EANS-News: DVB Bank SE
DVB posts an all-time high for 2011 Consolidated net income before taxes of EUR147.7 million - up 12.7%

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annual result/Consolidated net income 2011

Frankfurt am Main (euro adhoc) - DVB Bank SE's clearly-defined business model,
with a unique focus on global Transport Finance, once again proved its worth
throughout 2011. Against the background of the sovereign debt crisis in Europe
and the prevailing difficult conditions in some international maritime shipping
market segments, the Bank posted a very good consolidated net income before
taxes of EUR147.7 million, which exceeded the previous year's record figure of
EUR131.1 million by 12.7%. 

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

"We held our steady course during a year that was shaped by manifold turbulence
and uncertainty. This is why we are extremely satisfied with our results, which
mark an all-time high. 

2012 will not be any easier to navigate, since the cash flows of international
transport operators are under pressure - from continued excess supply in some
maritime shipping segments, sluggish demand in some aviation sectors, and -
particularly - from persistently high fuel costs. As before, we will adhere to a
conservative lending policy, and will continue to be selective about new
business, whilst closely monitoring existing exposures. Above all, we will
further expand our advisory business, which has met with strong demand during
the crisis. Our strategy has paid off."

DVB concluded 184 new transactions with an aggregate volume of EUR5.6 billion
and a risk-adequate average interest margin of 313 basis points (2010: 140 new
transactions, EUR4.4 billion, 327 basis points). Thanks to the higher new
business originated and due to the sale of container boxes by a shipping
investment fund managed by DVB, net interest income rose by 33.8%, to EUR258.3
million (2010: EUR193.0 million); at EUR199.1 million, net interest income after
allowance for credit losses was up 41.2% year-on-year (2010: EUR141.0 million). 

Whilst continuing tensions on international transport markets - particularly in
maritime shipping - burdened DVB's portfolios, the Bank's risk management was
effective, thanks to numerous pro-active and targeted measures. Allowance for
credit losses totalled EUR-59.2 million (2010: EUR-52.0 million).

Net fee and commission income, which primarily includes fees and commissions
from lending business, and asset management and advisory fees, remained at a
high level of EUR116.2 million (2010: EUR124.4 million).

Net income from financial instruments in accordance with IAS 39 showed a marked
decline of 85.4%, from EUR30.2 million to EUR4.4 million, reflecting market
volatility in interest rates and currencies during the course of 2011. 

DVB's total income (after allowance for credit losses) increased to EUR337.1
million in 2011, up 9.7% year-on-year (2010: EUR307.3 million). 

General administrative expenses rose by 7.5%, to EUR189.4 million (2010:
EUR176.2 million). Staff expenses of EUR109.0 million were up 7.4% year-on-year
(2010: EUR101.5 million): due to the Bank's very good business performance,
provisions for payments to employees under the "DVB Long-Term Incentive Plan"
were recognised again. At EUR75.6 million, non-staff expenses were up 9.6% on
the previous year (2010: EUR69.0 million).

Total assets increased by 14.0% from EUR19.3 billion to EUR22.0 billion. DVB´s
nominal customer lending (the aggregate of loans and advances to customers,
guarantees and indemnities, irrevocable loan commitments, and derivatives) rose
by 13.0%, to EUR21.7 billion (2010: EUR19.2 billion).

DVB's capital ratios, determined in accordance with Basel II (following the
confirmation of profits) developed as follows: the tier 1 ratio was 19.7% (2010:
18.9%), and the total capital ratio 21.8% (2010: 22.4%). 

The key strategic indicators which the DVB Group uses to manage its business
reflected the successful business performance: return on equity before taxes was
14.0% (2010: 13.9%), and the cost/income ratio declined to 47.8% (2010: 49.0%).

The Board of Managing Directors and the Supervisory Board will propose to DVB
Bank SE´s Annual General Meeting, which will be held on 13 June 2012, to pay an
unchanged dividend of EUR0.60 per notional no-par value share. In this way, DVB
will provide its shareholders with an adequate dividend yield of 2.51%, whilst
further strengthening the Bank's liable capital. 

You can find a video commentary by Wolfgang F. Driese, CEO and Chairman of the
Board of Managing Directors of DVB Bank SE, on the Bank´s website:
www.dvbbank.com. As an additional service, news aktuell will upload a gallery
with photographs from the press conference, which will be available for download
on www.eventbildservice.de at about 1.00 pm.

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

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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
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sector:      Banking
ISIN:        DE0008045501
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             standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English

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