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INTESA SANPAOLO AGAIN IN THE DOW JONES INDICES FOR ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Milan - Turin, 13 September 2018 - Intesa Sanpaolo has retained its status as one of the most active groups in the world in terms of economic, social and environmental sustainability. For the eighth year running, the Group has been included – as the only Italian bank – in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index and Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, which are among the most important global and European stock exchange indices assessing the Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) dimensions of companies.

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International payments in UAE – Purpose Code

We would like to inform you that the Central Bank of United Arab Emirates has enforced the use of purpose codes for all international payments which credit the account of users in UEA, regardless of the payment currency. The obligation to specify the purpose code will be effective from 1 September 2018. Additional information is provided on the UAE Central Bank web site: www.centralbank.ae, under tab "Swift Scope Project".

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Global Finance names PBZ the best digital bank in Croatia

Zagreb, 23rd August 2018 - The Global Finance magazine named Privredna banka Zagreb d.d. (PBZ), member of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, the best digital bank in Croatia in 2018. Global Finance has published for the 19th time its annual awards for World’s Best Consumer Digital Banks 2018.

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Intesa Sanpaolo: Consolidated Results as at 30 June 2018

Turin - Milan, 1 August 2018 – At its meeting today, the Board of Directors of Intesa Sanpaolo approved the consolidated half-yearly report as at 30 June 2018 (5). Results for the first half of 2018 reflect the Group’s strengths – sustainable profitability and a solid capital position – deriving from a business model that is resilient and well diversified, with a focus on Wealth Management & Protection driven by a client-centric approach involving customers’ assets of around €1tn and with financial activities providing natural hedging...

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Google Pay available in Croatia

Zagreb, Aug 1st, 2018. Today, Google launches Google Pay in Croatia - a simple and secure way to pay in stores and online. Croatia is the very first country in the Adriatics region, where Google launches this service, partnering with Privredna banka Zagreb.
Google Pay is available everywhere in Croatia, where contactless payments are enabled, across all Google properties and everywhere online and in apps, where users see the Pay with Google button.

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Children's Hospital Zagreb received a donation worth HRK 305,910

Zagreb, July 23rd, 2018 – The representatives of PBZ Group granted a donation amounting to HRK 305,910.00 to the Children’s Hospital Zagreb, enabling the purchase of digital EMNG device with evoked potentials and the upgrade of the digital EEG system for the Paediatric Clinic within the Children’s Hospital Zagreb. The donation is a part of providing aid to the national project of the Ministry of Health called "Monitoring Children Exposed to Neurological Risks", launched already in 2007 and since 2008 PBZ Group provides aid by donating...

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At the Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2018 ceremony in London, Dinko Lucić, President of the Management Board, received the award on behalf of PBZ.

The Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2018: PBZ is the best bank in Croatia

Zagreb, July 17, 2018 - The Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2018 go to Privredna banka Zagreb (PBZ) as Croatia's Best Bank and Intesa Sanpaolo as Italy's Best Bank. The rankings are produced annually by Euromoney, the leading publication for covering the growth of international finance. The Euromoney Awards for Excellence are awarded worldwide to financial institutions that provide the highest levels of service, innovation and expertise to their customers. A wide range of qualitative and quantitative criteria was taken into consideration...

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Notice of the manner of executing orders for payment in favour of the company VIPnet d.o.o.

Kindly note that pursuant to the Cooperation Agreement concluded with the company VIPnet d.o.o., payment orders placed as of July 4th 2018 henceforth, in favour of the following VIPnet transaction accounts HR46 2390 0011 1003 3794 3 and HR65 2330 0031 1002 0590 1 will be redirected and executed in favour of VIPnet d.o.o. account number HR9023400091110933110 open at PBZ d.d. Payment order execution will be redirected for all orders received via all PBZ channels:

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Slava Raškaj Educational Centre received new equipment

Split, May 21 2018 – The representatives of PBZ Group presented today the grant amounting to HRK 340,733.75 to Slava Raškaj Educational Centre Split, thus enabling the purchase of a van with a ramp and arrangement of the sensory room to improve the social care and quality of life of children and youth with developmental difficulties.

