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About the majority shareholder

The Italian banking group Banca Intesa, with its headquarters based in Milan, is the majority shareholder of VÚB holding a 96.49% stake. The establishment of the financial group Banca Intesa resulted from the integration of several Italian banks, including three leading players originally known as Banca Commerciale Italiana, CARIPLO, Banco Ambrosiano Veneto.

The financial group Banca Intesa is by total assets and own capital volume the largest bank in Italy, and one of the major banks in Europe. Its client base consists of approximately 11.5 mil. clients, thereof 9 mil. in Italy and 2.5 mil. abroad. The bank serves them through a network of nearly 4,000 standard branches concentrated prevalently in Northern Italy, and increasingly also via modern distribution channels of electronic banking. Beside its domicile country, Banca Intesa operates in over 30 countries worldwide through nearly 700 sales points. In long-term horizon, the bank keeps its leading position among other Italian competitors in the area of foreign trade activities, where its market share exceeds 20%.

In the Central and East European region, besides the Slovak and Czech Republics, Banca Intesa develops its business activities also in Hungary controlling the fourth largest Hungarian bank CIB, then in Croatia participating in the operations of the second largest bank - Privredna banka Zagreb, and in Poland, where it has a representative office. Banca Intesa offers a wide range of products and services from classical banking products to more sophisticated services such as portfolio management, life insurance, mergers and acquisitions, and structured finance available to both retail and SME clients, large corporates, multinational companies and financial institutions.

The bank’s strategic goal for the future is to maintain its leading position in its domestic Italian market, and at the same time to become one of the best European banks.

The intention of Banca Intesa in Slovakia includes further development of VÚB as a universal financial institution, enhancement of its services to corporate clients, extension of retail services on a franchising basis, and development of sophisticated activities in capital markets. Focus will be particularly put on the development of new products for clients, more intensive marketing communication, and increase of client comfort in using the bank’s products and services. The key objective will be to build long-term mutually advantageous and comprehensive relationships with the bank’s clients.

Banca Intesa also plans further enhancement of its position in the Czech market, in order to adequately represent the interests of the whole Group, with major focus on corporate clientele.


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