UNICREDIT (UCG): Consolidated Interim Report as at March 31, 2016 – Press release - raport 32

Raport bieżący nr 32/2016

Podstawa Prawna: Art. 56 ust. 1 pkt 2 Ustawy o ofercie - informacje bieżące i okresowe
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From this quarter, UniCredit will publish a “Consolidated Interim Report – Press Release” on a voluntary basis for 1Q and 3Q each year, in order to grant continuity with previous quarterly reports





Q/Q, -7.1% Y/Y) AND SOLID COVERAGE RATIO OF 51.7% (+0.5P.P. Q/Q, +1.1P.P. Y/Y).
















Today, the Board of Directors of UniCredit approved 1Q16 results. Federico Ghizzoni, CEO of UniCredit,


“In the first quarter of 2016, we reported a significantly higher net profit versus the previous quarter of above €640 m excluding negative one-off items, despite an extremely challenging financial environment.

Our capital ratios confirm the solidity of our Group and our asset quality continues to improve: impaired loans continuously decrease, net bad loans are stable with a coverage ratio above 61%, the highest among Italian banks. The business performance is more than satisfactory, as reflected in the growth trend of loans and deposits. In particular, the increase in investment fees in Italy is extremely positive. UniCredit is highly committed to support the economy in all its geographical constituencies: new loans origination reached €15 bn in the first quarter. UniCredit’s pan-European footprint is a key strength ensuring steady business growth. The implementation of our Strategic Plan is on track: we already achieved tangible results in terms of cost reduction and we are progressing well in the digital transformation of the bank.”

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Group net profit reaches €406 m in 1Q16 and stands above €640 m excluding non-recurring items related

to restructuring charges in Austria and Italy. RoTE1 at 3.8% in 1Q16 (6.1% excluding restructuring charges).

Strong contributors to bottom line are Commercial Bank Italy, CEE and CIB.

Net operating profit registers a strong performance at €1.4 bn (+44.4% Q/Q; +5.9% Y/Y), thanks to:

i. resilient revenues at €5.5 bn (+0.7% Q/Q, excluding positive one-offs in Germany of €96 m booked in

4Q15 and days & FX impacts of €55 m) supported by fees and trading growth;

ii. lower operating costs at €3.3 bn (-2.7% Q/Q, -3.7% Y/Y) both in staff and administrative expenses;

iii. lower LLP at €755 m (-37.9% Q/Q, -22.9% Y/Y), translating into an improved cost of risk at 63bps (-39bps

Q/Q, -19bps Y/Y).

CET1 ratio fully loaded pro-forma2 is stable at 10.85% (-9bps Q/Q, +75bps Y/Y). CET1 ratio transitional proforma stands at 10.50% (-23bps Q/Q), Tier 1 ratio transitional pro-forma at 11.36% and Total Capital ratio

transitional pro-forma at 13.98%3. Basel 3 Leverage ratio transitional4 pro-forma stands at 4.49% and fully

loaded5 pro-forma at 4.42%.

Group asset quality continues to improve in 1Q16, with net impaired loans further down to €38.1 bn (- 2.0% Q/Q, -7.1% Y/Y) with a solid coverage ratio at 51.7%. Net bad loans slightly increase at €20.2 bn with

an improved coverage ratio at 61.2%. Net bad loan ratio is stable at 4.2% in 1Q166. Other net impaired

loans further shrink by -5.4% Q/Q and -16.0% Y/Y, mainly due to higher collections and back to performing.

In Italy, asset quality experiences continued positive progress with impaired loans trend of UniCredit S.p.A.

consistently better than the Italian banking system (ABI sample7) at the end of March 2016, with the

highest coverage ratio on gross impaired loans at 53.0%.

The Core Bank net profit increases to €973 m in 1Q16 (excluding c. €240 m of restructuring costs).

