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									RZB‘s Trade Finance business
           activities
 with a focus on CEE and CIS
           March 2008
 The Structure
                                                                 Raiffeisen Banking Group

                                              566 Raiffeisen banks, operating 2,300 branches in Austria
                                                                                  100%

                                                                   8 Raiffeisen Landesbanks
                                                                                 87.7%*


                                                                           RZB

      TOTAL ASSETS:         EUR 205,361mn                                                                        Tier 1:                       7.4%
      PROFIT BEFORE TAX: EUR 1,697mn                                     RZB Group                               Regulatory Own Funds: 10.1%




            Interests in Austrian             Central and Eastern                    Foreign Branches, Offices
                                                                                                                                Specialist Companies
            Financial Institutions          European Network Banks                   and Equity Participations

                                              Raiffeisen International


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Long term regional experience and well positioned in CEE
and CIS markets

        Asia

                       Beijing Ho Chi Minh City Hong Kong Mumbai Seoul Singapore Zhuhai Teheran



          North America

           Chicago Houston New York Los Angeles




           Banks
           Representative Offices
           Branches




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RZB Group – Key financial data
      Rating Data
                                   Bank Financial    Long-Term       Short-Term
               Agency                                                                                                        Credit Strengths
                                     Strength       Credit Rating   Credit Rating



                                                                                                  - Central position within the strongly cohesive Austrian
                                                                           P-1                      co-operative banking sector
                                        C               Aa2                                       - Stable funding base
                                                                         (stable)                 - Stable domestic market position in corporate banking
                                     (stable)         (stable)                                      alongside well developed franchise in several CEE countries
                                                                                                  - Profitable wholesale banking franchise in CEE
                                                                                                    Stable funding base


                                                                                    - Solidarity among Raiffeisen banks underpinned by a
                                                                                      comprehensive protection scheme
                                       N/A                                          - Strong market position and well diversified operations in Central & Eastern Europe
                                                        A+            A-1
                                                                    (stable)        - Sound financial and risk profile of RZB
                                                      (stable)
                                                                                    - Sound financial profile and defensible domestic franchise
                                                                                      of the Austrian Raiffeisen banks




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RZB Group – Key financial data

      Key figures overview

                           in EURmn 2006*       2006                    H1 2006                 H1 2007       Change H1 07/06

     Balance-sheet total                        115,629                 115,629                 103,189                126,057                     22.2%
     Profit before tax                              1,882                  1,286                     643                      846                  46.1%
     RoE before tax                                 39.1%                  26.7%                  24.2%                    25.5%                   1.3 PP
     Tier 1 ratio (banking book)        9.0%           9.0%                 7.2%                     8.1%                  0.9 PP
     Total capital ratio                            10.8%                  10.8%                    9.1%                   10.1%                   1.0 PP
     Cost/Income ratio                              56.7%                  56.7%                  53.9%                    55.3%                   1.4 PP



                                               * including one-off effects such as the sale of Raiffeisen Bank Ukraine and 10% of Bank TuranAlem




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Award winning Service Quality




              Best Treasury and Cash Management Provider – Global Finance
              Best Bank in Central and Eastern Europe – Euromoney, Global Finance
              Best Bank / Risk Management in CEE – Treasury Management International
              Bank of the Year in Austria – The Banker
              Best Bank in Austria – Global Finance


       In addition, the following Network Banks of the RZB Group have been awarded "Best Bank" in their respective countries by international
       publications:

                                   Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Kosovo, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine


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RZB‘s Trade Finance products overview

               Irrevocable letter of credit
               Letter of guarantee
               Standby letter of credit
               Pre-export financing
               Post-shipment financing
               Warehouse financing
               Commodity and structured trade finance
               Export finance (ECA)
               Receivables purchase
               Discounting of promissory notes
               Forfaiting


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Commodity & Structured Trade Finance

      Mission

       Commodity and Structured Trade Finance refers to structured short-term lending to finance the production,
       the purchase, the storage, the transportation of exchange-traded commodities, where the loan will be repaid
       from the proceeds of the sale of the commodity to pre-agreed off-takers with a



                                        Close control of the commodity flow
                                        Close control of the payment flow




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Commodity & Structured Trade Finance

      Customers
                   Commodity producers in emerging markets
                    (e.g. oil, metal ores,)

                   Processing plants in emerging markets
                    (e.g. refineries, steel plants)

                   International trading companies


              Often, balance sheet lending is not possible, therefore we need to structure our
                                                financings!!


