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, nearly 50,000 employees service 16.5 million customers through more than 2,500 business outlets, thereof majority in CEE. RBI's shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. The Regional Raiffeisen Banks own around 58.8% of the shares, the remainder is in free float. Within the 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.
The merger of RZB and RBI was executed in 2017. The incorporated institute operates under the name of Raiffeisen Bank International AG, and shares of RBI are still listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. RBI took over all rights, obligations and duties of the transformed company RZB.
RBI is one of the leading commercial and investment banks in Austria, with its balance sheet total amounts (after the merger) are amounted to approximately € 135,15 billion (as per 30 December 2017).
One of the largest banking groups in CEE
RBI was already active in CEE even before the process of political transition started in the region and the "Iron Curtain" fell: already back in 1986, its first CEE subsidiary bank was founded in Hungary. Therefore, the bank looks back on 30 years of experience in the region.
Niche player on the international markets
To support its business activities RBI operates representative offices as well as service branches at selected Asian and Western European locations.