Bank Austria Creditanstalt
"Best Regional Custodian - Eastern Europe"

Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA) has been selected "Best Regional Custodian - Eastern Europe" by Global Investor Magazine. The award that was presented at a ceremony in London on Thursday, 6 May 2004, is based upon a survey conducted by the magazine amongst the world’s leading Global Custodians.

Together with its network in Central and Eastern Europe, Bank Austria Creditanstalt runs the largest custody business in the region. Global custodians and broker dealers from across the globe make use of BA-CA Group’s dedicated services. Industry magazines continuously recognize the Bank’s services, with the latest top ratings coming from GSCS Benchmarks and Global Custodian.

Global Investor, a magazine dedicated to the asset management industry, is part of the Euromoney Institutional Investor Group.

Enquiries: Bank Austria Creditanstalt International Markets
Veronika Fischer-Rief, tel. +43 (0)5 05 05 82833 ;
e-mail: veronika.fischer-rief@ba-ca.com