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EANS-News: Interim result 2017: Portfolio runoff continued

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Mid Year Results

Vienna - Interim result 2017: Portfolio runoff continued


* Total exposure reduced by EUR 0.9 billion to EUR 8.7 billion
* Average rating unchanged at A, non-performing-loan ratio 0.2%
* Solid capitalisation: total capital ratio 21.3% - common equity tier 1 ratio
  17.6%
* Measures initiated to constitute KF as a "wind-down unit" pursuant to Bank
  Recovery and Resolution Act


(Vienna, 18 August 2017) - KA Finanz AG (KF) continued its active portfolio
management throughout the first half of 2017. Besides scheduled maturities and
redemptions, KF further pursued the focused runoff of its portfolio, with due
consideration given to potential recoveries and minimising the input of capital
resources. KF's total exposure was reduced by EUR 0.9 billion to EUR 8.7 billion
in the first half of 2017 (31/12/2016: EUR 9.6 billion). The average rating
remained unchanged at A, with the non-performing-loan (NPL) ratio standing at
0.2%.

KF has a solid capital base of EUR 501.5 million, EUR 415.0 million of which
qualifying as common equity tier 1 as defined by Basel III. Compared to 2016,
the capital ratios have improved slightly. The total capital ratio increased to
21.3% (31/2/2016: 20.7%), and the common equity tier 1 ratio rose to 17.6% (31/
12/2916: 17.2%). Thus, KF's capital ratios continue to be significantly above
the regulatory minimum criteria.

Interim result 2017
The after-tax result for the period according to Austrian GAAP came to EUR -38.0
million in the first half of 2017 (HY1 2016: EUR -15.7 million, after the
release of EUR 26.0 million from provisions pursuant to § 57 (1) of the Austrian
Banking Act). The negative result is due, in particular, to guarantee fees of
EUR -16.4 million (HY1 2016: EUR -20.4 million) paid by KF to the Republic of
Austria for liquidity guarantees and a government surety, contributions to the
Bank Resolution Fund of EUR -7.7 million (HY1 2016: EUR -3.7 million), and
personnel/other administrative expenses of EUR -12.7 million (HY1 2016: EUR -8.5
million). As compared to the 2016 year-end value, KF's total assets declined by
EUR 0.8 billion to EUR 11.2 billion in the first half of 2017 (31/12/2016: EUR
11.9 billion).

Guarantee fees
In the first half of 2017, KF paid guarantee fees of EUR 16.4 million to the
Republic of Austria, including EUR 9.3 million for the government-guaranteed
commercial paper (CP) programme, EUR 6.9 million for the EUR 1.0 billion
government-guaranteed bond, and EUR 0.2 million for the surety of the Republic
of Austria standing at EUR 4.0 million as at 30 June 2017. Overall, guarantee
fees paid by KF between its takeover by the Republic of Austria and 30 June 2017
added up to a gross total of EUR 764.0 million. After deduction of the
restructuring contributions of EUR 210.0 million made by the Republic of Austria
up to the end of 2011, net guarantee fees paid come to a total of EUR 554.0
million.

Portfolio structure and runoff
Compared to the end of 2016, KF's total exposure decreased by EUR 0.9 billion to
EUR 8.7 billion in the first half of 2017 (31/12/2016: EUR 9.6 billion). It
comprises EUR 4.4 billion in loans, EUR 3.4 billion in securities, EUR 0.3
billion in CDS/guarantees (the only remaining CDS exposure is to Austria), and
EUR 0.7 billion in interest-rate and currency hedging derivatives.

KF has a portfolio of very high asset quality that is concentrated in the upper
rating classes. As at 30 June 2017, EUR 7.9 billion or 91.3% of the total
portfolio was rated investment grade (BBB- or higher), and EUR 4.3 billion or
49.6% was rated AAA/AA. The average rating has remained unchanged at A (rating
scale according to Standard & Poor's / Fitch); the non-performing-loan (NPL)
ratio (definition of default according to Basel III) stood at 0.2% as at 30 June
2017.

