VIENNA May 22 Raiffeisen Bank International
said it may issue more tier one capital before paying
back the 750 million euros ($1.02 billion) in private aid it got
in 2009 to weather the financial crisis.
RBI said earlier on Thursday it expected to pay back in the
next three to four weeks all or most of the 1.75 billion euros
it got in state aid at the time, after selling 2.78 billion
euros in new shares in January.
"We plan to repay in first place this state-held
participation capital, and the privately held participation
capital after a possible additional tier one issue," Chief
Executive Karl Sevelda told analysts on a conference call.
He said the bank had no intention of changing its dividend
Chief Risk Officer Johann Strobl said risk costs in Russia
would be substantially higher this year than in 2013, and said
provisions for Ukraine could be 250 million euros, rather than
the 200 million it had previously estimated.
($1 = 0.7318 Euros)
(Reporting by Michael Shields; Editing by Georgina Prodhan)