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Uniqa

Uniqa Sells Hotel Investments

The Uniqa Group is selling its hotel investments from the Austria Hotels International Group to an investor group headed by Oliver W. Braun (also including Günter Kerbler, Johann Kowar and others).

December 18, 2012

Uniqa: Earnings and Net Income Improved Substantially

EBT improved to € 152.4m. Company plans EBT of approximately € 200m for business year 2012.

November 28, 2012

Grawe Bids for Zavarovalnica Maribor

The Austrian insurance group wants to take over the Slovenian insurer Zavarovalnica Maribor (ZM). ZM´s management prefers Slovenian bidders.

October 10, 2012

Slovenia: Second-Largest Insurance Group to be Sold

The Austrian Uniqa Group and Grazer Wechselseitige Versicherung (Grawe) are interested in Zavarovalnica Maribor (ZM):

October 8, 2012

UNIQA Group: S&P Confirms Rating

S&P confirms "A-" ratings on the operational UNIQA core companies. Outlook remains "stable".

October 3, 2012

„Becoming Number Five Until 2015“

In an interview with the Austrian newspaper „Presse“, Uniqa´s CEO Andreas Brandstetter is optimistic to become a big player in the insurance industry in the CESEE region.

September 15, 2012

UNIQA Establishing Market-Friendly Group Structure

The Austrian insurance group aims to create a new, streamlined Group structure to prepare for the Re-IPO.

September 11, 2012

Re-IPO to Increase Uniqa´s Free Float

In 2013 or 2014, the Austrian insurance company plans a Re-IPO. At the moment, the preparations are already under way.

August 29, 2012

Uniqa Records Strong Results

Today, the Austrian insurance group announced an increase in EBT by 43.2% to € 106.5m. Consolidated profit increases by 67.1% to € 57.3m. Recurring premiums are up 0.8% to € 2,583.0m.

August 29, 2012

Uniqa´s Net Income Expected to Triple

According to German Berenberg Bank, the Austrian insurance group should increase net income to € 22m from € 7m in the second quarter of 2012.

August 28, 2012

Uniqa Interested in NKBM´s Insurance Subsidiary

The Austrian insurance group aims to grow in Slovenia. The financially stricken bank sells a 51% stake of the insurance business.

August 21, 2012

€ 500m Cash Capital Increase by Uniqa Completed

Upon termination of the subscription offer, Austrian UNIQA Versicherungen AG has placed all 47,619,048 new shares offered in the cash capital increase.

July 13, 2012

Uniqa Completes Sale of Mannheimer Group

The Austrian insurance group Uniqa completed the sale of the Frankfurt listed company Mannheimer AG Holding to Continentale Versicherungsverbund. Growth in CESEE countries should be strengthened.

June 29, 2012

Uniqa Initiates Cash Capital Increase

The Austrian insurance company improves its equity base via a Re-IPO. The size of cash capital increase reaches € 500m.

June 26, 2012

Uniqa Acquires EBRD’s Interests in Subsidiaries in CESEE

The Austrian insurance group concluded an agreement for the acquisition of EBRD’s interests in subsidiaries in Croatia, Poland and Hungary.

June 20, 2012

Vienna Stock Exchange: Winners and Losers (2012-06-12)

Daily News Flash from the Vienna Stock Exchange: Upgrades and Downgrades, Winners and Losers.

June 12, 2012

New Supervisory Board at Uniqa

New Supervisory Board Chairman of the Austrian insurance group is RZB´s CEO Walter Rothensteiner, who succeeds Christian Konrad.

May 30, 2012

Uniqa: Profits Up by 20%

Profit on ordinary activities increased by 20.2% to € 54.4m. Group profit up 13.8% to € 30.4m. The PIIGS exposure reduced by 43% to € 1,166m compared with 31 December 2011.

May 25, 2012

Raiffeisen Plans Capital Increase

The Austrian regional bank RLB Lower Austria – Vienna increases its capital base by € 500m, the chairman Erwin Hameseder says.

May 14, 2012

Uniqa Plans Capital Increase

The Austrian insurance group is planning a capital increase of €500 million this year “to be able to take ad-vantage of short-term growth opportunities”.

April 27, 2012

Uniqa Sells German Mannheimer Group

The Austrian insurance company concludes the sale of its majority stake in Mannheimer AG.

April 16, 2012

Vienna Stock Exchange: Winners and Losers (2012-03-12)

Daily News-Flash from Vienna Stock Exchange: Upgrades and Downgrades, Winners and Losers.

March 12, 2012

Uniqa: Changes in Supervisory Board

RZB´s supervisory board chairman Christan Konrad will leave Uniqa. RZB´s CeO Walter Rothensteiner succeeds Konrad.

March 6, 2012

Uniqa Aims for Growth in CESEE Region

The Austrian insurance group wants to sell stakes by the minority shareholders of subsidiaries in Eastern Europe. The capital increase is scheduled for 2013.

March 5, 2012

Uniqa Records Losses of € 330m

The Austrian insurance company´s results are massively burdened by Greek bonds. Core business is still 'robust', says Uniqa´s management.