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Commodity & Structured Trade Finance

      Products/Commodities


                   Crude oil & oil products (accounting for ~ 60% of results)
                   Ferrous & non ferrous metals
                   Fertilizers
                   Others (e.g. chemicals, agricultural products)




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Commodity & Structured Trade Finance

      Countries

                    Russian Federation
                    Ukraine
                    Belarus
                    Central Asian Republics of FSU
                     (e.g. Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan)
                    Romania
                    Bulgaria
                    Countries of former Yugoslavia




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Commodity & Structured Trade Finance

      Transaction Types


                   Pre-export Financing
                   Production & Tolling Financing
                   Storage Financing
                   Transport Financing
                   Post-shipment Financing




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Commodity & Structured Trade Finance

   L/C facility structure
                                               3. Delivery                               3. Delivery
                                                                    Trader                                    Supplier
             Final Offtaker                 Sales contract,      RZB‘s customer   Supply contract
                                         assignment to RZB



                                       1. Export L/C in favour                      2. Import L/C in favour    Supplier‘s
               Offtaker‘s                                                                 of supplier
                                              of trader               RZB                                        bank
                 bank
                                                                                        4. Payment under
                                                                                         the Import L/C
                                                                                   Pledge of collection
                4. Payment under the
                                                                   Collection      account to RZB
                Export L/C                                           account
                                                                  of the Trader
                                                                    with RZB

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Commodity & Structured Trade Finance

   Pre-export financing structure
                                       3. Delivery                                     2. Delivery of
                                                of                                        crude oil                       Supplier
         Final Offtaker                   crude oil             Trader
                                                                                     Supply contract,
                                                                                                                        RZB‘s customer
                                       Sales contract,
                                       assignment to RZB                             assignment to RZB
                                                                       1. Disbursement
                                                                                                                                     6. Release of cash
                                                                                                                                     cover
                                                                                                        5. Repay-ment
                                                               RZB
              4. Payment to the
                  collection account
                                                                      Pledge of collection account to                   Loan agreement
                                                                      RZB
                                                            Collection
                                                              account                                          Value of loan to the Supplier =
                                                           of the Trader                                      max. 80% of the value of crude oil
                                                             with RZB                                                     delivery !

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Commodity & Structured Trade Finance

      Control of product flow, proof of existence of the goods


                                      Production plan of producer
                                      Dispatch notice
                                      Railway bills
                                      Forwarder certificate of receipt
                                      Warehouse receipt
                                      Bill of Lading
                                      DAA (documentary acceptance act) in case of crude oil financing (via pipeline)




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Commodity & Structured Trade Finance

      Control of payment flow



                   Financing not for 100%, mitigation of price risk in case of pre-export financing
                    structure
                   Payment to be effected by the final off-taker to the collection account with RZB
                   Notice of assignment and acknowledgement of assignment from Off-taker




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Commodity & Structured Trade Finance

      Assessing the trader

                    Product experience
                    Market experience
                    Track record
                    Strategic partner of producer
                    Any control over the producer
                    Strategic partner of the final off-taker




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Commodity & Structured Trade Finance

      Assessing the Off-taker

                    Payment risk
                             Off-takers pre-approved by RZB in case of payment on open account
                             All other off-takers have to open documentary L/Cs in favour of our
                              customer
                             Notice of assignment, acknowledgement of assignment
                    Export off-taker vs. domestic off-taker
                    Long term relationship vs. spot




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Commodity & Structured Trade Finance

      Documents involved

                 Supply contract
                 Sales contract
                 Performance undertaking/ Surety of supplier
                 Purchase confirmation, documentary L/Cs
                 Invoice of supplier to RZB’s customer
                 Invoice of RZB’s customer to the off-taker
                 Transportation documents




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Commodity & Structured Trade Finance

      Risk overview
                         General risks          political risk
                                                payment risk
                                                fraud risk
                                                contractual risks


                         risks for              performance risk
                         Producer/Exporter      quantity and quality risk
                         Trader                 handling risk
                         (Buyer/Seller)         transportation risk
                         Final Buyer            market risk
                                                price and FX risks

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Commodity & Structured Trade Finance

      Possible securities (combination!)