Revenues are resilient at €5.5 bn (-2.6% Q/Q, -3.8% Y/Y), with higher trading and investment fees offsetting

the impact of low interests rates. Costs register a downward trend, as provisions do. Commercial Bank Italy

confirms its role as largest contributor to net profit followed by CIB and CEE, notwithstanding a challenging

and adverse market environment.

New medium-long term loan origination reaches c. €15 bn in 1Q16, of which €7.5 bn in the three

Commercial Banks, €3.9 bn in CIB, €2.8 bn in CEE and c. €1 bn in Poland, thanks to UniCredit’s pan-

European franchise and cross-divisional synergies.

Commercial deposits increase by €6.0 bn to €393.5 bn (+1.5% Q/Q, +9.7% Y/Y), mainly due to growth

registered in Commercial Bank Italy to €126.1 bn (+3.4% Q/Q, +14.4% Y/Y) and in CEE to €58.4 bn (+4.6%

Q/Q, +17.9% Y/Y at constant FX).

1RoTE = Net Profit / Average tangible equity (excluding Additional Tier 1).

2Assuming (i) unaudited 1Q16 earnings net of dividend accrual, (ii) 2015 scrip dividend paid on May 3, 2016, with 78% shares acceptance rate, (iii) the full absorption of DTA on goodwill tax redemption and tax losses carried forward and (iv) Pekao minority excess capital calculated with 12% threshold.

3All transitional ratios assuming (i) unaudited 1Q16 earnings net of dividend accrual and (ii) 2015 scrip dividend paid on May 3, 2016, with 78% shares acceptance rate. For regulatory purposes, CET1 ratio transitional stands at 10.31%, Tier 1 ratio transitional at 11.17% and Total Capital ratio transitional at 13.79%

4Assuming (i) unaudited 1Q16 earnings net of dividend accrual and (ii) 2015 scrip dividend paid on May 3, 2016, with 78% shares acceptance rate. For regulatory purposes, leverage ratio transitional at 4.42%.

5Assuming (i) unaudited 1Q16 earnings net of dividend accrual, (ii) 2015 scrip dividend paid on May 3, 2016, with 78% shares acceptance rate, (iii) the full absorption of DTA on goodwill tax redemption and tax losses carried forward and (iv) Pekao minority excess capital calculated with 12% threshold.

6Calculated as €20.2 bn net bad loans divided by €483 bn total net customer loans.

7Italian Banking Association – sample composed by c. 80% of Italian banking system (excluding UniCredit S.p.A.), including exposures towards households and non-financial corporations.

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Strategic Plan achievements in 1Q16

− The Group continued its effort on cost reduction. The number of FTEs declined by 1,050 Q/Q and 3,804

Y/Y as a result of agreements with Workers' Council and Trade Unions. In addition, the Group agreed

with Unions to reduce c. 500 executives in Italy. In terms of administrative cost efficiencies, 92 branches

Q/Q (519 Y/Y) were successfully closed contributing to €25 m real estate savings Q/Q.

− In terms of Group simplification, a reallocation exercise was carried out on several line items from

Corporate Centres to Business Divisions in first quarter. The transfer of CEE, via elimination of the

Austrian sub-holding and the subsequent direct ownership of CEE subsidiaries by UniCredit S.p.A., is in

progress and is to be completed by year-end.

− Digital transformation: the delivery model upgrade is accelerating both in mobile banking and in the

branch automation areas. Online banking users reached 10.5 m across the Group and mobile banking

users reached 4.3 m (c. +50% versus Dec. 2014). In mobile banking, new state-of-the art mobile

applications were launched in Italy (Personal Financial Management and account opening), Germany

(new banking application) and Poland (enriched payment services). As to branch automation, after a

successful pilot phase, a first wave of new evolved self-service machines will be installed in Italy in

2Q16. In parallel, UniCredit is progressing on two main projects to shape the Group’s future digital

business model: buddybank and UniCredit EVO.



