Raiffeisen Bank Polska IPO to be postponed
Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) decided today to suspend the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of its subsidiary Raiffeisen Bank Polska S.A.
Vienna, July 7 2017. – Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) decided today to suspend the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of its subsidiary Raiffeisen Bank Polska S.A. This was due to an insufficient level of interest in the offer on terms that meet the parameters of RBI’s commitment to the Polish Financial Supervisory Authority to float shares of Raiffeisen Bank Polska on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The decision to suspend the IPO was taken without an indication of a new timetable to replace the previously announced offering period. In connection with its decision to suspend the IPO, RBI has filed a supplement to the issue prospectus, which is still subject to the approval of the Polish regulator. RBI is in discussions with the Polish regulator on how to proceed.
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Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) regards Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, as well as Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. 14 markets of the region are covered by subsidiary banks. Additionally, the Group comprises numerous other financial service providers, for instance in the fields of leasing, asset management, as well as M&A.
In total, more than 50,000 employees service 16.6 million customers through 2,500 business outlets, thereof a majority in CEE. RBI's shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. The regional Raiffeisen banks own around 58.8 per cent of the shares, the remainder is in free float. Within the Raiffeisen Banking Group (RBG), RBI is the central institute of the regional Raiffeisen banks and other affiliated credit institutions and renders important services in this function.
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