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24.01.06

RZB issues EUR 1 billion bond

RZB issues EUR 1 billion bond

Five year floating rate note. Placement completed within hours.



RaiffeisenZentralbank Osterreich AG (RZB) has launched another major bond issue tocover a part of its Euro refinancing needs. The EUR 1bn Floating RateNote was priced at 11 bps over EURIBOR. The bulk of the deal was placedinternationally.

“We’re delighted with another competitively priced benchmark deal”, says Patrick Butler, RZB Board Member with responsibility for Investment Banking, Treasury and Financial Institutions. “Being heavily oversubscribed it was sold within a few hours. This is proof both of RZB’s reputation in the world’s global capital market and its outstanding placing power”.

WhileGermany and the UK were the clear drivers, Austria, France andSwitzerland were notable additional investor centres. Apart from theusual bank buyers, there was also good demand from corporate treasuriesand investment managers.

BNP Paribas, HSBC and RZB are mandated LeadManagers and Bookrunners of this issue.

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Raiffeisen Zentralbank Osterreich AG (RZB) is the central institution ofthe Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, the country''s most powerfulbanking group. It is a leading corporate and investment bank and alsoconsiders Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. Vialisted subsidiary Raiffeisen International Bank-Holding AG (RaiffeisenInternational), it operates one of the leading banking networks in CEEwith 16 subsidiary banks and numerous finance leasing companies in 16markets. 9.2 million customers are attended to through 2,400 businessoutlets.

For further information please contact Andreas Ecker-Nakamura (+43.1/71707-1753, andreas.ecker@rzb.at) or Manuel Vaid (+43.1/717 07-1626,manuel.vaid@rzb.at).

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