UniCredit Restructures Corporate & Investment Banking Leadership Team

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UniCredit has announced changes in its Corporate and Investment Banking activities to further improve the quality of service to its clients.

Olivier Khayat joins UniCredit as Deputy Head of the Corporate & Investment Banking Division (CIB) and Co-Head of the Financing & Advisory Product Line (F&A) together with Vittorio Ogliengo. The appointment is effective immediately.

Khayat will work on a project to regroup UniCredit's Equity and Debt Capital Market activities within F&A in order to achieve an integrated financing and equity offer for the benefit of the Group's clients.

In his role as Deputy Head of CIB he will also develop and manage the integrated approach to the overall credit value chain focusing on cross-selling and on a proactive management of the balance sheet. Khayat will be based in Milan and will be a Member of the UniCredit Management Committee.

Vittorio Ogliengo, Member of UniCredit Management Committee and of the CIB Executive Committee, in addition to his role as Co-Head of F&A, will be in charge of Investment Banking in Italy.

Alessandro Cataldo will be responsible of Corporate Banking Network Italy, with a focus on overall corporate banking services.

Piergiorgio Peluso, previously in charge of CIB Network Italy, will take over a new responsibility which will be announced shortly.

The new set-up of the CIB activities in Italy aims at further enhancing the quality of the offer to Italian clients, under the supervision of Gabriele Piccini, the Country Chairman of Italy.

Khayat and Cataldo will become Members of the CIB Executive Committee.

TJ Lim is the sole head of the Markets Product Line with immediate effect, while Mike Hammond, Co-Head of Markets, will take over other responsibilities which will be announced shortly.

Commenting on the new developments, Jean Pierre Mustier said: 'With these changes we further strengthen the UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking. We focus our strategy in providing a strong product offer, spanning across the entire offer of equity and financing products to our unrivalled core client franchise. Therefore I am also very delighted to add Olivier Khayat to our team. With Olivier joining, we gain an highly experienced and outstanding manager in global investment banking'.

Olivier Khayat:

Olivier Khayat (47) worked for Société Générale Group for nine years between 2000 and 2010 in a number of senior positions within the Corporate and Investment Banking division and the Investors Global Services. More specifically he has been instrumental in building the debt and equity capital markets activities, has been in charge of the global structured finance and capital market combined division, as well as the global fixed income, currencies and commodities activities. Oliver Khayat is a graduate of the French Ecole Polytechnique and the French Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Economique.

UniCredit

UniCredit is a major international financial institution with strong roots in 22 European countries and an overall international network present in approximately 50 markets, over 9,600 branches and 162,000 employees as of 31 Dicember 2010.
In the CEE region, UniCredit operates the largest international banking network with nearly 3,900 branches.
The Group operates in the following countries: Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine.

UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking

UniCredit's Corporate & Investment Banking gives corporates and institutional clients, access to the largest network of banks in Central and Eastern Europe, as well as to branches in major financial centers worldwide. The successful collaboration between our network’s relationship managers and specialists in our product lines (Financing & Advisory, Markets, Global Transaction Banking) enables UniCredit to respond promptly to our clients’ entrepreneurial requirements. Thus, UniCredit supports the growth and internationalization of the Group’s corporate and institutional clients, creating sustainable value for all stakeholders.

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