(The following statement from Raiffeisen Bank International was received by e-mail. The sender verified the statement.) We generally do not comment market rumours. Due to the improving sentiment in Central- and Eastern Europe and our excellent market position in the region, we do however receive offers for the purchase of portfolios or units from time to time and in different countries. CEE along with Austria is our home market. We remain fully committed to the region, which over the medium- to long-term offers attractive growth potential. However, given the current prevailing challenging environment and the continuing pressure on the banking industry, we are constantly reviewing our business and actively managing our resources.
RAIFFEISEN SAYS IT IS CONSTANTLY REVIEWING CEE BUSINESS