RBI: Change in Shareholdings Expected

People ♦ Published: January 10, 2014; 13:06 ♦ (Vindobona)

The announcement to increase capital by Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) did not come as a surprise. However, experts and investors did not expect such a high volume (up to € 2.5bn) and fear a dilution in shareholdings.

RBI: Change in Shareholdings Expected / Picture: © Raiffeisen Bank International AG / S. Klimpt

RBI’s announcement to increase capital until June 2014 at the latest did not exactly come as a surprise. For months this option has been considered by the bank’s officials and was mentioned in the past business reports. The notification came right in time for investors since nothing is more discouraging than uncertainties in the company.

However, the amount of € 2.25bn,…