Erste Group Bank
Erste Bank headquarters in Vienna  

Erste Bank

Erste Group Bank AG (Erste Group) was established in 1819 as the first Austrian savings bank. Today it is one of the largest financial institutions in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with nearly 16 million customers, 46,700 employees and around 2,700 branches in Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Croatia and Serbia. It also has foreign branch offices in Hong Kong, New York and London. The company provides a wide range of retail, corporate and private banking services. Erste Group is one of the leading corporate banks and one of the leading providers of quality securities services in Central and Eastern Europe. It is the number one asset manager in CEE with assets under management of over EUR 57 billion. As of September 30, 2016, the Group had total assets of EUR 206.8 billion, customer loans of EUR 129 billion and customer deposits of EUR 134 billion. In 2016, the company was named Best Private Bank in CEE third year in a row, and Best Private Bank in Austria by The Banker.

 Credit Ratings (as of February 2017)

  Long-Term Short-Term Outlook
Moody’s Baa1 A-2 Stable
Fitch Ratings BBB+ F2 Stable
Standard & Poor's BBB+ A-2 Stable

Erste Group regional subsidiaries:
Česká spořitelna
Slovenská sporiteľňa
Erste Bank Hungary
Erste Bank Croatia
Erste Bank a.d. Novi Sad
Banca Comerciala Romana

Shareholders (February 2017)
50.7% Institutional Investors
13.9% Institutional and Retail Investors international
11.1% Erste Foundation
9.9% Caixa Bank
5.0% Retail Investors Austria
4.7% Savings Banks
3.8% Syndicated
0.9% Employees

Head office address:
Am Belvedere 1
1100 Vienna, Austria
Phone number: +43 (0) 50 100

Erste Bank New York
280 Park Avenue, 32nd Floor, New York
NY 10017, United States

London Branch
68 Cornhill, London, EC3V 3QE
United Kingdom

Hong Kong Branch
Suites 1710-1712, One Pacific Place
88 Queensway, Hong Kong