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18.04.2007

BANKPRIVAT strengthens Managing Board

  • Ruth Iwonski-Bozo appointed spokesperson for the Managing Board
  • Rudolf Weininger and Nikolaus Hetfleisch new to Management

Owing to strong growth, BANKPRIVAT is adding two new members to its Managing Board: on 1 June 2007 Rudolf Weininger, 48, and Nikolaus Hetfleisch, 50, will be joining the bank's Board of Directors. Ruth Iwonski-Bozo, 46, will also act in future as spokesperson for the Managing Board of BANKPRIVAT. The further breakdown of the definite Managing Board responsibilities is still to be fixed. Friedrich Nikolaus will be taking on a new role in the Bank Austria Creditanstalt (BA-CA) Private Banking & Asset Management Division. Since the beginning of 2006 BANKPRIVAT's managed client assets rose from 4.4 billion to 5.5 billion euros.

Ruth Iwonski-Bozo joined BA-CA in 1989. In 1995, Ms Iwonski-Bozo, originally from Upper Austria, assumed the management of the Private Banking Division. Ms Iwonski-Bozo has been on the Managing Board since the launch of BANKPRIVAT in 2000.

Rudolf Weininger has been involved in various functions at
BA-CA for just under 20 years. After two years in the branch sector, Mr Weininger, originally from Graz, switched to securities business. He most recently worked as an investment manager at the BA-CA Steiermark Regional Office. Rudolf Weininger has one daughter.

Nikolaus Hetfleisch has been at BA-CA since 1977. He worked initially in branch banking and payment services, and moved into securities in 1989. Mr Hetfleisch has also been a member of the Managing Board of BA-CA Asset Management for just under seven years. He will continue to perform this function in parallel with his new brief at BANKPRIVAT. He also holds organisational responsibility in the Private Banking & Asset Management Division. Nikolaus Hetfleisch is married and has two children.

BANKPRIVAT is the Private Banking specialist of BA-CA. In particular, it services premium private clients with disposable assets of 1 million euros upwards or an annual income of 150,000 euros. Since autumn 2006 BANKPRIVAT has had its own client advisers working at the headquarters of the BA-CA Regional Office and across Austria for private and corporate clients.

Enquiries:              

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