UniCredit Group's consolidated net profit for the first three quarters of 2019 in the Czech Republic and Slovakia reached EUR 284m. This represents a year-on-year increase of 6.3%. The volume of loans increased by 4.2% to EUR 16.72bn. Deposits reached EUR 16.94bn (+ 18.1%). At the same time, Italy's UniCredit reported that in Q3 2019 the CEE region was one of the main pillars of the Group's profitability. The market in the Czech Republic and Slovakia contributed most signifincalty with a net profit of EUR 94m.