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Global Finance Names PBZ Best Bank in Croatia

Zagreb, March 21, 2018 - Global Finance magazine has named Privredna banka Zagreb d.d. (PBZ), a member of Intesa Sanpaolo Group, the best bank in Croatia 2018. Global Finance magazine has announced its 25th annual awards for the World’s Best Banks.

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PBZ marks European Money Week with number of activities

Zagreb/Turin, 12 March 2018 - The Museo del Risparmio (Museum of Saving) and the international banks of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group are taking part in the European Banking Federation’s European Money Week from 12 to 18 March. This annual initiative, which takes place every March, gives a European dimension to financial education and is particularly aimed at young people.

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The Osijek Clinical Hospital Centre received a donation worth more than HRK 400,000

Osijek, February 21, 2018 - Today, the representatives of PBZ Group handed over a donation of HRK 403,425.00 to the Clinical Hospital Centre Osijek, thus enabling the purchase of central monitoring for the monitoring of vital functions of the new-borns for 8 monitors, 4 LCD monitors for vital functions and device for the therapeutic hypothermia of the new-borns for the Paediatric Clinic of the Clinical Hospital Centre Osijek, within which the Institute for Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Medicine works.

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The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 60 million loan to Privredna Banka Zagreb d.d. (PBZ) to co-finance projects of SMEs, midcap companies and other priorities (public sector).

This loan is in line with the EIB’s priority of improving the access of Europe’s SMEs to affordable financing for their activities. To this end, the EIB is joining forces with financing institutions, like PBZ, that know the local market and have, among others, SMEs, midcap companies and public sector companies as their customers.

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The Banker Awards 2017 - PBZ Bank of the Year in Croatia

Zagreb, 1st December 2017 – Privredna banka Zagreb d.d. (PBZ) has been named “Bank of the Year in Croatia" by the respectable financial magazine The Banker (Financial Times Group). At the Banker Awards 2017 ceremony in London, Alessio Cioni, deputy president of the Bank Management, received the award for PBZ.

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The paediatric department of the hospital in Knin received a valuable donation amounting to around HRK 450,000

Knin, November 13, 2017 – Today, the representatives of the PBZ Group delivered to the General and Veteran Hospital “Hrvatski ponos” in Knin the grant amounting to HRK 441,962.50, enabling the purchase of a modern incubator, a reanimation table and a monitor for vital nursing functions for the needs of the paediatric department. This donation is a part of supporting the national project launched by the Ministry of Health entitled “Monitoring Children Exposed to Neurological Risks”, through which PBZ Group helps in the form of providing...

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Intesa sanpaolo, the Group’s international subsidiary banks, the Museo del Risparmio (Savings Museum), Gallerie d’Italia and the Historical Archive join efforts to celebrate World Savings Day

Turin/Zagreb, 24 October 2017. - An entire week is to be dedicated to discussing saving in as many ways as possible, with help from experts, whilst having fun through art and historical resources. In the week dedicated to The Art of Saving, held from 24 to 31 October, the public will be able to choose from a wide range of free initiatives which will take place in Turin, Milan, Naples, Vicenza, Bologna and Palermo.

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Changes to the PBZ Management Board

Zagreb, October 13, 2017.– Intesa Sanpaolo announces that the long-time President Mr. Božo Prka, has decided to leave PBZ upon expiration of his current mandate on February 10, 2018 for personal reasons. The Supervisory Board accepted his decision and thanked Mr. Prka for his long-standing successful management and personal contribution to the growth and development of the Bank and the whole PBZ Group.

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Diversity

PBZ signs the Diversity Charter

The Croatian Business Council for Sustainable Development organised an official ceremony for the signing of the Diversity Charter on 4 October 2017, on which occasion the Charter was also signed by Privredna banka Zagreb.

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Novathon coding

The biggest innovation marathon in the FinTech field Novathon #withPBZ held in Zagreb

Zagreb, September 26, 2017 - Intesa Sanpaolo Group brought its innovative Novathon contest to Croatia this year. The 24-hour innovation marathon called Novathon #withPBZ was organized in cooperation with Privredna banka Zagreb, a member of Intesa Sanpaolo Group, and was held on September 23 and 24 at Lauba. The competition was attended by 144 contestants from 7 countries, gathered in 24 teams comprised of developers, web designers, and marketing experts.

