Bank Austria Creditanstalt again "Best Bank in CEE"

Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA) has again been named "Best Bank in CEE" by Euromoney, the British financial magazine. The bank has won this award for the fifth time in succession. BA-CA has also received the regional award for "Best Custody in CEE". In addition, the bank has been rated "Best Bank in Austria“ for the twelfth time in succession. Regina Prehofer, responsible for Central and Eastern Europe in BA-CA's Managing Board: "I am very pleased with these awards. They confirm that we have chosen the right path. We want to further expand our leading position in the CEE region in the future."

In 2004, Bank Austria Creditanstalt has already received a number of other awards. In May, Global Investor named it "Best Regional Custodian – Eastern Europe“. Earlier in the year, BA-CA was voted "Best Trade Finance Bank in Austria" (Global Finance, February 2004) and "Best Foreign Exchange Bank in Austria and CEE" (Global Finance, March 2004). The Polish newspaper "Parkiet" awarded BA-CA for the "IPO of the Year".

Bank Austria Creditanstalt is the largest Austrian bank and the leading network bank in Central and Eastern Europe. In the CEE region, 17,000 employees serve more than 4 million customers in 11 countries. "Euromoney", headquartered in London, is a monthly magazine specialising in finance, with a worldwide readership of about 160,000. The magazine addresses primarily top managers and financial experts. The election of the winners of the Euromoney Awards for Excellence is conducted by a jury and is based on surveys and company analyses.

Enquiries: Bank Austria Creditanstalt 
International Press Relations
Ildiko Füredi-Kolarik, tel. +43 (0)5 05 05 56102 ; e-mail: ildiko.fueredi@ba-ca.com