Liquidity
As at 30 June 2017, KF's funding volume (excluding own funds) totalled EUR 10.1
billion. Of this total, an amount of EUR 6.1 billion was accounted for by short-
term debt, in particular commercial paper issues, ECB tender, money-market
deposits and repo funding. The long-term funding volume amounted to EUR 4.0
billion, primarily including covered bond issues and the EUR 1.0 billion
government-guaranteed bond issued by KF in August 2015.

Moreover, in accordance with a framework agreement concluded with ABBAG
(Abbaumanagementgesellschaft des Bundes - a company wholly owned by the Republic
of Austria and responsible for the management of wind-down entities) on 9 June
2017, new refinancing of EUR 1.4 billion was made available as at 30 June 2017.
This framework agreement provides for refinancing facilities in a total volume
of EUR 8.2 billion. These facilities are to fully replace the current
refinancing of KF. Existing obligations under bonds and private placements
issued by KF will continue to be satisfied and redeemed at their full nominal
value upon maturity.

Measures initiated to constitute KA Finanz AG as a "wind-down unit" pursuant to
the Bank Recovery and Resolution Act
On 8 June 2017, the General Shareholders' Meeting of KF resolved - subject to
the required approval by the Financial Market Authority (FMA) - to operate the
bank in future as a "wind-down unit" pursuant to § 162 of the Austrian Bank
Recovery and Resolution Act. To this end, KF filed the corresponding application
with FMA on 9 June 2017, requesting approval for KF to be operated as a "wind-
down unit" pursuant to the Austrian Bank Recovery and Resolution Act.

Outlook
A decision by FMA on the application submitted on 9 June 2017, in which KA
Finanz AG (KF) requested the authority's approval to be operated in future as a
"wind-down unit" pursuant to § 162 of the Bank Recovery and Resolution Act, is
expected for the third quarter of 2017. Upon approval of the application, KF's
banking license will expire. When operated as a wind-down unit, KF would be able
to create an efficient, low-cost structure adapted to a changing regulatory
environment. Credit institutions in the European Union are confronted with
increasingly stringent regulatory conditions and own funds requirements, which
are designed to be met by active commercial banks, but are difficult and
expensive to comply with for a wind-down unit, such as KF.

The transformation of KF into a wind-down unit would also shorten the wind-down
horizon for KF's portfolio. Originally, complete wind-down by 2040 was agreed
upon with the European Commission. As a wind-down unit, KF would aim to reach
this target within a period of about ten years. While winding down its
portfolio, KF will make every effort to take advantage of market opportunities
and utilise any potential for the recovery of asset values.

The Interim Report is available at https://www.kafinanz.at/en/financial-reports/
semi-annual-reports/


For enquiries please contact:
KA Finanz AG
Helmut Urban, Chairman of the Executive Board
T +43 1/310 06 06-600
mailto:info@kafinanz.at [info@kafinanz.at]; www.kafinanz.at [http://
www.kafinanz.at/]

BALANCE SHEET OF KA FINANZ AG
(pursuant to the Austrian Banking Act)


 ______________________________________________________________________________
|Assets                 |        30/06/2017        |        31/12/2016         |
|in_TEUR________________|__________________________|___________________________|
|Cash and balances with |                 343,363.3|                  417,723.2|
|central_banks__________|__________________________|___________________________|
|Public-sector debt     |                          |                           |
|instruments eligible as|                 457,813.0|                  453,492.7|
|collateral for central |                          |                           |
|bank_funding___________|__________________________|___________________________|
|Loans and advances to  |               2,183,169.2|                2,307,268.5|
|banks__________________|__________________________|___________________________|
|Loans and advances to  |               6,305,491.3|                6,780,769.7|
|customers______________|__________________________|___________________________|
|Bonds and other fixed- |               1,601,609.6|                1,731,937.9|
|income_securities______|__________________________|___________________________|
|Participations_________|_______________________0.1|________________________0.1|
|Property, plant and    |                      70.8|                       70.8|
|equipment______________|__________________________|___________________________|
|Other_assets___________|_________________251,595.8|__________________203,270.6|
|Accruals/deferrals_____|__________________50,307.1|___________________55,026.4|
|Total_assets___________|______________11,193,420.1|_______________11,949,559.8|


