EANS-News: DVB Group: Sound operating performance during the first nine months of 2011 - strong increase in net interest income

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9-month report

Frankfurt am Main (euro adhoc) - DVB continued to enjoy success in its core
international transport finance business during the third quarter of 2011,
leading to a solid 21.2% increase in net interest income after allowance for
credit losses, to EUR162.1 million. At EUR106.4 million, consolidated net income
before taxes decreased by 10.7% year-on-year, primarily due to volatile net
income from financial instruments in accordance with IAS 39. 

Wolfgang F. Driese, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors,
assessed DVB´s consolidated nine-month results:

"DVB continues to hold its successful course, in an environment that is
characterised by political uncertainty. Compared to the turmoil caused by the
sovereign debt crisis, with new unsettling facts surfacing almost every day, the
impact of volatility on the transport markets and of the increasing divergence
between transport asset supply and demand almost take a step back - even though
these two factors are more important for our business. Additional uncertainty is
triggered by the changes affecting the banking sector. In these extreme
adversities, DVB's business model proves its strength. We therefore continue to
anticipate fully satisfactory results for the year 2011 as a whole."

Total 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 in companies accounted for
using the equity method, and net other operating income/expenses) declined by
1.8%, from EUR241.6 million to EUR237.3 million. 

Net interest income rose by 23.7% year-on-year, to EUR181.3 million, and net
interest income after allowance for credit losses was up 21.2%, from EUR133.8
million to EUR162.1 million. New Transport Finance business totalled 109
transactions as at 30 September 2011, with an aggregate volume of EUR3.3 billion
(9m 2010: 93 transactions with a volume of EUR3.0 billion). The average interest
margin on new Transport Finance business was down during the period under
review, from 322 to 297 basis points. Factors contributing to this decline
included the fact that higher funding costs, which have soared for all banks,
can only be passed on to clients through new business with a certain time lag.
In addition, the Bank consciously targeted new exposures that have the potential
to weather even a more drawn-out period of market weakness. Net allowance for
credit losses amounted to EUR19.2 million during the period under review (9m
2010: EUR12.8 million). New allowance recognised for credit losses totalled
EUR47.7 million; a net EUR27.1 million was released. 

DVB maintained net fee and commission income, which primarily includes fees and
commissions from new Transport Finance business, and asset management and
advisory fees, on high levels at EUR76.1 million, virtually unchanged
year-on-year (-3.2%). 

Net income from financial instruments in accordance with IAS 39 (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) changed from EUR2.8 million to EUR-10.1
million. The net figure reflects the level of volatility on foreign exchange and
interest rate markets. 

General administrative expenses were up 6.9%, to EUR130.9 million. Staff
expenses increased slightly, by 2.6%, to EUR71.5 million. The 12.5% increase in
non-staff expenses, from EUR52.8 million to EUR59.4 million, primarily reflected
higher contributions and fees (such as the bank levy and the contributions to
the deposit-protection scheme) plus higher expenses in banking operations (IT
costs, rents, etc.). 

DVB's total assets rose by 7.3%, from EUR19.3 billion to EUR20.7 billion. DVB's
nominal volume of customer lending (the aggregate of loans and advances to
customers, guarantees and indemnities, irrevocable loan commitments, and
derivatives) rose by 2.1% in euro terms, to EUR19.6 billion; in US dollar terms,
customer lending increased by 2.7%, to US$26.3 billion. 

Return on equity before taxes was 13.8% - down 3.1 percentage points (9m 2010:
16.9%). The cost/income ratio rose by 2.9 percentage points, to 51.1%. 

Calculated in accordance with Basel II, DVB's tier 1 ratio rose to 19.3% (31
December 2010: 18.9%); reflecting maturing subordinated funds, the total capital
ratio amounted to 21.8% (31 December 2010: 22.4%). 

You can find a video commentary by Wolfgang F. Driese, CEO and Chairman of the
Board of Managing Directors of DVB Bank SE, as well as the detailed Interim
Management Statement during the second half of 2011, on our website:

Contact for this press release: 
Elisabeth Winter, Manager Investor Relations: +49 69 97 50-43 29,

Contact for general enquiries:

Borislav Bjelicic
Senior Vice President 
DVB Bank SE | Platz der Republik 6 | 60325 Frankfurt | Germany | 
Tel +49 69 9750 4390 | Mobile +49 172 6917342 | Fax +49 69 9750 4825 | 
Borislav.Bjelicic@dvbbank.com | 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
             Platz der Republik 6
             D-60325 Frankfurt am Main
phone:       +49 (0)69 9750-40
FAX:         +49 (0)69 9750-4444
mail:     info@dvbbank.com
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sector:      Banking
ISIN:        DE0008045501
stockmarkets: free trade: Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, regulated dealing/general
             standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English

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