Raiffeisen International Bank-Holding AG, a member of the RZB Group headed byRaiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG, posted a record profit in 2008, despitethe global financial crisis. The consolidated profit (after tax and minorities)rose by 16.7 per cent to 982 million euros (2007: 841 million euros).

The results reflect Raiffeisen International’s con­servative approach tomanaging risk, and offers the bank leeway for absorbing future risks.

For more information on Raiffeisen International’s re­cord full-yearresults, please go to: http://www.ri.co.at/