* RBI, Alior had been in exclusive talks
* RBI to start implementing Bank Polska IPO -spokeswoman
* RBI says it expects to achieve its CET 1 target
(Adds comment from RBI spokeswoman, background)
VIENNA, Dec 7 Austrian lender Raiffeisen Bank
International (RBI) and Poland's Alior Bank
have ended exclusive talks aimed at selling Raiffeisen's Bank
Polska unit to the Polish lender, RBI said on Wednesday.
Raiffeisen, which bought the bank in 2012, had agreed with
Poland's financial regulator KNF to sell it by the end of the
year or float a stake of at least 15 percent on the stock
exchange in Warsaw.
An RBI spokeswoman said it had worked on plans for the
initial public offering while the negotiations for the sale were
ongoing, meaning it would immediately start preparations to
float the stake. She did not give further details.
RBI said, due to measures it had already taken, it expected
to achieve its fully loaded common equity tier (CET) 1 ratio
target of at least 12 percent "without any extraordinary
measures" by the end of next year despite the collapsed talks.
RBI has been preparing a merger with its parent Raiffeisen
Zentralbank to bolster RZB's capital buffer. The
designated head of the merged entity said this month that it was
important for the bank to pull out of Poland.
(Reporting by Shadia Nasralla; Editing by Adrian Croft)