Raiffeisen Centrobank brings warrants successfully to Poland

About 117 RCB structured products to be listed at Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) based on Polish underlyings only.

Raiffeisen Centrobank one more time confirms its commitment to CEE markets and broadens its structured products range in Poland. A new listing which is scheduled to happen as of Jul 21, 2011 will bring 117 products based solely on Polish underlyings. The aim is to facilitate Raiffeisen Centrobank’s leading position as a product provider and market maker in Poland, and to supply the investors with comprehensive solutions for each market phase and risk aversion level. Among 17 products such as bonus, discount and participation certificates investors will have 90 call and put type warrants bringing the overall number of Raiffeisen Centrobank’s products listed on Warsaw Stock Exchange to above 200.


In the frame of a festive going public ceremony and large media presence, Ludwik Sobolewski, CEO of Warsaw Stock Exchange, welcomed the return of warrants after 6 years. From now on, investors will be able to trade the instrument being a securitized form of option. But this time, to make warrants more attractive Raiffeisen Centrobank will not only list the products but will provide the liquidity through constant secondary market quotes. That together with warrants’ leverage character, transparency, small denomination and simplicity of trading, similar to that known from shares, should be a perfect match not only for institutional but foremost for individual investors. Heike Arbter, deputy director and head of structured products of RCB is confident that the current market share of 68.52 per cent at WSE will be enhanced makes clear that, "this groundbreaking product introduction means a milestone in the CEE-engagement of RCB.


Raiffeisen Centrobank knows that investing in markets and companies that we see each day in the press and media, and we encounter in our day to day life, hence, we know the best is the most popular and demanded strategy. That is why, Raiffeisen Centrobank has created and will supply new products based only on Polish blue chips. Thus, Investors will have the opportunity to obtain enhanced yields by taking a view on WIG20, WIG, PKO BP, PEKAO SA, KGHM, PGNiG, PGE, PKN ORLEN, PZU SA, TAURON, TP SA or PETROLINVEST.


Through constant dialog with the market players and prompt response to their demands Raiffeisen Centrobank would like to be always ahead of competitors and sustain its leading position for structured products in the CEE region.


With currently more than 3,500 certificates and warrants on Austrian, East European and selected international shares, indices and commodities, Raiffeisen Centrobank provides a most interesting and comprehensive product range with a clear focus on transparency and product clarity. RCB stands out for many years of expertise and pioneering work for certificates in Austria and Eastern Europe. In addition to its internationally renowned products, particularly for East European markets and commodities, it is well known for acting as innovation leader and focuses on current market trends when expanding its product range. Products are traded on 7 exchanges and via19 online broker.

About Raiffeisen Centrobank AG

Raiffeisen Centrobank, das Equity House of Raiffeisen Bank International Group, is a leading Austrian investmentbank with a clear focus on the CEE region, covering the entire scope of services and products associated with stocks, derivatives and equity capital transactions, including and excluding the stock exchange. Through its 100% subsidiary, Raiffeisen Investment AG, the bank offers high-end M&A advisory. What is more, the specialized bank also offers exclusive, individual Private Banking.

For more information please contact:

Andrea Pelinka-Kinz
E-Mail: andrea.pelinka-kinz(at)rcb.at
Tel: +431 51520 614


Certificates Team
T: +43151520484
E: produkte(at)rcb.at