• Net profit: €406 m (+165% Q/Q, -20.8% Y/Y) and 3.8% RoTE (6.1% excluding restructuring charges)

• Revenues: €5.5 bn (-2.0% Q/Q, -4.7% Y/Y)

• Total costs: €3.3 bn (-2.7% Q/Q, -3.7% Y/Y), cost/income ratio of 60.1% (-0.4p.p. Q/Q, +0.6p.p. Y/Y)

• Asset Quality: LLP at €755 m (-37.9% Q/Q, -22.9% Y/Y), cost of risk at 63bps (-39bps Q/Q, -19bps Y/Y);

net impaired loan ratio at 7.9% (-0.3p.p. Q/Q, -0.6p.p. Y/Y) and coverage ratio at 51.7%; net bad loan

ratio at 4.2% and coverage ratio at 61.2%

• Capital adequacy: CET1 ratio fully loaded pro-forma at 10.85% and CET1 ratio transitional pro-forma at

10.50%; Tier 1 ratio transitional pro-forma at 11.36% and Total Capital ratio transitional pro-forma at 13.98%


• Net profit: €735 m (+14.5% Q/Q, -16.3% Y/Y) and 8.0 %RoAC8 (10.6% excluding restructuring charges)

• Revenues: €5.5 bn (-2.6% Q/Q, -3.8% Y/Y)

• Total costs: €3.2 bn (-3.1% Q/Q, -2.2% Y/Y), cost/income ratio of 58.1% (-0.3p.p. Q/Q, +0.9p.p. Y/Y)

• Asset Quality: LLP at €413 m (-42.9% Q/Q, -28.1% Y/Y), cost of risk at 37bps (-29bps Q/Q, -16bps Y/Y)

8RoAC = Net profit/ Allocated capital. Allocated capital is calculated as 10% of RWA, including deductions for shortfall and securitizations.

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Net profit reaches €406m in 1Q16 and above €640 m, excluding non-recurring items related to restructuring charges in Austria and Italy. RoTE stands at 3.8% (6.1% excluding restructuring charges).

Total assets rise to €892.2 bn in 1Q16 (+€31.8 bn Q/Q), pushed by an increase both in financial assets and

investments (+€14.9 bn Q/Q), as well as in loans to customers and banks (+€16.1 bn Q/Q). Total liabilities

increase mainly due to a strong boost in deposits from customer (+€28.0 bn Q/Q).

RWA/Total assets ratio decreases to 44.2% in 1Q16 (-1.2p.p. Q/Q). RWA increase to €394.4 bn in 1Q16

(+€3.8 bn Q/Q) as the result of an increase in credit (+€3.4 bn Q/Q) and market RWA (+€0.8 bn Q/Q),

partially compensated by a decrease in operational risk (-€0.4 bn Q/Q). In particular, credit RWA growth is

mostly related to business evolution (+€4.1 bn Q/Q) in Commercial Banks Italy and Germany, while market

RWA increases mainly on the back of higher trading assets (+€0.5 bn Q/Q).

Commercial funding gap9 is positive at €12.2 bn (+€2.5 bn Q/Q) mainly due to a decrease in commercial

customer securities, partially offset by the increase in both commercial loans and deposits.

Asset quality improvement accelerates in 1Q16 with gross impaired loans further down to €79.0 bn (-0.9%

Q/Q, -5.1% Y/Y), on the back of reduced inflows from performing to impaired loans and higher collections,

with a net impaired loan ratio down to 7.9% (-0.3p.p. Q/Q, -0.6p.p. Y/Y). Coverage ratio improves to 51.7%

in 1Q16. Gross bad loans rise to €52.0 bn (+1.8% Q/Q, +1.2% Y/Y) with a coverage ratio improved at 61.2%.

Other gross impaired loans decline to €27.0 bn (-5.9% Q/Q, -15.2% Y/Y).

