive performance in 2009 despite the challenging market conditions. The undisputed market leader among open-ended real estate funds managed to elude the turbulence on the financial markets and gained around EUR 400 million in new customer funds.
EK Fin enters the small hydroelectric power plant sector
The Upper Austrian company Global Hydro Energy GmbH is internationally successful as a specialist for hydropower technology and offers turbines, control systems and complete solutions for hydroelectric power plants.