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Public Relations, Saxo Bank
23 January 2015

Saxo Bank remains well capitalized despite losses

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In accordance with the terms and conditions of the Notes clause 16, the Issuer hereby submits the following notification to the Holders of the Notes.

Further information on impact of the Swiss Franc move on 15 January, 2015. As previously notified on 19 January, 2015

As previously notified on 19 January, 2015, a number of Saxo Bank’s customers ended up with insufficient margin collateral to cover their losses on positions in the Swiss Franc. Saxo Bank is liaising with these clients to settle such unsecured amounts. Some customers will not be able to the settle the balance in full and the bank will incur losses in this respect.

Taking the estimated maximum loss into account the Total Capital of Saxo Bank A/S and Saxo Bank Group would be DKK 1.97 billion and DKK 2.15 billion respectively. The total Capital Requirement are DKK 1.46 billion and DKK 1.71 billion respectively and the CET 1 Capital Buffer would be DKK 0.41 billion and DKK 0.42 billion respectively. In comparison, the CET Capital Buffer was DKK 0.48 billion and DKK 0.44 Billion as of 30 June, 2014.

The CET1 Ratios are 11.9% and 10.7% for Saxo Bank A/S and Saxo Bank Group respectively and the Total Capital Ratios are 16.2% and 14.3%.

Saxo Bank Group estimates the maximum loss that the Bank can incur in relation to the sudden material increase in the price of Swiss Franc on 15 January, 2015, to be DKK 0.7 billion equal to USD 107m on a net basis.

As stated above, even in the unlikely event of suffering the maximum estimated loss then Saxo Bank would still more than fulfil its regulatory capital requirements.

 

Please see the official ISE statement:

 

Media enquiries
Kasper Elbjørn,
Head of International Communications
+45 3065 4300
press@saxobank.com

Cathrine Kier,
Head of Nordic Communications
+45 20 68 45 10
CK@saxobank.com

About Saxo Bank

Saxo Bank is an online multi-asset trading and investment specialist, offering private investors and institutional clients a complete set of tools for their trading and investment strategies. Its financial community portal, TradingFloor.com, is the first multi-asset social trading platform. A fully licensed and regulated European bank, Saxo Bank enables clients to trade FX, CFDs, ETFs, Stocks, Futures, Options and other derivatives on both our award-winning SaxoTrader and newly launched SaxoTraderGO platform, accessible on PCs, tablets or smartphones through a single account and available in more than 20 languages. The platform is white-labelled by more than 100 major financial institutions worldwide. Saxo Bank also offers professional portfolio and fund management as well as traditional banking services through Saxo Privatbank. Founded in 1992, Saxo Bank is headquartered in Copenhagen and has offices in 26 countries throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Australia.