BRUSSELS, June 17 Belgian financial group KBC
may repay the state aid it owes to the Flemish regional
government even sooner than 2017, but it remained cautious in
its outlook because of uncertainty over future regulatory
requirements regarding its capital.
"What we are saying is that by 2017 the state aid will be
gone," Chief Executive Officer Johan Thijs told analysts at the
group's investor day.
The group said earlier on Tuesday that it aimed to repay all
of its outstanding state aid by the end of 2017, three years
earlier than initially planned.
($1 = 0.7345 Euros)
(Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek; editing by Adrian Croft)