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UNIkarta, a card custom tailored to students, scores well

Komerční banka is completing the second year of the successful provision of its multi-use student card. In the winter semester alone, the number of issued cards increased by as much as 66% and it continues to grow.

More contributions from the EU Structural Funds for SMEs in 2009

KB EU POINT expects that next year will see a significant increase in the volume of the funds for which SMEs will be able to apply under the subsidy schemes. Next year alone, contributions from the European Union will support domestic SMEs by up to CZK 40 billion.

Information about payments and opening hours at kb branches at the end of 2008

At the end of 2008 all of Komerční banka's branches will keep their opening hours as usual, including the branches that also open on Saturdays and Sundays, with the exception of 31 December 2008 when the branches will close earlier, at 1 p.m.

Leading rating agencies affirm ratings of Komerční banka

Two of the three leading global rating agencies updated last week their credit rating opinions on Komerční banka. On 3 December, Standard & Poor's affirmed its long-term rating of Komerční banka at A+ with a Stable outlook. This rating is one notch above the foreign currency rating on the Czech Republic (A, with Stable outlook). Next day, Moody's confirmed local currency rating of KB at Aa3 and foreign currency rating at A1. According to Moody's methodology, foreign currency rating is constrained by the rating of the Czech Republic, currently at A1. Both foreign currency ratings of Komerční banka and the Czech Republic have a positive outlook.

Komerční banka's Christmas offer: Take out a loan before Christmas and only start to repay it in spring!

Effective from 2 December 2008 Komerční banka offers those interested in consumer credit an opportunity to defer repayment by up to three months. This is a special offer open until the end of January 2009.

From 1 January 2009 Komerční banka offers its clients significant savings thanks to the repricing of selected products and services

Effective from 1 January 2009 Komerční banka adjusts its fees for selected products and services. Holders of selected accounts included in a package will feel a significant drop in their overall costs of banking services thanks to the abolishment of the fees for withdrawals from KB's ATMs and the inclusion of incoming transactions in the fee for the package, all of this while the quality is maintained at the same high level.

Komerční banka discontinues to sell and offer products in SKK

Komerční banka discontinues to sell and offer products in SKK at all of its points of sale.

Business customers can now adjust their KB credit cards to their own liking

Over the past three years Komerční banka has issued almost 60,000 credit cards for businesses. From now on, holders of company credit cards, which rank among the most successful products for businesses in KB's offer, can place their own picture on their cards.

Komerční banka offers the MojePlatba service, a secure and simple tool for online payments

The new MojePlatba service makes it possible for Komerční banka's clients to make easy and secure online payments for goods and services. To retailers, MojePlatba provides immediate information about the payment and Komerční banka's guarantee that the payment will be made.

Barbara Frittoli, a world-renowned soprano, will sing in Obecní dům in Prague with Komerční banka's support

Barbara Frittoli, a world-renowned Italian soprano, will sing in the Smetana Hall of Obecní dům in Prague. Komerční banka is the Generál Partner of the concert, which will take place under the auspices of Fabio Pigliapoco, Italian ambassador to the Czech Republic.

Excellent results of third quarter 2008 confirm KB's successful development

Komerční banka announced today its unaudited consolidated financial results under IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) for the first three quarters of 2008. The net profit of KB Group increased by 22% to CZK 9.9 billion.

KB offers students discounts on language study stays, credit cards for Christmas shopping, and also notebooks with MS Office free of charge

More than one thousand students have used the special offer of a loan for DELL Vostro notebooks. Thanks to this offer, university students can have a high-quality notebook for as little as CZK 16 per day. On top of the bargain notebook loan, Komerční banka is now adding some other benefits that will make studies more agreeable and easier.

Komerční banka's direct banking innovations: building society schemes, mortgage loans and loans on-line

From 25 October, Komerční banka's clients will newly be able to take out building society schemes, apply for business loans, calculate their mortgage loans or easily find contact details about their relationship manager and the opening hours of their branch on line.

The Komerční banka portal is blogging

The young portal is offering a new means of entertainment and interaction. From 8 October there will be a blog section here, allowing for publication of personal observations, opinions or experiences on your own blog under the G2 banner.

Komerční banka is strong and stable

KB wishes to publish this press release in view of the current situation on financial markets and the media's many questions about KB's position.

Komerční banka introduces a new business loan, Profi úvěr FIX

A new business loan, Profi úvěr FIX, is a new addition to the offer of SME financing at Komerční banka. In comparison with the traditional products on the market, the main advantage of the new loan is a fixed interest rate throughout the time of loan repayment and repayment in the form of annuities - regular instalments that remain unchanged throughout the period of repayment.

Komerční banka guarantees a yield of 3% p.a. for VITAL Invest policy holders also in 2009

For VITAL Invest unit-linked life assurance policies, Komerční banka and Komerční pojišťovna offer guaranteed growth, which in 2008 is 3% p.a. At the time of a high volatility on capital markets, products with a guaranteed yield are becoming increasingly popular with consumers. This is one of the reasons why Komerční pojišťovna has decided to maintain the guarantee of VITAL Invest growth of 3% p.a. also for 2009.

New clients of Penzijní fond Komerční banky will receive a bonus of CZK 500 in addition to other benefits

Penzijní fond Komerční banky, the fourth largest pension fund on the Czech market, has prepared an autumn marketing campaign for its new clients. Thanks to its co-operation with Komerční banka, new clients can receive a bonus of CZK 500 and many other benefits.

Laurent Dunet is the new Komerční pojišťovna Chairman and CEO

On 30 June 2008, the general meeting of Komerční pojišťovna, a.s. elected Mr Laurent Dunet as a new member of the company's Board of Directors with effect from 1 September 2008. Komerční pojišťovna's Board of Directors then appointed Mr Dunet as the company's CEO with effect from 1 September 2008, and at the same time elected him as its Chairman with effect from 16 September 2008.

Komerční banka's Moje-firma website provides advice to more than 10,000 businesses every month

Komerční banka launched its new Moje-firma ( advisory website in June 2008. The new website for businesses highlights, in the spirit of the "KB - a partner for business" slogan, the importance of advisory services for businesses in KB's range of products and services offered to this customer segment.