Komerční banka's and its subsidiaries' employees joined the Citizen Commitment Week declared by Société Générale for the whole financial group. With more than 3.5 tonnes of non-perishable foodstuffs gathered, their charitable collection has supported the Czech Federation of Food Banks (ČSFB).

A week of good deeds - the Citizen Commitment Week held throughout the Société Générale Group's network - has brought favourable news. Employees of Komerční banka and other KB and SG companies operating in the Czech Republic take a very positive approach to opportunities for supporting charitable events. Their collection, organised throughout KB's distribution network, has contributed 3,667 kilograms of non-perishable foodstuffs.

"Support for charitable projects is one of our activities in the area of the Komerční banka financial group's corporate social responsibility. I am therefore very glad that our employees have joined the collection and demonstrated their strong commitment to the community," says Laurent Goutard, Komerční banka CEO.

Moreover, Komerční banka has supported ČSFB through Nadace Jistota foundation by a donation of CZK 205,000 for the purchase of logistics facilities, thereby following up on its help to ČSFB in 2006 when the bank contributed CZK 400,000 for a delivery van.

"We greatly appreciate Komerční banka for its idea to organise a collection of foodstuffs for the benefit of the needy in these difficult times. Thanks to the bank's employees, we have received an unexpectedly large volume of foodstuffs. In the holiday season, they will mainly help children from socially disadvantaged families, who are preparing for summer camps organised by various non-profit organisations," says Fabrice Martin-Plichta, ČFPB Director.

Komerční banka is one of the best run universal banks in Central Europe. It provides comprehensive services to clients in the areas of retail, corporate, and investment banking. The Komerční banka Group's 8,930 employees serve 1,632,000 clients, who can use an extensive network of 397 points of sale throughout the country. Komerční banka currently operates 679 ATMs and more than 958,000 of its clients use one of direct banking channels.

Komerční banka is part of the Société Générale Group, one of the largest banking groups in the euro zone (in terms of market capitalisation), whose 163,000 employees serve more than 30 million individual clients worldwide.