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Save money at OMV Free bank account and 5% fuel bonus for a year

August 27, 2010 - 10:00 am (CET)

  • Customers of Erste Bank und Sparkassen to get a two-cent discount per litre of fuel for three months
  • New customers are offered a free current account with credit card, a 5% fuel bonus for a year and a EUR 50 fuel voucher

Erste Bank und Sparkassen and OMV set up a strategic partnership early in 2010. Following the successful launch of the 170 “banking stops” at OMV filling stations with VIVA, a new product is being introduced from 30 August: the “ Gute-Fahrt-Box” (Nice Drive Box), which includes a free current account for one year (with or without a credit card). The box, which can be redeemed at one of the 1,000 branches of Erste Bank und Sparkassen by 29 October, costs EUR 4.90 and includes:

  • One voucher for the opening of a free current account with an optional complimentary credit card (cost-free for a year)
  • A EUR 50 OMV fuel voucher upon opening the account
  • 5% fuel bonus for one year at all OMV filling stations in Austria (when paying with a debit card)
  • Two vouchers for a cup of coffee at VIVA

By taking up this offer, motorists can save an average of EUR 130 a year  in fuel costs. If they take up the full offer they can also cut their banking costs (to a value of EUR 84/year at Erste Bank) and credit card costs (to a value of EUR 54.50/year at Erste Bank). Depending on fuel consumption, the package is therefore worth almost EUR 270 a year. “We are deliberately targeting new customers in order to convince them to join Erste Bank. Overall, we at Erste Bank want to gain 20,000 new customers this year and are also appreciably expanding our services for existing customers,” said Peter Bosek, Member of the Management Board of Erste Bank Oesterreich. Existing customers of Erste Bank and Sparkasse are also offered an additional sweetener; anyone using an Erste Bank und Sparkassen debit card to pay for fuel at an OMV filling station will receive a two-cent discount per litre up to the end of November.

Since early this year, it has been possible to “fill up” cards with cash at 170 OMV filling stations with VIVA across Austria. In addition, customers of Erste Bank und Sparkassen can pay money into their current or savings accounts and carry out banking transactions. “The cooperation with Erste Bank und Sparkassen is having a positive effect on customer frequency at our filling stations. With this exclusive package, we invite banking customers to experience the quality of OMV services for themselves,” said Harald Joichl, Head of OMV’s filling station business in Austria and Germany.

The new product will be sold exclusively at all OMV filling stations with VIVA. The accounts will be opened at the 1,000 branches of Erste Bank und Sparkassen, where any advisory services will also be provided. Once the customer has spent EUR 200 with OMV, he or she receives an OMV voucher worth EUR 10. This corresponds to a rebate of 5%. (Sales are capped at EUR 2,000, which means a maximum rebate of EUR 100).

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Erste Bank and Sparkassen are the largest suppliers of financial services in Austria. The savings bank group employs around 16,000 people in more than 1,000 branches and 170 bank service points and has more than 3 million customers. It has a 19% share of the retail savings bank market in Austria.

Erste Group is a leading financial services provider in eastern EU countries. It employs more than 50,000 staff in 3,200 branches and looks after 17.3 customers in eight countries (Croatia, Austria, Serbia, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Hungary). The balance sheet total of Erste Group was 209.1 billion euros as of 30th June 2010. Net earnings were 471.9 million euros and the cost-income ratio was 48.8%.

OMV Aktiengesellschaft
With Group sales of EUR 17.92 bn and a workforce of 34,676 employees in 2009, OMV Aktiengesellschaft is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies. As the leading energy Group in the European growth belt, OMV is active in Refining & Marketing (R&M) in 12 countries. In Exploration & Production (E&P) OMV is active in 17 countries on four continents. In Gas & Power (G&P) OMV sells approximately 13 bcm gas per year. Through its 2,000 km long gas pipeline network in Austria G&P transports approximately 75 bcm gas annually. OMV’s Central European Gas Hub is with around 23 bcm annual trading volume one of the most important gas hubs in Continental Europe.

OMV is the leading energy Group in the European growth belt with oil and gas reserves of approximately 1.19 bn boe, daily production of around 318,000 boe in Q2/10 and an annual refining capacity of approximately 26 mn t. OMV now has 2,319 filling stations as of Q2/10. The market share of the group in the R&M business segment in the Danube Region is now 20%.

OMV further strengthened its leading position in the European growth belt through the acquisition of 41.58% of Petrol Ofisi, Turkey’s leading company in the retail and commercial business.

In June 2006, OMV has established the OMV Future Energy Fund, a wholly owned subsidiary to support projects in renewable energy with more than EUR 100 mn to initiate the change from a pure oil and gas group to an energy group with renewable energy in its portfolio.

OMV is a signatory to the UN Global Compact, and an active supporter to the values enshrined in its Code of Conduct. These include a strong sense of responsibility towards the social and natural environment, especially in economically weak regions. OMV continuously addresses economic, environmental and social issues related to its business in a responsible manner. The Company reports on its activities in a sustainability report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative Guidelines. This report is published at the same time as the annual report.

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