February 3, 2012

Uniqa: Strong Growth in Premium Income

The Austrian insurance company announced to have achieved 20% growth in Bulgaria.

January 16, 2012

Vienna Stock Exchange: Winners and Losers (2012-01-11)

Daily News-Flash from Vienna Stock Exchange: Upgrades and Downgrades, Winners and Losers.

January 11, 2012 · Updated: January 11, 2012; 15:17

Uniqa´s Czech Subsidiary Beats Market Growth

The Czech subsidiary of the Austrian insurance group achieved an 11% premium income growth, which is significantly beyond the market growth (1.8%).

January 3, 2012

Uniqa Grows Quickly in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The insurance company’s premium volume increased by 14% in the first three quarters of the year.

December 16, 2011

S&P Cuts Uniqa´s Rating

Standard & Poors today lowered the long-term financial rating of the Austrian insurance group Uniqa from “A-“ to “BBB+”.

December 13, 2011

Management Board Salaries Increased by 13.2% in 2010

Salaries for a company’s board members totaled € 3.4m, while compensations for supervisory board members amounted to € 182,000 on average.

November 29, 2011

Uniqa Reports Positive Development in Core Business

One-off effects of the “write-down of Greece” and the new focus of the Austrian insurance company significantly influence results for the third quarter of the year.

November 24, 2011

Uniqa Plans Sale of German Subsidiary Mannheimer

The Austrian insurance group’s new strategy brings increased concentration on Eastern European growth markets.

November 24, 2011

Uniqa Group Strengthens Market Position in SEE Region

The Austrian insurance company expands its market leadership in Albania and is ranked on number two in Kosovo.

November 21, 2011

S&P Reviews Uniqa’s Rating

The Austrian insurance company was set to CreditWatch negative due to its weakened capital adequacy. A downgrade by one notch is possible.

November 10, 2011

Vienna Stock Exchange: Winners and Losers (2011-11-07)

Daily News-Flash from the Vienna Stock Exchange: Upgrades & Downgrades, Winners & Losers.

November 7, 2011

Uniqa Expects Loss of € 300m

The Austrian insurance group is writing down all of its Greek government bonds at fair value in the third quarter and will therefore not break even in profit on ordinary activities as originally anticipated.

November 3, 2011

Vienna Stock Exchange: Winners and Losers (2011-10-19)

Daily News-Flash from the Vienna Stock Exchange: Upgrades and Downgrades, Winners and Losers.

October 19, 2011

Greek Haircut Would Cost Another € 350m

Austrian banks still have a substantial exposure in Greece. A haircut up to 60% seems possible. Then, another € 350m would have to be written off.

October 18, 2011

Vienna Stock Exchange: Winners and Losers (2011-09-23)

Daily News-Flash from the Vienna Stock Exchange: Upgrades & Downgrades, Winners & Losers.

September 23, 2011

Restructuring Program at Uniqa

The Austrian insurance corporation sets down one-time expenditures of € 190m in the 2011 balance sheet. Group annual result for 2011 expected to be a "flat zero" – notwithstanding any further negative developments on the capital markets.

September 21, 2011

CEE-Region Remains Essential for Austrian Insurance Companies

According to a current market survey of Fitch, the CEE region plays a central role for domestic insurance companies. There is still growth potential.

September 12, 2011

Uniqa: Solid Results despite Devaluation of Greek Bonds

Net profit of the Austrian insurance company increased by 6.8% to € 53m. Recurring premiums grew 5.3% in the first six months of the year.

August 29, 2011

Uniqa Sold Stake in Romanian Company

The Austrian insurance group sold its 27% holding in Astra for € 25m to the Nova Group.

June 27, 2011

Vienna Stock Exchange with Satisfying Results and Changes in the Supervisory Board

Heimo Scheuch and Andreas Brandstetter will succeed Wolfgang Reithofer and Konstantin Klien in the Supervisory Board of Wiener Börse AG and its parent company CEESEG AG.

June 16, 2011

Standard & Poor's Confirm 'A' Rating for Uniqa Group

The Austrian insurance group’s rating was confirmed. Free float will be raised to 49% in the course of a capital increase.

June 3, 2011

Uniqa Records Premium Growth in All Regions and Segments

The Austrian insurance group increased its IFRS premiums written by 3.0% to € 1.8bn in the first quarter of 2011. The group profit grew by 17.2% to € 27m.

May 25, 2011

Raiffeisen Insurance Grows

Raiffeisen Versicherung, part of the UNIQA Group achieved increases in almost all divisions, with a total premium volume of € 989m.

May 13, 2011

UNIQA Records Strong Growth in Premiums and Profit in 2010

Premiums up 8.4% in the Group to a total of €6,224 m. Life insurance is the growth driver with an increase of 13.1%

April 29, 2011

Uniqa: Preliminary result 2010 more than €150m

The Management Board of the Austrian insurance group Uniqa proposes dividend of 40 cents per share. Profits were higher than expected.

April 1, 2011