Raiffeisen International experienced enormous growth of 43% in itsconsolidated profit with total net assets reaching EUR 67,5 bil.

Raiffeisen International Bank-Holding AG, a member of Raiffeisen ZentralbankÖsterreich AG (RZB) Group, kept to its vigorous growth pattern in the thirdquarter of this year. Consolidated profit rose by 43% on a year-on-year basis toEUR 625,7 mil together with an increase in profit before tax of 46% reachingEUR 953,4 mil.

Excluding extraordinary profits the consolidated profit of the third quarterreached EUR 224 mil. which is the best result to date in the history of thegroup. The excessive fluctuations on the world financial and credit markets overthe last period have had no real impact on the growth of the group. TheRaiffeisen group plans profits of EUR 750 mil for the entire year.Simultaneously Raiffeisen plans to raise its total assets minimum by 20% eachyear until 2009.

WIOF congratulates Raiffeisen on its success!

Source: www.rb.cz