Five-years Floater. ABN AMRO, Calyon and RZB are mandated Lead Managersand Bookrunners.
Raiffeisen Zentralbank Oesterreich AG (RZB) is preparing a bond issue tofund a part of its refinance needs for Euros. RZB will issue a EUR 750million floating rate note with a five year repayment period. Bookbuilding and pricing are expected to take place next week.
„RZB is in the investors’ spotlight due to its outstanding performance and good strategic alignment. Hence, we are confident that this issue will become a benchmark transaction for the Austrian market“, says Patrick Butler, who is responsible for treasury and investment banking within RZB’s Board of Management.
The major share of the bond’s volume will be placed internationally. ABN AMRO, Calyon and RZB are mandated Joint-Lead Managers and Bookrunners of this issue.
Vienna-based RZB is the central institution of the Raiffeisen BankingGroup, Austria''s most powerful banking group. It is a leading corporateand investment bank in Austria and also considers Central and EasternEurope (CEE) as its home market, where it operates, via RaiffeisenInternational Bank-Holding AG (Raiffeisen International), a network of15 subsidiary banks with more than 920 banking outlets, as well as tworepresentative offices, in 16 markets. RZB''s network banks rank amongthe three largest banks in eight CEE markets.
A printable picture of Patrick Butler can be downloaded fromhttp://www.rzbfiles.at/patrickbutler.jpg.