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Banca Intesa – „The Bank of the Year in Serbia“

Prestigious financial magazine, The Banker gives out 2009 awards

Prestigious financial magazine, The Banker, a part of the famous publishing house „Financial Times Group“, has declared Banca Intesa ’The Bank of the Year’ in Serbia. This eminent award for the best bank was received by Mrs. Draginja Đurić, CEO Banca Intesa Belgarde and Mr. Giancarlo Miranda, Deputy President of the Executive board Banca Intesa Belgrade in London yesterday. Title “Bank of the year” is every year awarded by “The Banker” magazine for different regions, countries and categories, and in the selection process, the choice of the most successful is, apart from the quantitative criteria such as total assets growth or profitability, also guided by the level of development of modern technologies and infrastructure as well as by development of strategies directed towards future and their implementation in practice.

"Banca Intesa has successfully responded to all challenges raised amid the global economic downturn, thus confirming its solidity and stability in extremely difficult market conditions and further expanding its business leadership. Besides consolidating our leading position in the market, at the same time we have managed to maintain the top asset quality of our peer and preserve a low-risk profile," said CEO Draginja Djuric on the ocassion. She attributes the growing market share partly to Intesa SanPaolo's group-wide strategy of "enduring partnerships with our clients", which helped it contribute significantly to the government's efforts to mitigate the impact of the global financial crisis.