The Management Board decided to propose a dividend distribution of EUR 0.93 per share to the Annual General Meeting for the 2018 financial year. This would correspond to a maximum dividend payout of EUR 306 million and a payout ratio of 24 per cent.
The data contained in this release is based on unaudited figures; 2017 figures have been adjusted to reflect impact from FINREP implementation. On 13 March 2019, RBI will publish its full annual report for 2018 including further details on the business year and the outlook. The annual RBI investor day for institutional investors and analysts will be held in London on 14 March 2019.
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RBI regards Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, as well as Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. 13 markets of the region are covered by subsidiary banks. Additionally, the RBI Group comprises numerous other financial service providers, for instance in leasing, asset management or M&A.
In total, around 47,000 employees service almost 16 million customers through around 2,200 business outlets, the majority thereof in CEE. RBI's shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. The Austrian Regional Raiffeisen Banks own around 58.8 per cent of the shares, the remainder is in free float. Within the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, RBI is the central institute of the Regional Raiffeisen Banks and other affiliated credit institutions and renders important services in this function.
For further information please contact:
Ingrid Krenn-Ditz (+43-1-71 707-6055, [email protected]) or
Christof Danz (+43-1-71 707-1930, [email protected])