CET1 ratio fully loaded pro-forma stands at 10.85% in 1Q16 (-9bps Q/Q, +75bps Y/Y) with the contribution

of: (i) earnings generation (+10bps), (ii) 1Q16 pro-quota dividend and CASHES coupon (-6bps), (iii) FX

impact (+4bps), (iv) RWA increases (-13bps) and (v) AFS & other (-4bps). CET1 ratio transitional pro-forma

stands at 10.50% (-23bps Q/Q, +40bps Y/Y), Tier 1 ratio transitional pro-forma and Total Capital ratio

transitional pro-forma stand at 11.36% and 13.98% respectively. Basel 3 Leverage ratio transitional proforma

at 4.49% and fully loaded pro-forma at 4.42%, confirming the solidity of UniCredit’s balance sheet.

As of today, Funding plan 2016, planned for €27.6 bn, has been executed for about €6 bn. In March, the

ECB launched a new TLTRO program to support growth in the EU. UniCredit intends to participate into this

scheme in order to support our customers, as we had done in 2014 with the existing program where we

borrowed c. €18 bn of TLTRO funds and effectively redeployed them as loans to corporates in Italy and



Net profit increases to €735 m in 1Q16 (+14.5% Q/Q, -16.3% Y/Y) and reaches c. €1 bn, excluding

restructuring charges in Austria and Italy. Main contributors are Commercial Bank Italy with €354 m (above

100% Q/Q, -11.7% Y/Y), CIB with €298 m (-8.1% Q/Q, -22.9% Y/Y) and CEE with €285 m (above 100% Q/Q,

+60.6% and +93.6% Y/Y at current and constant FX respectively). RoAC stands at 8.0% (10.6% excluding

restructuring charges).

Net operating profit rises to €1.9 bn in 1Q16 (+16.7% Q/Q, +1.0% Y/Y) thanks to stable revenues, lower

operating costs and provisions.

9Defined as customers loans - (customer deposits + customer securities).

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Revenues are resilient and stand at €5.5 bn in 1Q16 (-2.6% Q/Q, -3.8% Y/Y) with positive contributions

coming from all businesses and driven by Commercial Bank Italy with €1.9 bn (+4.6% Q/Q, -1.6% Y/Y), CIB

with €1.1 bn (+16.5% Q/Q, -3.4% Y/Y) and CEE with €912 m (-10.4% Q/Q, +0.2% and +4.0% Y/Y at current

and constant FX respectively). During the quarter, revenues trend is mainly sustained by the positive trend

of fees in Commercial Bank Italy and Germany and trading income in CIB, mitigating the impact of low

interest rates.

Net interest income10 stands at €2.9 bn in 1Q16 (-5.3% Q/Q, -1.3% Y/Y). Adjusted for the impact of FX &

days effect and previous quarter one-offs (totaling €151 m), net interest income is almost flat (-0.4% Q/Q, -

1.3% Y/Y) with the positive dynamics of loan volumes (+€38 m Q/Q, +€111 m Y/Y) combined with term

funding (+€64 m Q/Q, +€190 m Y/Y) and re-pricing on deposit rates (+€37 m Q/Q, +€184 m Y/Y), more than

offsetting compression on loan rates (-€64 m Q/Q, -€340 m Y/Y), higher deposits volumes (-€10 m Q/Q, -

€49 m Y/Y) and treasury activity (-€77 m Q/Q, -€81 m Y/Y).

Customer loans slightly increased to €450.0 bn in 1Q16 (+2.7% Q/Q, +2.2% Y/Y), with contributions from

Commercial Bank Italy at €135.7 bn (+3.2% Q/Q, +2.0% Y/Y), Commercial Bank Germany at €79.9 bn (-0.7%

Q/Q, +0.8% Y/Y) and CEE at €58.0 bn (+1.2% Q/Q, -2.2% and +1.7% Y/Y at current and constant FX

respectively). Institutional and market counterparts contribute with €48.3 bn (+15.9% Q/Q, +5.9% Y/Y).

