Bank Austria comments on media rumours concerning Lenzing AG:
Neither UniCredit Group nor Bank Austria are in contact with the Indian Birla Group
New rumours concerning Lenzing AG, the Upper Austrian manufacturer of viscose fibres, prompt Bank Austria to make the following statement: neither Bank Austria nor UniCredit Group are in sale negotiations with the Indian Birla Group.
Study by Bank Austria Creditanstalt on "Construction & Housing": Principal banks enjoy a clear lead in decisions on borrowing
The average Austrians' "principal banks" enjoy a clear lead in terms of trust as far as financing individual construction and housing projects are concerned.
BA-CA acquires a 20 per cent interest in Russian bank IMB
Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA) has today finalised the acquisition of a 19.77 per cent shareholding of International Moscow Bank (IMB) from VTB Bank (France) SA (previously Banque Commerciale pour l’Europe du Nord-EUROBANK) for a price of US$395 million.
BA-CA signs agreement to acquire the Russian broker ATON
Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA), a member of UniCredit Group, has today signed an agreement to acquire the institutional business of Aton Capital Group, a Russian Investment Bank, which includes ZAO Aton Broker and Aton International Ltd (together the “the Aton Institutional Business”) for a purchase price of US$424 million.
BA-CA to acquire UniCredit's banking subsidiaries in CEE
Following today's resolution of BA-CA's Management Board, BA-CA will acquire UniCredit's banking subsidiaries in Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Turkey.
Historical Commission presents comprehensive report on BA-CA’s predecessors during the Nazi period
After five years, the independent, international Historical Commission created by Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA) in 2000 has completed its work entitled "Austrian Banks and Savings Banks under National Socialism and in the Post-War Period".
Results for the first nine months of 2006:
Bank Austria Creditanstalt on track to achieve record results in 2006
Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA) significantly improved its results in the first nine months of 2006 compared with the same period of the previous year. Net income after taxes and minority interests rose by 86 per cent to EUR 1.5 billion (first nine months of 2005: EUR 824 million)
Capital Invest Becomes Pioneer Investments Austria
The starting signal has been given for Pioneer Investments Austria: Tomorrow, Capital Investment, the capital investment company of Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA) Group will officially change its name to Pioneer Investments Austria.
Further step in restructuring the CEE business taken
Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA) has finalised the sale of Bank BPH, its Polish subsidiary, to UniCredit Group. The closing took place on 3 November 2006. The transaction was approved by the Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA).
Mediacom wins UniCredit Group media pitch
Mediacom was selected as UniCredit Group's sole media agency. The agency won the international pitch for media planning and media buying conducted by the UniCredit Group. Mediacom was already the media agency of Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA) in Austria and in Central and Eastern Europe.
Erich Hampel will become the new chairman of the board of trustees of "Immobilien Privatstiftung" and of "B & C Privatstiftung"
Erich Hampel, Chairman of the Managing Board of Bank Austria Creditanstalt, will take over, in both foundations, the function of Gerhard Randa, who retired as a bank executive with effect from 30 September 2006 and on that occasion resigned from his function as chairman of "B&C Privatstiftung" and of "Immobilien Privatstiftung".
BA-CA Real Invest to Sell Portfolio in Prague and Warsaw
BA-CA Real Invest will be selling a package of seven business properties in Prague and Warsaw at the beginning of 2007. Some of the buildings are assets in closed real estate funds, and some held by the company itself.
Austrians invest 153 euros a month in saving for their old age
Providing for one's old age is becoming ever more important as a reason for saving. Those Austrians who invest in a private pension save, so they tell us, on average 153 euros per month towards their old age pension.
Phishing: BA-CA sets a transfer limit for OnlineB@nking
By tomorrow Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA) introduces a EUR 1,500 limit for online banking transfers in an effort to protect its OnlineB@nking customers.
BA-CA a full member on the Warsaw Stock Exchange
Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA) has become a full member on the equity and the derivatives market on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
BA-CA Real Invest in Cooperation with the Soravia Group
The Soravia Group has brought a partner on board to help carry out its latest “Mega” project in Sofia.
BA-CA Company Kindergarten in Leopold Moses Gasse
Run by the non-profit organisation Kinderfreunde in Vienna, the BA-CA company kindergarten in Leopold Moses Gasse in Vienna’s Leopoldstadt celebrated its ten year anniversary today.
BA-CA comments on assertions made by a London-based hedge fund:
BA-CA's new role within UniCredit Group is substantially strengthening BA-CA
Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA) comments on public assertions made by the London-based hedge fund Polygon Investment Partners.
BA-CA increases support for local clients in international expansion
Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA) is already focusing on a key strategy in its corporate client business: it wants to provide increased assistance to local clients in expanding their operations world-wide.
BA-CA SME Financing Specialist EK Fin Sells the Viennese Speciality Coatings Manufacturer Rembrandtin to Ring Holding
BA-CA’s SME financing specialist EK Fin is to sell its 100% stake in the Viennese speciality coatings manufacturer Rembrandtin to the Austrian Ring Holding company. The strategic investor plans to expand Rembrandtin’s business still further.
