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Eva Marchart new Speaker of the Management Board at RaiffeisenCentrobank.

Supervisory Board appoints experienced banker as successor to GerhardVogt. Gerhard Grund and Michael Spiss complete the Management Board.

Vienna, 15 September, 2005– The Supervisory Board has appointed Eva Marchart as the new Speaker of the Management Board of Raiffeisen Centrobank AG, the investment banking subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank ?sterreich AG (RZB). She follows Gerhard Vogt, who unexpectedly deceased in May 2005.

“Eva Marchart has an impressive track record as a bank manager and profound knowledge. She combines excellent strategic thinking with exceptional leadership qualities”, said Walter Rothensteiner, President of the Supervisory Board of Raiffeisen Centrobank and CEO of RZB. “With her appointment as Speaker of the Management Board Eva Marchart not only crowns her thirteen year professional career with Raiffeisen Centrobank, but is also the first female to head a leading Austrian investment bank.”

After completing her juridical doctorate degree, Eva Machart, 49, was aresearch assistant of Prof. Robert Walter und Prof. Heinz Mayer at theUniversity of Vienna. Later on she headed the financial and legaldepartment with joint procuration of Polkarbon Oesterreichisch-PolnischeKohlenhandelsgesellschaft KG. Since 1992 she is with RaiffeisenCentrobank AG (formerly Centro Internationale Handelsbank AG), where shewas appointed Member of the Management Board in 2000. Her area ofresponsibility encompasses the company organisation and IT, accounting,legal, taxes, audit and human resources.

The Management Board is completed by two successful investment bankers:

Michael Spiss with responsibility for securities trading and products,treasury, correspondant banking and equity research; and

Gerhard Grund with responsibility for equity capital markets, privateequity, private banking as well as mergers and acquisitions.

Raiffeisen Centrobank is a leading Austrian investment bank and themarket leader in equity and derivative trading. In Central and EasternEurope Raiffeisen Centrobank is one of the most recognised Westerninvestment banks. Besides trading and sales of equities and derivativesas well as equity research, Raiffeisen Centrobank is specialised inprivatisation consulting, private equity and venture capital financingas well as merger and acquisitions. Raiffeisen Centrobank is member ofthe stock exchanges in Vienna, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Budapest, Milan,London and Zurich as well as EUREX and Virt-X.

A high-resolution picture of Eva Marchart can be downloaded at high-resolution picture of the Management Board of RaiffeisenCentrobank can be downloaded at: left: G. Grund, E. Marchart, M. Spiss).

For further information please contact Andreas Ecker-Nakamura (+43.1/71707-1753, Michael Palzer (+43.1/717 07-1504,


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