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VIENNA Oct 3 Bank Austria has appointed a new
finance chief as part of a management reshuffle broadly
coinciding with its parent UniCredit taking back
formal control of the group's central and eastern Europe (CEE)
Gregor Hofstaetter-Pobst, 44, who was the group's finance
chief for the Czech Republic and Slovakia, was appointed to his
new role with effect from Oct. 1, Bank Austria said on Monday.
Austrian Hofstaetter-Pobst, who fills the vacancy created by
Mirko Bianchi's promotion to UniCredit chief financial officer,
began his new role on the day UniCredit took back formal control
of its CEE business from Bank Austria.
CEE chief Carlo Vivaldi is leaving Bank Austria's management
board after the CEE operation's move to Milan, it confirmed.
UniCredit had said that most of the roughly 500 CEE jobs in
Vienna will not be affected, which it confirmed in a statement
"The majority of the (CEE) team will continue to be located
in Vienna," UniCredit said, adding that the date of the transfer
was Oct. 1, as planned.
(Reporting by Francois Murphy; Editing by David Goodman)