                         Pledge on Goods
                         Assignment of supply contract and sales contract
                         A certain percentage of cash cover (10-30%)
                         Payment instruments from off-takers issued by 1st class banks (L/C´s, Standby-L/C´s, Guarantees)
                         Payment undertakings or purchase confirmations from first class off-takers
                         Assignment of receivables (assignment of proceeds of Letters of Credit, Bank Guarantees, Sales
                          Contracts, Payment Undertakings, Purchase Confirmations)




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Commodity & Structured Trade Finance

      Possible securities (combination!)

                         Pledge on collection accounts
                         Mortgage on borrower´s real estate (real estate register!)
                         Careful selection of and close co-operation with

                            Freight forwarders
                            Insurance companies
                            Inspection and surveillance companies
                         Warehouse     keepers




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Commodity & Structured Trade Finance

      Possible securities (combination!)



                       Syndication of the loan
                       Assignment of claims against insurance companies (RZB being named as ‚loss-payee‛)
                       Insurance of payment risk of off-takers




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Commodity & Structured Trade Finance

      Trends



                                   ‚What you always wanted to know about ....
                                    Commodity and Structured Trade Finance
                                          ... but never dared to ask!‛




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Export Finance

      Mission

             Competence and know-how:
              Competence of top level and decades of experience
             Tailor-made export finance services:
              The key to successful cross-border business is a reliable associate
              who thinks globally but acts locally
             Comprehensive support:
              Consulting and supporting RZB‘s customers concerning all issues in respect
              of export insurance and export finance




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Multi-Sourcing Transaction with ECA
                                                                                                       15% Down payment financing
Sample multi-sourcing transaction                           Raiffeisen Bank Aval                           Local cost financing
                                                                                                              Self retention
with ECA                                                                        Loan agreement
                                                                                                            L/C opening bank
                                                                              ‚Commercial Loan‛

                                                              Corporate Ukraine

                                                                           Loan agreement
                                                                           85% of contract value + up to 100% of
      Delivery                                                             ECA costs ‚ECA Facility‛                                           Delivery
   100% of contract                                                                                                                       100% of contract
        value                                                                                                                                  value

                                                                Vienna
                                                                Guarantee
                                                            Finance credit cover

                         Exporter      *       OeKB                                  COFACE                *            Exporter
                          Austria              Austria                                France                             France

                        Sub-supplier
                                             Euler Hermes
                         Germany                                                                                   * Manufacturing risk
                                                                                                                         cover
                                           Re-insurance                      Parallel insurance
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Examples for Successful
Export Financing
   Long-term financings for clients of our Romanian Network bank in cooperation
with/based on        guarantees issued by the Norwegian ECA (GIEK)       and
    by the Canadian ECA (EDC) and COFACE              (France).*

      EUR 8,4 mio. Renault TK Axis Deal – Leasing                          Transaction, Russia

      EUR 108 mio. Export Project Financing of a cellulose                 factory in Estonia.
_________________

*) due to bank secrecy we are not permitted to publish the name of the companies without prior written approval




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 Cooperation with
 International ECAs
Finalized Transactions with international ECAs within




We are currently also in contact with Sinosure (China), EKF (Denmark), IFTRIC (Israel), NEXI (Japan),
KEIC (Korea), IGA (Serbia), CESCE (Spain) , SERV (Switzerland), ECGD (U.K.)


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Export Finance

The Global Export Finance Department, Vienna

           has an outstanding Export Credit Portfolio totalling approx. EUR 6
            billion                                as of December 2007

           has finalized export financing transactions in the volume of
            EUR 3 billion in the year 2007

           with various ECAs




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Our Responsibilities

           Export insurance
                                                        under the Austrian Export Promotion Scheme
           Export finance

          ECA-Multisourcing Center of Competence for

           International ECAs with the exception of US-Exim
           which is handled directly by RZB Finance LLC, New York, USA.

