. History Gruppo Veneto Banca Veneto Banca is mother company of the group Gruppo Veneto Banca, one of the 14 Italian credit institutions that the European Central Bank considers to be of strategic significance. It was founded in 1877 as Banca Popolare di Montebelluna in the Treviso Province lying at the heart of North-Eastern Italy, with the goal to support households, companies and professionals, to establish long-lasting and sound business relations and to assume a leading role in that area, which the company has kept to this day. Nowadays, Gruppo Veneto Banca is present in the Italian market thanks to its network of branch offices divided in eight Territorial Divisions, together with its daughter company Banca Apulia and specialist financial product companies Claris Leasing and Claris Factor. The group operates in four Eastern European countries: in Romania directly through its Bucharest Subsidiary and a network of branch offices in the most important cities; in Moldavia through its daughter company Eximbank; in Croatia through daughter company Veneto banka d.d. and in Albania through Veneto Banka sh.a. It holds interests in various companies such as BIM – Banca Intermobiliare di Investimenti e Gestioni, specialised in private banking and wealth management, and Sintesi 2000, with head office in Milan and offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai, which provides consultancy services in the area of business internationalisation. The company's mission and the mission of the Group it leads is to be providers of innovations and leaders in the areas of their presence, capable of providing quality services and generating values for their shareholders, clients and employees by following ethic principles and by acting with responsibility.