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Publication of EU stress test of Danske Bank

Company Announcement No 16/2011

Publication of results of EU stress test of Danske Bank
The European Banking Authority (EBA) included Danske Bank in the group of 90 European banks covered by the 2011 EU-wide stress testing exercise.

The stress test uses two distinct economic scenarios. The scenarios do not express Danske Bank’s forecast for the current or the future trend in the economy but are designed to assess the resilience of the European banking sector against an unexpected deterioration of market or macroeconomic conditions.

The EBA has set the limit for passing the test at a core tier 1 capital ratio of 5%. In the adverse scenario, Danske Bank’s core tier 1 capital ratio at the end of 2012 is calculated at 13.0% under the transitional rules of the Capital Requirements Directive (CRD) compared with 10.0% at the end of 2010. The ratio at the end of 2012 includes the share capital raised by Danske Bank in the spring of 2011. Consequently, Danske Bank by far exceeds the limit set by the EBA.

The stress test results are enclosed and will also be available on Danske Bank itself conducts stress tests as part of its risk management.

“As expected, Danske Bank did well in the stress test, since our core tier 1 capital ratio exceeds the EBA limit by far even in the adverse scenario,” says Henrik Ramlau-Hansen, Chief Financial Officer of Danske Bank. “The stress test also shows that Danske Bank has very limited exposure to government bonds with poor credit ratings.”

Danske Bank plans to publish its interim report as scheduled on 9 August 2011.

Danske Bank A/S

Contact person:
Henrik Ramlau-Hansen, Chief Financial Officer, tel. +45 45 14 06 66
Kenni Leth, Group Press Officer, tel. +45 45 14 56 83/+45 51 71 43 68