VIENNA, July 5 Erste Group Bank
expects to repay 1.2 billion euros ($1.55 billion) in state aid
on Aug. 6, it said in the official gazette published on Friday
in the Wiener Zeitung newspaper.
Erste had said last month it would repay in the third
quarter an overall 1.76 billion euros in non-voting capital it
had raised from the state and private investors to help weather
the financial crisis in 2009.
It raised 660 million euros in fresh capital this week via a
share sale to help finance the move.
($1 = 0.7744 euros)
(Reporting by Michael Shields; editing by Patrick Graham)