Bank Austria Creditanstalt again wins several Euromoney awards

Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA) has received a series of awards from the British financial magazine “Euromoney” in recognition of its activities and achievements in Central and Eastern Europe: BA-CA has been named "Best Loan House in CEE", “Best Project Finance House in CEE”, ”Best Debt House in Romania” and “Best Equity House in Hungary”. In addition, BA-CA’s subsidiary in Bulgaria, HVB Bank Biochim, has won the award “Best Bank in Bulgaria”. Regina Prehofer, responsible for Central and Eastern Europe in BA-CA's Managing Board: "I am very pleased with these awards. They confirm the excellent quality of our financial services and show that we have chosen the right path in CEE”.

During the past years, BA-CA has received more than 250 awards in recognition of its achievements in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2004, BA-CA was named “Best Bank in Austria and CEE” and “Best Custodian in CEE” by Euromoney. In September, the magazine The Banker awarded BA-CA the “Bank of the Year in Austria and CEE”. In addition, BA-CA was voted "Best Foreign Exchange Bank in Austria and CEE" and “Best Trade Finance Bank in Austria” by Global Finance.

Bank Austria Creditanstalt is the largest Austrian bank and operates the leading network bank in Central and Eastern Europe. In the CEE region, 18,000 employees serve more than 4.6 million customers in 11 countries. Euromoney, headquartered in London, is a monthly magazine specialising in finance. The magazine addresses primarily top managers and financial experts.

Enquiries: Bank Austria Creditanstalt, International Press Relations
Edith Holzer, tel. +43 (0)50505 57126; e-mail: edith.holzer@ba-ca.com