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Opening of the exibition

The exhibition Venetian vedute from the Intesa Sanpaolo Art Collection opened at the Museum of Arts and Crafts

Zagreb, 25 September 2017 - The exhibition Venetian vedute from the Intesa Sanpaolo Art Collection has had its gala opening at the Museum of Arts and Crafts. The paintings of Canaletto, Guardi, Marieschi and van Lint have arrived from the Gallerie d'Italia - Palazzo Leoni Montanari, one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Vicenza. These four artworks will be exhibited until 29 October 2017 in the permanent exhibition halls of the Museum of Arts and Crafts, intended precisely for baroque, thus extending the Baroque Summer project at...

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Representatives of FER and PBZ

Cooperation between PBZ and FER on the Duboko učenje za procjenu kreditnog rizika Project (Deep Learning for Credit Risk Assessment)

Zagreb, 12th September 2017 - Privredna banka Zagreb d.d. (PBZ), member of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, started a cooperation with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER), Zagreb, on a research and development project Duboko učenje za procjenu kreditnog rizika (Deep Learning for Credit Risk Assessment).

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INTESA SANPAOLO ACQUIRES VENETO BANKA IN CROATIA

Zagreb, 29 June 2017 – Further to the acquisition by Intesa Sanpaolo SpA of certain assets and liabilities of Veneto Banca SpA including those of Veneto Banka’s Croatia, Intesa Sanpaolo, warmly welcomes the Veneto Banka Croatian customers and employees in the Intesa Sanpaolo’s family.

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INTESA SANPAOLO SIGNS CONTRACT TO ACQUIRE CERTAIN ASSETS AND LIABILITIES OF BANCA POPOLARE DI VICENZA AND VENETO BANCA

Turin - Milan, 26 June 2017 – Following the unanimous decision reached by its board of directors, Intesa Sanpaolo has signed a contract with the liquidators of Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca concerning the acquisition by Intesa Sanpaolo of certain assets and liabilities and certain legal relationships of the two banks, for a token price of €1.

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Appointment of a member of the Management Board of Privredna banka Zagreb d.d.

The Supervisory Board of Privredna banka Zagreb d.d. adopted at its meeting held on 9 June 2017 the decision to appoint Mr Alessio Cioni as member and deputy president of the Management Board of the Bank in place of Mr Gabriele Pace, whose term of office on the Management Board will end on 31 August 2017 so that he might take up a new position within the ISP Group. Mr Cioni is appointed for a term of office of three years subject to and effective from the date of obtaining prior approval of the Croatian National Bank for the performance of...

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Representatives of PBZ and EBRD with the TFP award

Privredna banka Zagreb wins trade finance award as most active bank

Privredna banka Zagreb, the second largest bank in Croatia, has been awarded as a most active trade finance bank in Croatia in 2016, on a ceremony held in Nicosia during EBRD's Annual Meeting. Each year, the award honours the most successful participants in EBRD’s Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP) in EBRD countries of operation.

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Novathon #withPBZ is coming to Zagreb

Zagreb, May 2, 2017 – Intesa Sanpaolo Group will bring its creative idea competition to Croatia this year. The 24-hour innovation marathon called Novathon #withPBZ will be organised in cooperation with Privredna banka Zagreb, member of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, and will take place at Lauba on 23 and 24 September. The competition is open to developers, web designers, marketing experts and students in related areas who will work in teams to create, design and build concepts, prototypes or interactive models of applications for responsive,...

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Global Finance Names PBZ Best Bank in Croatia

Zagreb, March 17, 2017 - Global Finance magazine has named Privredna Banka Zagreb d.d. (PBZ), a member of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, the best bank in Croatia in 2017. Global Finance magazine has announced its twenty-fourth annual awards for the World’s Best Banks.

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Investment Plan for Europe: HRK 350 million for Croatian SMEs

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Privredna banka Zagreb (PBZ) have signed a COSME agreement in Croatia that will allow PBZ to provide HRK 350 million (ca. EUR 45.7 million) of loans to small and medium-sized Croatian businesses. This agreement was made possible by the support of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). EFSI is the central pillar of the European Commission's Investment Plan for Europe.

