VIENNA, March 24 Austrian gambling group
Novomatic is considering an initial public offering
(IPO), its chief executive said in an interview published on
Friday, two weeks after sources told Reuters it was working on a
"We have been active on the capital market with bonds for
some time and are currently evaluating several financing
options, including a listing on the stock market," Harald
Neumann told Trend magazine.
When asked whether Vienna was an option for the IPO, Neumann
said Novomatic would look at the location if and when the time
came, adding: "Even if Austria as a financial hub is very small,
the Vienna Stock Exchange is certainly among Europe's
professional stock markets."
(Reporting by Francois Murphy; Editing by Mark Potter)