Shareholder Structure

as of 15.10.2021

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1  Syndicated Savings Banks Foundations, own holdings of Savings Banks, Erste Employees Private Foundation
2  Other parties to the shareholder agreement of Erste Foundation, Savings Banks and CaixaBank
*  Institutional and Retail Investors international
** Including Market Makers, Prime Brokerage, Proprietary Trading, Collateral and Stock Lending positions which are visible through custodian banklists

The shareholder structure may contain rounding differences. The information presented on this website is based on sources that we consider to be reliable. Erste Group does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the text and graphs.

Shareholder Structure and Share Capital

Shareholder Structure Development

Last Update: October 19, 2021

Share Capital Development

Last Update: March 26, 2021

Following the resolution to repay the outstanding participation capital in the total amount of EUR 1.76 billion, a capital increase against cash contributions was conducted in early July 2013. On 8 August 2013, Erste Group Bank AG was the first Austrian bank to repay the entire participation capital that it had received from the Austrian government (EUR 1.205 billion) and private investors (EUR 559 million) in 2009.

In April 2009, Erste Group issued participation capital for subscription. Within the context of this offer, Erste Group placed EUR 540 mn of participation capital with private and institutional investors. In March, the Republic of Austria subscribed to EUR 1.0 bn of participation capital and in May, another EUR 224 mn of participation certificates. In total the participation capital issued during the course of the measures package amounts to a volume of EUR 1.76 bn.

The participation certificates were converted into ordinary shares at a rate of one participations certificate with a nominal value of EUR 72,67 in exchange for six and a half ordinary bearer shares.

* adjusted for stock split 1:4 July 2004
1 voting bearer shares
participation certificates
IPO = Initial Public Offering
SPO = Secondary Public Offering
MSOP = Management Share Option Plan
ESOP = Employee Share Ownership Plan
Stock split = Division of a share into several shares with a face value reduced accordingly. 
This does not alter the share capital nor the total value of all the shares.
Greenshoe = An option for additional blocks of shares for the underwriter in order to be able to satisfy oversubscription for the shares.


Major Shareholders

ERSTE Foundation

After more than 200 years of successful development, the former "Erste oesterreichische Spar-Casse" has two successors: the operational one is Erste Group, the internationally operating retail bank with subsidiaries in Austria and six other countries in Central and South Eastern Europe with 16 million customers. The legal successor is DIE ERSTE österreichische Spar-Casse Privatstiftung (ERSTE Stiftung/ ERSTE Foundation). It inherited the private association that was once the 100 % owner and founder of the savings bank. Now ERSTE Foundation is one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. Pursuant to its founding charter, the aims of ERSTE foundation are to safeguard the future of Erste Group Bank AG as an independent organisation and to donate part of its income to the common welfare of the region Erste Group operates in.

ERSTE Foundation


CaixaBank S.A. is listed on the Madrid Stock Exchange and is 30.0 % owned by “La Caixa” Foundation (Fundacion Bancaria Caixa d Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona) and 16,1% by FROB (BFA Tenedora de Acciones, S.A.). CaixaBank is the leading financial group in the Spanish market both in banking and insurance and is developing a strategy of diversification with stakes in international banks and leading service companies. The Group’s essence and most distinguishing feature is its involvement and firm commitment to society. CaixaBank runs its banking business based on the values of leadership, trust and social commitment.