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Corporate Knights Magazine Names Intesa Sanpaolo One of the World’s 20 Most Sustainable Corporations

Milan, 17th January 2017 – The Corporate Knights Index published by the Canadian magazine specialising in sustainable capitalism has ranked Intesa Sanpaolo one of the world’s 20 most sustainable corporations. It is the only Italian banking group to make the grade, thanks to a proven ability for developing risk and opportunity management strategies in the environmental, social and governance sectors.

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EIB increases its support for Croatian SMEs and midcap companies channelled through PBZ Bank

Luxembourg/Zagreb, 23 November 2016 - The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 40 million loan to Privredna Banka Zagreb d.d. (PBZ) to co-finance projects of SMEs and midcap companies. Mr Miguel Morgado, EIB Director in charge of operations in Croatia, stated: “The EIB is again cooperating with PBZ, a long-standing partner in Croatia, to channel long-term financing to SME and MidCaps that form the backbone of the economy and contribute decisively to job creation, growth and innovation through capital investment”.

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PBZ and ZABA, agents issuing HRK 1.8 billion in bonds of Zagrebački holding

Zagreb, 19 July 2016 - Zagrebački holding issued the first series of bonds in the amount of HRK 1.8 billion maturing in 2023 and with an interest rate of 3.875%, which is the lowest interest rate at which a company or a city got indebted on the domestic capital market, it was emphasized at the press conference of Zagrebački holding.

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Sustainability Report 2015 Published by Intesa Sanpaolo Group

The new edition of the Sustainability Report confirms the Group's attention towards the social and environmental responsibility issues and their increasing integration with the core business of the bank, as stated in the Business Plan 2014-2017.

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Global Finance pronounces PBZ as best internet bank in Croatia

8 August 2012 - Global Finance pronounces PBZ as best internet bank in Croatia

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PBZ Group has donated 250,000.00 HRK to the Rehabilitation Centre Sv. Filip i Jakov

Zagreb/Sveti Filip i Jakov, 25th of April 2016 – The representatives of the PBZ Group presented today a donation worth 250,000.00 HRK to the Rehabilitation Centre Sv. Filip i Jakov. This donation has enabled purchase of various furniture, IT, methodical and other equipment for numerous creative workshops as well as medical and orthopaedic aids in order to improve life quality of the beneficiaries of the Rehabilitation Centre Sv. Filip i Jakov.

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PBZ Grupa donated HRK 402,025.00 to the General County Hospital Požega

Zagreb/Pakrac, March 14, 2016 – Today, the representatives of PBZ Group presented a donation amounting to HRK 402,025.00 to the General County Hospital in Požega, at the location of the Town’s Hospital Pakrac.This donation enabled purchase of modern colour Doppler ultrasound equipment for the Department of Paediatrics at Pakrac location and photo-therapy lamps for the Department of Paediatrics at the location of the General County Hospital in Požega. The latest donation is a part of a humanitarian project "Doing Good Every Day" launched by...

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PBZ Group donated nearly 250,000 HRK to the Centre for Education and Teacher Training Lug

Zagreb/Samobor, 16th of February 2016 – Today, the representatives of PBZ Group presented to the Centre for Education and Teacher Training Lug the donation amounting to 249,957.18 HRK. This donation enabled the purchase of various equipment and devices, such as information technology, multimedia, music, sports and other equipment intended for creative workshops and cabinets for practical training of the Centre and the necessary furniture, as well. In order to make education, residence and leisure of the Centre users more enjoyable and...

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PBZ Group donated 300,000 HRK to the General Hospital in Varaždin

Varaždin, January 14, 2016 –The PBZ Group representatives presented today a donation amounting to 298,999.75 HRK to the General Hospital in Varaždin. This donation enabled the purchase of the EEG device for the Hospital's Paediatrics Department.

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EBRD loan to Privredna banka Zagreb to support women in business

18 January 2016 - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing Privredna banka Zagreb d.d. (PBZ) with a €10 million loan to support women-led micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Croatia.
The loan is supported by EBRD’s successful Women in Business Programme in Croatia, which aims at promoting women entrepreneurship in the country and women's participation in business, by supporting women-owned and women-led business.

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2015

Possible to access the E-GRAĐANI (E-CITIZENS) system by means of PBZmTOKEN or Bank Card Reader

Zagreb, 23 December 2015 – An Agreement on including the credentials of Privredna banka Zagreb d.d. (PBZ) into the NIAS National Identification and Authentication e-Citizens system has been signed today in the Ministry of Administration.

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Next to the PBZ Wave2Pay service, the Visa Inspire card for the PBZ current account also makes a contactless payment by mobile phone possible

Zagreb, December 1, 2015 - the PBZ Group, in cooperation with its partner Visa Europe, offered its clients the first virtual card for the PBZ current account - Visa Inspire. Thus, from now on, next to American Express® virtual cards, using the PBZ Wave2Pay service, customers can pay without contact with their mobile phone and Visa Inspire card - the first virtual card for the PBZ current account integrated into a mobile phone.

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Intesa Sanpaolo: Consolidated results as at 30 September 2015

Turin - Milan, 3 November 2015 – At its meeting today, the Management Board of Intesa Sanpaolo approved the consolidated interim statement as at 30 September 2015.

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PBZ Group donated 240,420 HRK to the Rehabilitation Centre "Ozalj"

Ozalj, 29th of September 2015 – The representatives of PBZ Group presented today to the Rehabilitation centre “Ozalj” a donation in the amount of 240,420.22 HRK. Thanks to the donated funds, the Centre has equipped the cabinet for early intervention, bought the equipment for positioning of children with developmental disabilities, speech therapy and psychological tests as well as the vehicle that shall be used by the Centre for providing psycho-social support services to families (patronage) and help in joining the programs of education and...

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Privredna banka Zagreb wins trade finance award as most active bank

Privredna banka Zagreb d.d. (PBZ), the second largest bank in Croatia, has won an award as most active trade finance bank in the country. Each year, the award honours the most successful participants in EBRD’s Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP) in EBRD countries of operation.

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Intesa Sanpaolo: consolidated results as at 30 June 2015

Turin - Milan, 31 July 2015 – At its meeting today, the Management Board of Intesa Sanpaolo approved the consolidated half-yearly report as at 30 June 2015(5). In the first half of 2015, the Group has achieved a strong improvement in profitability - above the 2014-2017 Business Plan targets - despite prolonged market challenges, and has confirmed that its balance sheet remains solid, as the figures below show:

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Lower interest rates for loans from August 1 st

Zagreb, July 16th 2015 - Privredna banka Zagreb d.d. will apply lower interest rates on existing loans with variable interest rates from August 1st 2015.

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PBZ Group Donated HRK 240,293 for Better Care and Psychosocial Support and Rehabilitation of the Users of the Centre for Education Rudolf Steiner in Daruvar

Daruvar, June 10th 2015 – The PBZ Group representatives presented today a donation amounting to HRK 240,293.95 to the Centre for Education Rudolf Steiner in Daruvar. The outdoor playground and room for sensory integration of children with developmental disabilities and risks were decorated and equipped thanks to this donation.

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PBZ Group donated 59,837 kuna to the special hospital for children with neurodevelopmental and motilitydisabilities

Zagreb, 26th of May 2015 – The PBZ Group representatives presented today a donation amounting to 59,837.64 HRK to the Special Hospital for children with neurodevelopmental and motility disabilities in Zagreb. This donation enabled the purchase of the didactic equipment for the Daily Hospital for the children exposed to neurological risks.

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Donation of the PBZ Group to the Paediatrics Department of Dr. Tomislav Bardek GH Amounting to 270,000.00 HRK

Koprivnica, 5th of May, 2015 – The PBZ Group representatives presented today a donation amounting to 267,982.50 HRK to the General Hospital Dr. Tomislav Bardek in Koprivnica. This donation enabled the purchase of the digital colour Doppler ultrasound-device, linear probe and the table for a neuropediatric examination that would allow the Paediatrics Department quality monitoring and treatment of children exposed to neurological risks on the territory of Koprivnica County.