Recent Survey: Majority of Companies Work Without Planning Process
The majority of Austrian companies with annual turnover in excess of 700.000 euros do not have a corporate planning process.
UniCredit Group takes further key steps towards its targeted organization structure
Today the UniCredit Group has made some further important decisions with regards to the announced reorganisation of the Group.
BA-CA decides not to bid for the acquisition of BAWAG P.S.K.
Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA) will not be submitting a non-binding bid for the acquisition of BAWAG P.S.K.
BA-CA SME finance specialist EK Fin acquires stake in MFT
EK Mittelstandsfinanzierungs AG (EK Fin) has acquired an approximately 74 per cent stake in MFT - Multifunktionale Trainingsgeräte GmbH. The purchase price will not be disclosed.
BA-CA sets up "regional centres" to offer corporate customers better international support
Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA) is now able to offer corporate customers a special range of services tailored to meet the particular needs of medium-sized enterprises.
Results for the first six months of 2006:
Bank Austria Creditanstalt's operating profit up by 49 per cent
Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA) significantly improved its results in the first half of 2006. Operating profit rose by 49.1 per cent to EUR 854 million (first half of 2005: EUR 573 million).
BA-CA Leasing Subsidiary LEASFINANZ Obtains Banking Licence
In addition to offering all forms of leasing financing, BA-CA Leasing’s subsidiary LEASFINANZ is now permitted to offer loans.
Gold medal at Global Investor’s 20 years celebration
Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA) and its Central and Eastern European operations were awarded for their long term achievements in the region.
Bank Austria Creditanstalt wins several Euromoney awards
Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA), a member of the UniCredit Group, has received a series of awards from the British financial magazine "Euromoney" in recognition of its activities and achievements in Central and Eastern Europe.
Alessandro Profumo is the new Chairman of Bank Austria Creditanstalt's Supervisory Board
Alessandro Profumo is the new Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bank Austria Creditanstalt. Mr Profumo (49) is Chief Executive Officer of UniCredit and has so far been a member of BA-CA's Supervisory Board. He succeeds Carlo Salvatori (65).
Co-operation BA-CA and KfW: EUR 150 million low interest loans for Austrian SMEs
Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA) has received EUR 150 million from Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) with which to extend low interest loans.
BA-CA Increases its Holding in WED
Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA) has acquired a further 20 per cent of the shares in WED – Wiener Entwicklungsgesellschaft für den Donauraum AG, increasing its direct interest in WED from 18 to 38 per cent.
T-Mobile Austria and BA-CA in cooperation
From October 2006 Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA) will take over payments processing for the wireless provider T-Mobile Austria.
EUR 450 Million Capital Injection for BAWAG P.S.K.
Austrian Banks and Insurance Companies Agree to Provide Support
The Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB), the largest Austrian banks and insurance companies as well as the Austrian federal government have agreed on a support deal to ensure normal operations at BAWAG P.S.K. until the group’s planned sale. Prior to this decision, several key legal issues had been clarified by the Austrian Financial Market Authority and the Federal Ministry of Finance.
Results for the first three months of 2006:
Bank Austria Creditanstalt gets off to an excellent start in 2006
In the first quarter of 2006, Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA) significantly improved its results. Operating profit rose by 65 per cent to EUR 405 million (first quarter of 2005: EUR 245 million).
Global Finance names BA-CA Best Bank in CEE
Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA) has come out Best Bank in Central and Eastern Europe from the “Best Emerging Markets Banks 2006” survey conducted by Global Finance.
CA IB at the top of important research rankings
CA IB once more has been awarded for its research capabilities by leading industry magazines. Institutional Investor as well as AQ Research named CA IB best research providers in Hungary and Poland. Furthermore, the outstanding winner of AQ Research’s Turkish small cap survey is an employee of CA IB.
BA-CA results for the 2005 financial year:
Best results in the history of Bank Austria Creditanstalt
In 2005 the Bank Austria Creditanstalt Group (BA-CA) achieved record results. Net income before taxes and minority interests rose by 51.5 per cent to EUR 1.3 billion (2004: EUR 859 million).
Shareholders’ agreement on BA-CA's role within UniCredit Group, to be submitted to the competent bodies of the respective parties
A shareholders’ agreement on the future role of Bank Austria Creditanstalt ("BA-CA") within UniCredit Group is going to be reached soon on the basis of the outcome of the negotiations held between UniCredito Italiano S.p.A. ("UniCredit"), Bayerische Hypovereinsbank A.G.("HVB"), BA-CA, Privatstiftung zur Verwaltung ("AVZ", an Austrian private foundation) and the Betriebsratsfonds ("BR Funds", the Workers Council Fund).
BA-CA's Custody dominates the industry's most important surveys
Thursday night, Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA) and its Central and Eastern European network achieved numerous awards for their extraordinary achievements at Global Custodian’s awards ceremony in London.
General Meeting elects three new members to Supervisory Board of Bank Austria Creditanstalt
At a General Meeting held in the afternoon today, Mr Carlo Salvatori, Mr Alessandro Profumo and Mr Sergio Ermotti were elected as new members of the Supervisory Board of Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA).