February 28, 2017 / 9:30 AM / 6 months ago

BRIEF-Erste Group says cool on mergers, no promises on future dividends

Feb 28 (Reuters) - Erste Group Bank:

* CFO says regulator increased CET 1 requirement for Slovakia, which prompted goodwill reduction there

* CEO Treichl says increasing dividend in coming years is our aim, likely it can happen

* CEO Treichl says we cannot give any assurance on paying higher dividends for the moment

* CFO says we feel quite well covered for risk in Romania

* CEO Treichl says I don't think regulatory uncertainty is going to go away this year

* Treichl says M&A increases complexity and we want to reduce complexity, so any deal would have to be really attractive

* Treichl says there are a couple of interesting things but price and timing of any deals would have to be extremely good Further company coverage:

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