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• PZU: 1Q22 - investment result holds up better than expected on equities and costs under control POSITIVE
• PKO BP: 1Q22 results review - solid results
• TBC Bank: 1Q22 highlights - good quarter
• GTC: 1Q22 - results in line, DPS proposal of PLN 0.28 (a 5% yield) NEUTRAL
• NEPI Rockcastle: 1Q22 - tenants' sales edging above 2019 levels NEUTRAL
• Ciech: 2022-24E strategy - high EBITDA target, solid cash generation, regular dividends POSITIVE
• Astarta: 1Q22 conference call takeaways POSITIVE
• DIGI Communications: key takeaways from the 1Q22 earnings call NEGATIVE
• Alro: takeaways from the 1Q22 earnings call
• TeraPlast: receives a State-aid financing agreement to develop a new factory for stretch film NEUTRAL
• 4iG: Rheinmetall, 4iG and HM EI to set up a joint venture in Hungary POSITIVE
• CEZ: state thinking about splitting the company in two
• OMV Petrom/Romgaz: offshore law adopted by the Chamber of Deputies
• Allegro: 1Q22E preview - 18% yoy EBITDA erosion expected (due on 26 May) NEUTRAL
• Short News (FP)
4iG Nyrt

4iG Nyrt. 4iG Nyrt, formerly Freesoft Szoftverfejleszto es Szamitatechnikai Szolgaltato Nyrt is a Hungary-based company engaged in providing software products and consultancy. The Company's activities include development and implementation of specific, custom-made software systems, document management, knowledge management, portal and collaboration applications, complex services for business needs in the areas of implementation, support and consultation, intranet- and Internet-based development, services, graphical and creative design, and consultation, design, development and implementation of mobile business applications, as well as operation, support, outsourcing, application service provision (ASP), application portfolio management (APM), hosting and other services. The Company has three subsidiaries: Axis Consuling 2000 Kft, BankSoft Kft and HUMANsoft Kft. SA

Alro Slatina

Astarta Holding

Astarta is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. specializes in sugar production, crop growing and cattle farming, ensuring wholesale distribution of sugar for industrial consumers and individuals. Co. produces sugar primarily using its own-grown sugar beet. Co.'s products include sugar and sugar by-products, such as granulated sugar, molasses, and sugar beet pulp; agricultural products comprising barley, wheat, rye, sunflower seed, soy bean, corn, peas, and varietal and regular cycle seeds of agricultural crops; and cattle farming produce, such as milk and meat, as well as canned goods, fodder, and gas.

CEZ as

CEZ Group is a dynamic, integrated electricity conglomerate based in the Czech Republic and with operations in a number of countries of Central and Southeastern Europe and Turkey. Co. is an international group consisting of nearly 120 companies, Czech and foreign. Co.'s primary activities involve the production and transmission of electricity through nuclear, coal-fired and hydro power stations; production and distribution of heat and processing of secondary products generated during the production of electricity and heat as well as coal mining. Co. has operating companies in Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, the Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, Hungary, Albania, Turkey, Serbia, and Slovakia.

Ciech S.A.

Ciech is engaged in the production, trade and distribution of chemicals as well as comprehensive service activities directed at the domestic and foreign market. The main products sold by Co. are soda ash, TDI, plastics, resins, chemical fertilizers, plant protection chemicals, glass blocks and glass packaging, salt and other chemicals.

Digi Communications NV

Globe Trade Centre S.A.

Globe Trade Centre is the parent company of the capital group, Globe Trade Centre (the Group). The Group is engaged in the development and rental of office and retail space and the development and sale of residential units. The Group is a real estate company in Central and Eastern Europe and South-eastern Europe, operating in Poland, Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Slovakia. Additionally, it co-owns land in Ukraine and Russia and operates in the Czech Republic. The Group's portfolio comprises: completed office buildings and office parks as well as retail and entertainment centres; residential projects; and undeveloped plots of land and suspended projects.

NEPI Rockcastle Plc

NEPI Rockcastle is engaged in developing, acquiring and holding commercial properties, either directly or indirectly through the acquisition of listed equities.

Petrom S.A.

PKO Bank Polski S.A.

PKO Bank Polski is a universal commercial bank offering services to both domestic and foreign retail, corporate and other clients. Co. is licensed to hold foreign exchange and currencies and sell/buy them, as well as perform a full range of foreign exchange services; open and hold bank accounts abroad and to deposit foreign exchange in these accounts. In addition, Co. conducts activities relating to leasing, factoring, electronic settlements via payment cards, as well as renders other financial services. As of Dec 31 2009, Co. had total assets of Zl156,478,685,000 and total deposit of Zl124,628,562,000. Co. operates in the Republic of Poland, Ukraine and Sweden.

Powszechny Zaklad Ubezpieczen Spolka Akcyjna

Powszechny Zaklad Ubezpieczen is an insurance group based in Poland. Co. is engaged in offering a broad range of insurance and financial products. Co. pursues three main lines of business: Property and Casualty Insurance, offered by PZU; Life Insurance, offered by PZU Zycie; and Open-end Pension Funds, offered by PTE PZU, the manager of OFE PZU Zlota Jesien. Co. maintains a network of sales and service outlets including 500 outlets throughout Poland, including 243 shared outlets (common for PZU and PZU Zycie), 137 outlets of PZU Zycie and 120 outlets of PZU. Co.'s business is focused on the Polish market but it also conducts insurance business in the Lithuanian and Ukrainian markets.

Societatea Nationala De Gaze Naturale ROMGAZ SA

TBC Bank Joint Stock Co


Wood and Company
Wood and Company

WOOD & Company is the leading investment bank in Emerging Europe. Founded in 1991 and head-quartered in Prague, our footprint spans the region and touches investors around the globe.

A pioneer in Emerging Europe, WOOD executed many of the first CEE equity trades and landmark investment banking transactions. Our electronic trading platform was the first in the region, and remains the best. We are continually expanding our relevance and reach in these ever-evolving markets.

Our equity market share reflects our stature: 7% in Warsaw, 20% in Bucharest, 16% in Hungary, 40% in Prague and 5% in Vienna. Our distribution is unparalleled, with the largest salesforce in the region, servicing a uniquely diverse investor base.

We couple local expertise with a truly international perspective. With offices on the ground in the region, and in key financial hubs such as London and Milano, we are never far from our clients and we remain at the forefront of what’s afoot in the CEE emerging and frontier landscape.

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