           Network Banks Export Finance for deliveries and services originating (NWB) from the CEE countries is
           offered directly by our experts in the respective Network banks (= NWB), e.g. Raiffeisen banks in Poland,
           Hungary, Czech Republic, Croatia, Romania and Tatra banka in Slovakia.



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      RISK SHARING EXPERIENCE/SYNDICATIONS



                        RISK SHARING EXPERIENCE / SYNDICATIONS




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Trade Finance Products
Kind of Participations used in RZB


   L/Cs, bank guarantees and payment undertakings issued by banks



     Negotiable instruments guaranteed by a bank as avalised bills of
      exchange and promissory notes


     Trade related pre- or post-financings to banks




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Syndication Techniques

               Risk Participations

              Searching for Participants in short-mid term trade related primary transactions offered to other
               institutions on an undisclosed and usually unfunded basis

               Forfaiting

              100% without recourse selling of trade related short and middle term transactions to other institutions or
               primary markets on a disclosed and funded basis




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Participation under L/C
Kind of Participations used in RZB

               Funded Risk Participations (not very common under L/C‘S)
                        Settlement Limit
                        KYC check
               Unfunded Risk Participations
                        Settlement limit
                        Counter Party Limit
                        KYC check

      Agreements used with:
      External Banks:
                        Master Risk Participation
                        Participation according to Austrian Law
                        IFA (International Forfaiting Association) Guide lines
                        Frankfurter Agreement
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Participation under
Trade Finance Products

      Pre-conditions for risk participations under L/C‘s

               L/C has to be confirmed by RZB
               Following terms and conditions to be met:
                   L/C available by sight payment or deferred payment
                   with or without post financing
                   valid for presentation of documents at the counters of RZB
                   payable at the counters of RZB
                   include order for confirmation
                   acceptable L/C wording




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Participation under
Trade Finance

      Confidentiality of data:             especially with L/C’s

               Written consent from issuing bank that RZB Vienna is allowed to pass on data to third parties
                regarding the L/C under the risk participation. (Due to Austrian Banking Law)

               In case it is not possible to get this agreement from issuing bank, FI management has to authorize
                syndication department to proceed without such letter under full responsibility of FI.




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‚Main Drivers for Risk Participations‚

     Advantages:

               Reduction of exposure to particular names, sectors or countries
               presents new reciprocity opportunities
               Increase in capacity to lend to particular entities/countries
               Diversification of risk and acquisition of target exposures where appropriate
               Additional income generation
               A market oriented capital allocation
               Building up international market expertise
               Optimising equity allocation within the group
               Broadening of the investor base


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Syndicated Trade Finance Volumes in CEE-CIS
(2003-2007)

             35.000,00                                                                   250
                                                                 31.575,79
             30.000,00
                                                       181                               200
                                                                   207
             25.000,00

                                                                                         150
             20.000,00                      123
                                                     16.380,54                                 Volume
                                                                                               No of Deals
             15.000,00                                                       12.832,75
                                   87                                                    100

             10.000,00        7.653,46    7.827,47                              87
                                                                                         50
                5.000,00


                     0,00                                                                0
                                   2003     2004       2005        2006        2007



  Source: Dealogic
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Trade Finance Investors
Geographical Distribution
Trade Finance Investors:
                                                   Russia/CIS-CEE region attracting
                                                    Trade Finance investors
          EUROPE
                                                   Many small investors getting
                                                    limits for trade related risks
                                                    to invest

                                                   Borrowers keen to diversify
                                                    lending group
                                         ASIA


                                   GCC




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Trade Finance Market Trends

     Market Trends:

               Although Trade Finance volumes diminished in 2007, we expect volumes to increase in 2008 upwards due to
                market conditions (liquidity);
                Exporters- Importers will use:
                        Less open accounts
                        Less Documentary collections
                        Less cash payments

               CEE-CIS Banks will use Trade finance products for their own funding needs,
                (Sight L/C‘s with Post Financing)

               Strong competition among Banks, Insurance companies and ECA‘s

               Due to the complexity of the Structured Trade Finance Products, corporates used to borrow through projects
                finance or corporate finance syndicated markets. 2008 and upwards, we expect this trend to be changed.



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RZB expects from potential Partners



             Regional Expertise
             Risk taking Capacity
             Product knowledge
             Master Risk Participation in place
             Funding




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Thank you for your attention!




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