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PBZ Group Unveils the PBZ Wave2Pay – The Latest Global Contactless Mobile Payment Service

Zagreb, 15 April 2015 - Today, PBZ Group, in partnership with American Express and Intesa Sanpaolo Card, unveiled a new PBZ Wave2Pay service. The new PBZ Wave2Pay service is the first contactless mobile payment service in the Croatian market which is based on Host Card Emulation (HCE) technology for NFC (Near-Field Communication) mobile payments at POS terminals of the PBZ Group. The PBZ Wave2Pay service is now available to PBZ Group’s American Express Cardmembers, making PBZ Group the first American Express Card-issuing partner to...

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Seeding the future: a post-emergency project to help populations affected the floods

Milan, April 2015 - Almost a year after the floods occurred in May 2014, there are some areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia that are still struggling to overcome the disaster. “Seeding the Future” is a project, financed by the Intesa Sanpaolo Foundation, that will bring relief to about 325 vulnerable families by providing them access to drinking water and food.

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Intesa Sanpaolo: consolidated results as at 31 March 2015

Turin - Milan, May 11th 2015 – At its meeting today, the Intesa Sanpaolo Management Board approved the consolidated interim statement as at March 31st 2015(5).
In the first quarter of 2015, the Group has achieved a strong improvement in profitability - above the 2014-2017 Business Plan targets - despite prolonged market challenges, and has confirmed that its balance sheet remains solid, as the figures below show:

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Intesa Sanpaolo: consolidated results as at 31 December 2014

Turin - Milan, February 10 th 2015 – At its meeting today, the Intesa Sanpaolo Management Board approved the parent company and consolidated results for the year ended December 31 st 2014...
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PBZ Group, the largest acquirer in Croatia, signs cooperation agreement with Unionpay International

Zagreb, January 26, 2015 – Today in Zagreb representatives of UnionPay International, the international business arm of China UnionPay, PBZ Group and Intesa Sanpaolo Card signed two very important cooperation agreements according to which UnionPay card will be accepted in Croatia for the first time by all the ATMs and merchants of the PBZ Group, the largest acquirer in Croatia. Furthermore, Intesa Sanpaolo Card will also gradually launch UnionPay card being accepted by 9 Banks, members of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group which use its services in...

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EIB increases its support for Croatian SMEs and MIDCAP companies channelled through PBZ Bank

Luxembourg/Zagreb, 7 January 2015 - The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 20 million loan to Privredna Banka Zagreb d.d. (PBZ) to co-finance projects of SMEs and midcap companies.

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2014

Privredna Banka Zagreb joins Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Efficiency Facility II

27 November 2014 - Privredna Banka Zagreb d.d. (PBZ), Croatia’s second largest financial service group, is joining the Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Efficiency Facility II (WeBSEFF II), an initiative by the EBRD launched in October 2013 to support efforts towards the improved use and conservation of energy in the region.

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Intesa Sanpaolo: consolidated results as 31 December 2014

Turin - Milan, February 10th 2015 – At its meeting today, the Intesa Sanpaolo Management Board approved the parent company and consolidated results for the year ended December 31st 2014(6).
The Group has achieved a strong improvement in profitability - above the 2014-2017 Business Plan targets - despite prolonged market challenges, confirming that its balance sheet is solid, as the figures below show:

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€30 million for Marina Dalmacija and Marina Borik

Zagreb/Zadar 19 August 2014 – A syndicated loan agreement for a total of €30 million has been signed today for Marina Dalmacija and Marina Borik.

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PBZ Group, in collaboration with Intesa Sanpaolo Card Ltd., is the first to test HCE for mobile NFC payments on the global American Express network

Zagreb, July 30, 2014 – PBZ Group, part of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, Intesa Sanpaolo Card and American Express today announced that the three companies have initiated a pilot to test – for the first time – HCE (Host Card Emulation) for mobile NFC (Near-Field Communication) payments at POS (Point-of-Sale) terminals in Croatia. PBZ Group is the first American Express card-issuing partner to test HCE on the American Express global network.

