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11.08.2011 – 08:09


EANS-News: DVB Bank SE /

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6-month report/Half-Yearly Financial Report 2011

Frankfurt am Main (euro adhoc) - DVB Group posts a marked increase to 
consolidated net income before taxes for the first half of 2011 

DVB Bank remained on course during the first half of 2011, boosting its
consolidated net income before taxes to EUR74.9 million, up 26.9% (H1 2010:
EUR59.0 million). 

Wolfgang F. Driese, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors,
commented on DVB´s consolidated results for the first half of 2011:

"We maintained the momentum seen during the record year 2010 during the first
six months of 2011.

New business has developed very favourably indeed, in terms of volumes, margins,
and particularly regarding commission income. We anticipate a similar trend for
the second half of the year, even though we are faced with manifold political
and economic uncertainties around the world.

As we expected, charter rates have come under pressure due to excess capacity
pushing into the markets - particularly for tankers, bulk freighters and
container carriers. Furthermore, the coming months will require our full
attention and expertise. We are certainly prepared."

DVB's income (comprising net interest income after allowance for credit losses,
net fee and commission income, net income from financial instruments in
accordance with IAS 39, results from investments accounted for using the equity
method, and net other operating income/expenses) totalled EUR162.0 million, an
increase of 15.8% over the results for the first half of 2010 (EUR139.9

At EUR112.2 million, net interest income increased by 2.5% year-on-year (H1
2010: EUR109.5 million). Even though new international Transport Finance
business continued to increase, reflecting growth in global transport volumes,
DVB maintained its business policy - one that is both risk-aware and committed.
DVB originated 75 new transactions, with an aggregate volume of EUR2.4 billion
(H1 2010: 54 new transactions with a total volume of EUR1.6 billion). The
average interest margin on new business of 327 basis points remained at
attractive levels (H1 2010: 349 basis points). Due to higher interest expenses
(up 7.1% year-on-year) and allowance for credit losses of EUR18.4 million (H1
2010: EUR0.5 million), net interest income after allowance for credit losses
declined by 13.9%, from EUR109.0 million to EUR93.8 million. 

Net fee and commission income, which primarily includes fees and commissions
from new Transport Finance business, and - to an increasing extent - asset
management and advisory fees, once again rose strongly to EUR53.5 million, up
29.5% year-on-year (H1 2010: EUR41.3 million). 

Net income from financial instruments in accordance with IAS 39 (comprising net
trading income, the hedge result, the result from the application of the fair
value option, the result from derivatives entered into without intention to
trade, and net income from investment securities) particularly reflects
increased volatility on foreign exchange and interest rate markets: during the
first half of 2011 the net figure was positive, at EUR8.2 million, after a
negative result of EUR14.4 million during the same period of 2010. 

General administrative expenses rose by 7.7% to EUR87.1 million. Whilst staff
expenses declined by 1.2%, to EUR47.5 million, non-staff expenses (including
depreciation, amortisation, impairment and write-ups) were up 20.7%, to EUR39.6
million. This increase was due to higher contributions and fees (specifically
involving the bank levy and the contributions to BVR), higher costs for
consultancy services as well as removal costs incurred at a branch office. 

DVB reported a slight decrease in total assets by 1.6% to EUR19.0 billion on the
reporting date of 30 June 2011 (31 Dec 2010: EUR19.3 billion). The nominal
volume of customer lending (the aggregate of loans and advances to customers,
guarantees and indemnities, irrevocable loan commitments, and derivatives)
decreased by 4.2%, to EUR18.4 billion. Due to the fact that 85.5% of customer
lending is denominated in US dollars, a year-on-year comparison in US dollar
terms (up 3.9% to US$26.6 billion) reflects business developments more
accurately. In US dollar terms, all lending divisions posted increases in their
respective business areas. 

Calculated in accordance with Basel II, DVB's tier 1 ratio rose to 20.1% (31
December 2010: 18.9%), and the total capital ratio increased to 23.3% (31
December 2010: 22.4%).

DVB's successful business performance is also reflected in its key financial
indicators. These developed as follows: return on equity (before taxes) was
14.4% - up 1.6 percentage points (H1 2010: 12.8%) and the cost/income ratio fell
by 9.3 percentage points, to 48.3% (H1 2010: 57.6%).

You can find an extensive video commentary on DVB´s half-yearly financial
results by Wolfgang F. Driese, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Managing
Directors of DVB Bank SE, on our website: www.dvbbank.com.

Note to Editors: 
DVB Bank SE, headquartered in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, is the leading specialist
in the international Transport Finance business. The Bank offers integrated
financing solutions and advisory services in respect of Shipping Finance,
Aviation Finance, and Land Transport Finance. The Bank operates out of offices
in Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, London, Cardiff, Rotterdam, Bergen/Oslo, Piraeus,
Zurich, Singapore, Tokyo, New York and Curaçao. DVB Bank SE is listed at the
Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN: DE0008045501).

Further inquiry note:
Elisabeth Winter
Investor Relations
Tel: +49 (0)69-97504-329
E-Mail: elisabeth.winter@dvbbank.com

end of announcement                               euro adhoc 

company:     DVB Bank SE
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             D-60325 Frankfurt am Main
phone:       +49 (0)69 9750-40
FAX:         +49 (0)69 9750-4444
mail:     info@dvbbank.com
WWW:      http://www.dvbbank.com
sector:      Banking
ISIN:        DE0008045501
stockmarkets: free trade: Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, regulated dealing/general
             standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English

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