New medium-long term lending reaches €15 bn in 1Q16. In particular in Commercial Banks, new

production stands €7.5 bn in 1Q16 (-0.2% Q/Q, -4.9% Y/Y). New flows are particularly robust in Italy at €4.4

bn (+15.4% Q/Q, -3.3% Y/Y), sustained both by household mortgages at €1.4 bn (+9.7% Q/Q, +88.9% Y/Y)

and by mid-corporates at €1.4 bn (+19.7% Q/Q, -37.6% Y/Y).

Customer direct funding11 increases to €605.8 bn in 1Q16 (+3.9% Q/Q, +5.9% Y/Y). Commercial Bank Italy,

Commercial Bank Germany and CIB are top contributors. Institutional and market counterparts contribute

with €80.5 bn (+42.5% Q/Q, +24.1% Y/Y).

Dividends and other income12 are down to €297 m in 1Q16 (-11.3% Q/Q, +86.0% Y/Y). Yapi Kredi

contributes €72 m in 1Q16 (-44.6% Q/Q at current FX, +2.2% and +18.9% Y/Y at current and constant FX

respectively), mainly affected by a reduction in revenues at €297 m in 1Q16 (-18.2% Q/Q) only partially

compensated by a drop in operating costs at €130 m (-12.0% Q/Q).

Fees and commissions register a solid performance with €1.9 bn in 1Q16 (+0.6% Q/Q, -1.8% Y/Y) despite a

challenging market environment. Investment services take the lion share contributing to €905 m in 1Q16

(+7.1% Q/Q, -1.1% Y/Y) supported by resilient net sales, change in asset mix towards products with higher

added-value and profitability and mainly driven by Italy. Financing services fees stand at €508 m in 1Q16 (-

1.2% Q/Q, +1.9% Y/Y). Transactional and banking service fees decrease to €533 m in 1Q16 (-7.4% Q/Q, -

6.3% Y/Y) mainly due to new regulations (i.e. interchange fees and new regulation on CPI products) and

reduction in FOREX activity.

Trading income rises at €344 m in 1Q16 (+15.0% Q/Q, -44.7% Y/Y) mainly supported by customer driven

activities benefitting from a rebound in financial markets. CIB is the main contributor to trading profit with

€266 m (above 100% Q/Q, -22.7% Y/Y).

10Contribution from macro hedging strategy on non-naturally hedged sight deposits in 1Q16 at €373 m (€369 m in 4Q15 and €370 m in 1Q15).

11Direct funding defined as the sum of total customer deposits, customer securities in issue and financial liabilities designated at fair value.

12Include dividends, equity investments and balance of other operating income / expenses. Turkey contribution based on a divisional view.

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Total costs decrease to €3.2 bn in 1Q16 (-3.1% Q/Q, -2.2% Y/Y) as the result of (i) a reduction in staff costs

to €2.0 bn (-0.9% Q/Q, -2.1% Y/Y) as a result of lower FTE mainly in the three Commercial Banks and (ii) a

shrink in other administrative expenses at €1.1 bn (-7.9% Q/Q, -4.7% Y/Y) due to lower real estate costs,

consulting fees, marketing and advertising costs. Cost/Income ratio is stable at 58.1% in 1Q16.

LLP reduces to €413 m in 1Q16 (-42.9% Q/Q, -28.1% Y/Y) driven by improved asset quality across the Core

Bank and benefiting from exceptional performance in Commercial Banks Italy and Germany. Cost of risk

reduces to 37bps (-29bps Q/Q, -16bps Y/Y).

Other charges and provisions stand at €390 m in 1Q16 (-45.8% Q/Q, +55.7% Y/Y), including €368 m13 of

additional costs for systemic charges.

Integration costs stand at €259 m in 1Q16 (-33.4% Q/Q, above 100% Y/Y) including c. €250 m of additional

impact in Austria and integration costs in Italy.