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A new EP/EMG device donated to the Psychiatric Hospital Vrapče by PBZ

Zagreb, 11th June 2014 – A formal handover of the donation of Privredna banka Zagreb (PBZ) was held at the Psychiatric Hospital Vrapče; PBZ provided all the necessary funds for the purchase of a new digital device for evoked potentials and electroneurography (EP/EMG device).

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PBZ Donates an Additional HRK 2 Million for the Victims of Flooding

Zagreb, 26 May 2014 – PBZ Donates an Additional HRK 2 Million for the Victims of Flooding

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PBZ has immediately responded to the appeal of Croatian Red Cross to help the flood victims by making a donation in a total amount of HRK 2.5 million

Zagreb, 19 May 2014 - Privredna banka Zagreb d.d. has immediately responded to the appeal of Croatian Red Cross to help the flood victims by making a donation in a total amount of HRK 2.5 million, of which HRK 2 million for Croatia and HRK 250,000 each for Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia.

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PBZ is the first bank to introduce the Visa Inspire Wave 2 Pay sticker card to the market

Zagreb, 16 May 2014 – Privredna banka Zagreb (PBZ) is the first bank in Croatia and the wider region to offer its clients the Visa Inspire Wave 2 Pay sticker card, a new, faster and easier form of contactless payment.

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215,000 kuna donated to the Education Centre Vinko Bek in Zagreb

Zagreb, May 7, 2014 - Today, at the Education Centre Vinko Bek in Zagreb, the representatives of Privredna banka Zagreb (PBZ) and PBZ Card announced new, more intensive activities in their humanitarian project "Doing Good Every Day".

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Marko Škreb, chief economist of PBZ takes on a new duty at IMF

Zagreb, 24 April 2014 - Marko Škreb, PhD, the long term chief economist and strategist at Privredna banka Zagreb (PBZ) takes on a new position with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) where he will be the advisor for monetary systems and payment transfers in Accra, Ghana within the newly opened AFRITAC West II centre.

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At WinDays14, PBZ presented mobile banking on the Windows Phone platform in cooperation with Microsoft

Umag/Zagreb, 9 April 2014 – Privredna banka Zagreb d.d. is among the first banks in Croatia to enable the use of mobile banking for mobile phone users on the Windows Phone platform, which has been presented today at WinDays14 in cooperation with Microsoft Croatia.

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PBZ is the First to Introduce Responsive Design Internet Banking to the Market

Zagreb, 7 April 2014 – Privredna banka Zagreb d.d. (PBZ) is the first bank in Croatia to enable its clients to use Internet banking on devices with various screen sizes and resolutions with an optimal presentation of the application using an innovative responsive design.

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Intesa Sanpaolo: Business plan 2014.-2017.

Milan, 28 March 2014 - The new Business plan of INTESA SANPAOLO envisages solid and sustainable value creation and distribution driven by: 11.8% ROTE, 10% ROE AND €4.5BN NET INCOME IN 2017, ABOUT €10BN OF TOTAL 2014-2017 CASH DIVIDENDS, 12.2% COMMON EQUITY RATIO IN 2017.

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PBZ in cooperation with BNP Paribas Cardif Insurance launches Card Protect: insurance of payment cards and personal items

Zagreb, 20 February, 2014 – BNP Paribas Cardif osiguranje d.d. and Privredna banka Zagreb d.d. have signed a contract on joint cooperation with regard to Card Protect, contracting payment cards and personal item insurance. The contract has been signed by: Ana Ivančić, President of the Management of BNP Paribas Cardif osiguranje d.d., and Dinko Lucić, member of the Management Board of PBZ, responsible for the Retail Banking Group.

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2013

PBZ to Donate HRK 500,000 in Aid of Typhoon Victims in the Philippines

Zagreb, 14 November 2013 - Privredna banka Zagreb d.d. (PBZ), a bank of the Intesa Sanpaolo Group, will donate HRK 500,000.00 to Croatian Red Cross in aid of the battered Philippines, struck by Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest ever to hit the area.

