Underscoring the importance of Central and Eastern Europe to the Vienna Insurance Group, an application to list its shares on the Prague Stock Exchange was made in January 2008.
In addition to their Vienna Stock Exchange listing, Vienna Insurance Group shares have also been listed as the sole insurance company in the Main Market of the Prague Stock Exchange since 5 February 2008.
Another step was taken towards internationalising the Group with the introduction of a new trading name for the shares: Vienna Insurance Group. Since 1 February 2008, the shares have been trading in the Prime Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange under the name Vienna Insurance Group (securities symbol VIG).
Following the successful introduction of the name Vienna Insurance Group as the family name to the local given names of the individual Group companies in mid-2006, use of this name as a new trading name now also underscores the Group’s growing international significance, and recognises the increasing importance of the contributions made by individual Group companies in Central- and Eastern Europe to the total result of the Vienna Insurance Group.