Bank Austria Creditanstalt Job Notes:
Siegfried Prietl is new managing director of BA-CA Finanzservice

Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA) Finanzservice has expanded its executive management team with the appointment of Siegfried Prietl. Prietl, 38, was born in Graz and has been working for the BA-CA Group since 1988, most recently managing five Vienna BA-CA branches very successfully as market manager. Prietl is now assuming responsibility for all mobile sales in Vienna as well as for the bank’s institutional sales partners.

BA-CA Finanzservice is the umbrella organisation for Bank Austria Creditanstalt’s mobile sales activities, and its area of activity comprises the bank’s field agents, FinanceCenter, AkademikerService, institutional sales partners and independent financial advisors. Last year, BA-CA Finanzservice won around 36,000 new customers with its 2,500 partners and generated new business to the tune of €2.5 billion (up 11 per cent over 2004). BA-CA Finanzservice’s agents close "gaps" in the bank’s coverage, and thereby perfectly complement the Austria-wide BA-CA branch network of roughly 400 outlets.

Siegfried Prietl began his professional career in 1988 in a BA-CA branch in Graz. He then took over as branch manager in Bruck/Mur in 1998. In 2000, Prietl transferred to Vienna, where he architected the strategic development and expansion of BA-CA’s retail banking activities. Specific activities here included the management of the project for the preparation and training of all employees in connection with the merger of Bank Austria and Creditanstalt, as well as the creation of BA-CA’s multi-channel sales strategy. Between 2003 and 2006 he was responsible for the management of five Vienna branches as market manager.

Contact: Bank Austria Creditanstalt Press Office Austria
Tiemon Kiesenhofer, tel. +43 (0)5 05 05 ext. 52819;
E-mail: tiemon.kiesenhofer@ba-ca.com