Komerční banka wins the prestigious "Economics Francophone Prize 2005" international award
Prague, 17 March 2005 – The Czech National Committee of the Economics Francophone Forum has nominated Komerční banka (KB) as its candidate for the prestigious "Economic Francophone Prize 2005". The Paris-based Economics Francophone Forum International Bureau (BIFFA) awards the prestigious "Le prix de la Francophonie économique" award to the most dynamic company in the 59 countries of the Francophone community.
A panel composed of independent Francophone personalities has decided to award this prize to a Czech candidate, Komerční banka, this year. KB therefore becomes the very first European company to succeed in winning this award.
His Majesty Muhamed VI, the King of Morocco, will present the award to Komerční banka representatives at Rabat on 20 March 2005, in the presence of high representatives of the various countries.
Komerční banka is the third largest bank in the Czech Republic by the size of assets, providing comprehensive financial services to clients in retail, corporate and investment banking. Today, 7,400 KB employees serve more than 1,400,000 customers, who can use an extensive network of 335 branches all over the country. KB operates 556 ATMs and more than 700,000 of its customers use one of direct banking channels.
In 2004 KB was awarded the "Bank of the Year" title. KB is a part of the Société Générale Group, the fifth largest banking group in the euro zone. Around 90,000 of the Group's employees serve 16,4 million customers worldwide.
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