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Erste Group defends "cautious" outlook, says ROTE target is floor

Friday, 3 Nov 2017 

Nov 3 (Reuters) - Erste Group Bank ::CEO Treichl says target of more than 10 percent ROTE in 2018 is a floor.CEO Treichl says we believe that those 10 percent are hopefully given for us.Treichl says we believe it's appropriate to be cautious on outlook.Treichl says what we are doing now should enable us to reduce our cost base quite substantially from 2019.CFO says believes 13 percent is still right level for fully loaded CET 1 ratio.Treichl says we do not plan to build up capital cushions beyond core capital target, we will pay excess out as dividends.Treichl says we should see increasing dividend payout in coming years.