De-risking continues with gross customer loans further down to €60.7 bn at the end of March (-€2.8 bn

Q/Q, -€10.8 bn Y/Y), mainly thanks to performing loan transfers back to the Core Bank (€1.6 bn), improvement in cash recoveries (+26% Y/Y in UniCredit S.p.A.), maturities (c. €0.6 bn) and impaired loans disposals (€0.1 bn) in 1Q16. RWA continue reduction to €29.2 bn in 1Q16 (-6.2% Q/Q, -19.3% Y/Y).

Gross impaired loans confirm the downward trend reaching €51.5 bn (-1.0% Q/Q, -5.8% Y/Y), coupled with

a sound coverage ratio at 52.5% (almost stable Q/Q). Gross bad loans up to €37.8 bn (+1.1% Q/Q, +4.1%

Y/Y), due to the natural ageing of the defaulted portfolio, with a solid coverage ratio stable at 60.0%. Other

impaired loans shrink to €13.7 bn (-6.3% Q/Q, -25.4% Y/Y) as a result of lower inflows from performing,

with a resilient coverage ratio of 31.7%.

Bottom line shows a loss of €329 m in 1Q16, due to reduced LLP at €342 m (-30.4% Q/Q, -15.6% Y/Y)

offsetting increasing operating costs. LLP and cost of risk are also significantly lower in the quarter due to

particularly low flows from performing to impaired.


Starting from 1Q16, UCG divisional segmentation has been revised following the application of new

financial criteria and the allocation of several Balance Sheet and Income Statement items from Corporate

Centres to Business Divisions. This simplification allows more transparency of Corporate Centres and

facilitates the analysis of Business Divisions. Main changes are related to:

− review of sight deposits remuneration in Business Divisions, aligned with current market conditions;

− centralization of the investment portfolio in CIB;

− transfer of the insurance JVs with CNP, Aviva and Credit RAS to Commercial Bank Italy;

− reallocation of some RWA and DTA to Business Divisions.

Group figures are unaffected.

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13Referring to the contributions to:

(i) Single Resolution Fund of c. €225 m (of which €72 m in Italy, €71 m in Germany, €35 m in Austria and €47 m in CEE),

(ii) bank levies of c. €67 m (of which €32 m in Austria, €18 m in Poland and €16 m in CEE) and

(iii) Deposit Guarantee Scheme of c. €76 m (of which €23 m in CEE, €19 m in Germany, €18 m in Austria and €15 m in Poland).

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Commercial Bank Italy is the main contributor to Group earnings with €354 m in 1Q16 (above 100% Q/Q, -

11.7% Y/Y) despite the impact of integration costs in Italy (€33 m). The positive contribution from revenues

is confirmed, reaching €1.9 bn (+4.6% Q/Q, -1.6% Y/Y), driven by resilient net interest income at €997 m

(+0.1% Q/Q, -5.3% Y/Y) and solid fee and commission generation to €932 m (+13.6% Q/Q, +1.2% Y/Y) in

1Q16. Investment services fees strongly up to €481 m (+30.8% Q/Q, +7.5% Y/Y) despite the challenging

market environment.

Operating costs slightly up to €1.1 bn (+2.7% Q/Q, +3.5% Y/Y) offset by a reduction in LLP to €236 m (-

44.5% Q/Q, -20.5% Y/Y). Cost/Income ratio reduces to 56.5% in 1Q16 (-1.1p.p. Q/Q, +2.8p.p. Y/Y).

CIB14 remains one of the top contributors to Group bottom-line result with a solid net profit equal to €298

m in 1Q16 (-8.1% Q/Q, -22.9% Y/Y), despite high market volatility during the first quarter.

Resilient revenue generation at €1.1 bn in 1Q16 (+16.5% Q/Q, -3.4% Y/Y) sustained by all product lines,

while efficient cost management brings operating expenses down to €424 m in 1Q16 (+0.4% Q/Q, -5.8%

Y/Y) following FTEs reduction (-29 units Q/Q, -72 units Y/Y) and a well-managed cost control. LLP reaches

€55 m in 1Q16.

CIB managed to increase commercial lending volumes at €57.0 bn in 1Q16 (+1.7% