UniCredit is a leading European financial group with an international network spanning 50 markets. With almost 8,200 branches and over 146,000 employees serving more than 32 million clients, the Group has commercial banking operations in 17 countries and assets of €875 billion. As one of the strongest banks in Europe, UniCredit has a Common Equity Tier 1 Capital ratio of 10.84 percent pro-forma (Fully loaded Basel III, including Pioneer deal). It also has the largest presence of banks in Central and Eastern Europe, with over 3,400 branches and assets of €209 billion. UniCredit operates in: Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine.