Heike Arbter (RCB) re-appointed chairwoman of ZFA

On January 17, 2012 Heike Arbter of Raiffeisen Centrobank AG was re-appointed chairwoman of Zertifikate Forum Austria (ZFA), and, as in 2009, was again elected for another two-year term. Her election underpins Raiffeisen Centrobank's leading role in innovation, pioneering spirit and financial education on the Austrian certificates market. In addition to Raiffeisen Centrobank, the members of Zertifikate Forum Austria are Volksbank, Erste Bank, Bank Austria and Royal Bank of Scotland. Supporting members are the stock exchange in Stuttgart, Scoach Europa, the Vienna Stock Exchange, the German OnVista and - since September 2011 - the online broker brokerjet. The aim of ZFA is to promote and develop the certificates market in Austria.

In the years of crisis the Austrian certificates market succeeded in increasing its volume, but recently had to put up with a slight downturn. "In 2012 we will continue to focus our activities on developing parameters and providing comprehensive information and education on certificates", says Heike Arbter.

For further information please contact Andrea Pelinka-Kinz (+43-1-51 520-614, andrea.pelinka-kinz@rcb.at, www.rcb.at)

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