Interim Report January - September 2000

Interim report January - September 2000 Strong growth in financial results · Operating profit up 38% to EUR 1,962m (SEK 16.5bn) · ROE 17.5% (excluding goodwill 21.1%) · Stable growth in net interest income and commission income · Operating expenses down in third quarter · Improved rating Continued improvement in strategic growth areas · Norwegian Government accepts offer for Christiania Bank, the Group controls 77% of the shares · Strong development in e-business - more than 1.7m e-customers · Assets under management increased to EUR 107bn · Fund manager of the year 2000 in Sweden · Group expands in Poland · Increased customer satisfaction · Shareholder value focus · Earnings per share EUR 0.47, up 20% · Market capitalisation of EUR 25bn · Application for listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange · Share price up 41% since year-end · Increased presence in indices ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/10/24/20001024BIT00240/bit0001.doc The full report http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/10/24/20001024BIT00240/bit0002.pdf The full report