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Global Finance Names PBZ the Best Internet Bank in Croatia

29 July 2013 - Global Finance Names PBZ the Best Internet Bank in Croatia

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PBZ donated HRK 1.5 million for an RTG device and for the interior design of the ERCP diagnostics area

18 June 2013 - PBZ donated HRK 1.5 million for an RTG device and for the interior design of the ERCP diagnostics area

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PBZ has donated HRK 1,000,000.00 to the Croatian Demining Centre

16 April 2013 - PBZ has donated HRK 1,000,000.00 to the Croatian Demining Centre

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A Cash Pooling Contract between the Federation of Associations of Small Tradesmen of the Republic of Croatia and PBZ has been signed

09 April 2013 - A Cash Pooling Contract between the Federation of Associations of Small Tradesmen of the Republic of Croatia and PBZ has been signed

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Global Finance Names PBZ the Best Bank in Croatia

20 March 2013 - Global Finance Names PBZ the Best Bank in Croatia

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PBZ has donated a new Ford Transit to the Zagreb Association of Distrophics

15 March 2013 - PBZ has donated a new Ford Transit to the Zagreb Association of Distrophics

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New features of PBZ mobile banking - mPBZ

8 March 2013 - New features of PBZ mobile banking - mPBZ.

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2012

PBZ donated a new CT device worth HRK 2.5 million to KB Dubrava

21 November 2012 - PBZ donated a new CT device worth HRK 2.5 million to KB Dubrava

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First GGF Loan Agreement with PBZ paves way for renewable energy and energy efficiency investments in Croatia

13 December 2012 - First GGF Loan Agreement with PBZ paves way for renewable energy and energy efficiency investments in Croatia

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PBZs corporate kindergarten opened

12 September 2012 - PBZs corporate kindergarten opened

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PBZ donated 2.5 million kuna for the Clinical Research Ward opened in Childrens Hospital Srebrnjak

30 May 2012 - PBZ donated 2.5 million kuna for the Clinical Research Ward opened in Childrens Hospital Srebrnjak

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New in PBZ - Inspire card - a new generation contactless smart card

5 April 2012 - New in PBZ - Inspire card - a new generation contactless smart card

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Medimurska banka d.d. to Merge Privredna banka Zagreb d.d

23 February 2012 - Medimurska banka d.d. to Merge Privredna banka Zagreb d.d

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2011

EBRD and PBZ Entice Croatian Companies to Increased Competitiveness

21 December 2011 - EBRD and PBZ Entice Croatian Companies to Increased Competitiveness

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THE BANKER magazine awards 2011-Intesa Sanpaolo voted Bank of the year in Italy and PBZ in Croatia

2 December 2011 - THE BANKER magazine awards 2011-Intesa Sanpaolo voted Bank of the year in Italy and PBZ in Croatia

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Gabriele Pace is the new deputy president of the board of Privredna banka Zagreb

6 September 2011 - Gabriele Pace is the new deputy president of the board of Privredna banka Zagreb

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The Euromoney awards for excellence 2011- Intesa Sanpaolo wins Best Bank in Italy

11 July 2011 - The Euromoney awards for excellence 2011- Intesa Sanpaolo wins Best Bank in Italy

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PBZ to Lower the Interest Rate on Housing Loans in CHF by Additional 0.25 p.p. as of 1 August

29 June 2011 - PBZ to Lower the Interest Rate on Housing Loans in CHF by Additional 0.25 p.p. as of 1 August

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mPBZ application for mobile banking with Android operating system

9 June 2011 - mPBZ application for mobile banking with Android operating system

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02 06 2011 - PBZ celebrated 40 years of business in Karlovac

2 June 2011 - PBZ celebrated 40 years of business in Karlovac

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Intesa Sanpaolo- Consolidated results as at 31 December 2010

15 March 2011 - Intesa Sanpaolo- Consolidated results as at 31 December 2010

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PBZ Decreases Interest Rates on Citizens' Housing Loans

11 March 2011 - PBZ Decreases Interest Rates on Citizens' Housing Loans

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PBZ Has Donated 700000 HRK to the Croatian Demining Foundation

23 February 2011 - PBZ Has Donated 700000 HRK to the Croatian Demining Foundation

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Cooperation between PBZ and Libertas Business College

31 January 2011 - Cooperation between PBZ and Libertas Business College

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