 ______________________________________________________________________________
|Liabilities              |       30/06/2017        |        31/12/2016        |
|in_TEUR__________________|_________________________|__________________________|
|Amounts_owed_to_banks____|______________3,372,165.2|_______________3,699,453.5|
|Amounts_owed_to_customers|______________3,727,584.7|_______________1,036,977.0|
|Securitised_liabilities__|______________3,248,121.4|_______________6,245,222.4|
|Other_liabilities________|________________186,995.5|_________________228,684.1|
|Accruals/deferrals_______|_________________45,896.8|__________________50,388.4|
|Provisions_______________|________________101,200.2|__________________99,768.2|
|Fund for General Banking |                122,500.0|                 122,500.0|
|Risks____________________|_________________________|__________________________|
|Tier 2 capital           |                         |                          |
|(pursuant to Part 2 Title|                 96,472.5|                 136,058.6|
|I Chapter 4 of Regulation|                         |                          |
|(EU)_No_575/2013)________|_________________________|__________________________|
|Subscribed_capital_______|________________389,000.0|_________________389,000.0|
|Capital_reserve__________|_________________74,819.4|__________________74,819.4|
|additional paid-in       |                 65,845.8|                  65,845.8|
|capital__________________|_________________________|__________________________|
|unappropriated_reserve___|__________________8,973.6|___________________8,973.6|
|Statutory reserve        |                         |                          |
|pursuant to § 57 (5)     |                 93,388.1|                  93,388.1|
|Austrian_Banking_Act_____|_________________________|__________________________|
|Net_loss_________________|_______________-264,723.7|________________-226,700.0|
|of which loss            |               -226,700.0|                -198,665.6|
|carryforward_____________|_________________________|__________________________|
|of which result for the  |                -38,023.7|                 -28,034.4|
|period___________________|_________________________|__________________________|
|Total_liabilities________|_____________11,193,420.1|______________11,949,559.8|


INCOME STATEMENT OF KA FINANZ AG
(pursuant to the Austrian Banking Act)


in TEUR                           01/01/2017 -               01/01/2016 -
                                   30/06/2017                 30/06(2016
Interest and similar                        213,649.9                  257,135.1
income 1)
Interest and similar                       -216,483.9                 -260,369.9
expenses
Net interest result                          -2,834.0                   -3,234.8
Fee and commission result                   -16,165.5                  -20,125.7
of which guarantee fees
paid to the Republic of                     -16,367.7                  -20,370.2
Austria
Result from financial                            -0.4                       50.7
transactions
Other operating income                           70.3                      982.6
Operating result                            -18,929.5                  -22,327.3
General administrative                      -20,450.7                  -12,148.4
expenses
Personnel expenses                             -546.3                     -768.0
Other administrative                        -12,170.9                   -7,699.4
expenses
Contributions the Bank                       -7,733.5                   -3,681.0
Resolution Fund
Other operating expenses                         -0.8                   -1,052.1
Operating expenses                          -20,451.5                  -13,200.5
Operating result                            -39,381.0                  -35,527.8
Result from valuations and                    1,360.7                   19,883.0
realisations
of which change in
provisions pursuant to §                          0.0                   26,000.0
57 (1) Austrian Banking
Act
of which from portfolio                       1,360.7                   -6,117.0
runoff and valuations
Profit on ordinary                          -38,020.3                  -15,644.8
activities
Taxes on income                                  -2.7                       -3.3
Other taxes                                      -0.6                       -3.3
Result for the period                       -38,023.7                  -15,651.4

1) Expenses for negative interest on credit balances with the Austrian National
Bank amounted to TEUR 672.6 in the first half of 2017 (HY1 2016: TEUR 852.2).




Further inquiry note:
KA Finanz AG
Helmut Urban, Chairman of the Executive Board
T +43 1/310 06 06-600
mailto:info@kafinanz.at; www.kafinanz.at

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