Deputy Finance Minister Jan Mladek revealed yesterday that five investors have shown interest in KB to date. A range of potential investors received KB’s information memorandum in the second half of September, and Mladek’s comment most likely reflects early feedback from the investors. Mladek expects that more investors will express interest. He did not mention anyone by name, but local papers report today that Bank Austria/Hypovereinsbank, Unicredito of Italy, Santander of Spain and Societe General are interested. Anyone interested in KB has to make a preliminary offer by the end of October, according to the government schedule.