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 mergers and acquisitions.
In total, around 51,000 employees service 14.2 million customers through around 2,600 business outlets, the great majority of which are located in CEE.
RBI is a fully-consolidated subsidiary of Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG (RZB). RZB indirectly owns around 60.7 per cent of the shares, the remainder is in free float. RBI's shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. RZB is the central institution of the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, the country's largest banking group, and serves as the head office of the entire RZB Group, including RBI.
In October 2016, the Management and Supervisory Boards of RZB and RBI have passed an in-principle resolution to merge RZB into RBI. The merged company will continue to be listed on the stock exchange. The transaction includes the functions of RZB as the central institution of the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group as well as RZB’s equity participations, excluding the planned partial sale of the UNIQA shareholding. The current RBI free float percentage will be 34.9 per cent (previously 39.2 per cent, in each case based on the number of shares outstanding, which excludes treasury shares) following execution of the transaction.