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Results of EU-wide recapitalisation exercise 2011 | NKBM

On the basis of the provisions of the Ljubljana Stock Exchange Rules, and pursuant to the Financial Instruments Market Act, Nova KBM d.d., Maribor, hereby makes the following announcement:

Results of EU-wide recapitalisation exercise 2011

9 December 2011
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On the basis of the provisions of the Ljubljana Stock Exchange Rules, and pursuant to the Financial Instruments Market Act, Nova KBM d.d., Maribor, hereby makes the following announcement:
 

 
Nova KBM notes the announcements made today by the European Banking Authority and competent National Supervisor regarding the capital exercise, which demonstrate the following result for Nova KBM.


The capital exercise proposed by the EBA and agreed by the Council on 26 October 2011 requires banks to strengthen their capital positions by building up a temporary capital buffer against sovereign debt exposures to reflect current market prices. In addition, it requires them to establish a buffer such that the Core Tier 1 capital ratio reaches a level of 9% by the end of June 2012. The amount of any final capital shortfall identified is based on September 2011 figures. The amount of the sovereign capital buffer will not be revised.


71 banks across Europe, including Nova KBM, were subject to the capital exercise whose objective is to create an exceptional and temporary capital buffer to address current market concerns over sovereign risk and other residual credit risk related to the current difficult market environment. This buffer would explicitly not be designed to cover losses in sovereigns but to provide a reassurance to markets about banks’ ability to withstand a range of shocks and still maintain adequate capital.


Following completion of the capital exercise conducted by the European Banking Authority, in close cooperation with the competent national authority, the exercise has determined that Nova KBM meets the 9% Core Tier 1 ratio after the removal of the prudential filters on sovereign assets in the Available-for-Sale portfolio and prudent valuation of sovereign debt in the Held-to-Maturity and Loans and receivables portfolios, reflecting current market prices.


The capital to be raised and measures to be taken by the bank are designed to restore confidence in market participants, to facilitate banks’ access to the funding markets as well as to put them in the condition to continue providing financial support to the real economy.


The methodology underlying the capital exercise was outlined by the EBA prior to its announcement to ensure consistency across all banks in the EU banking system involved in the exercise. 


Management board of Nova KBM d.d.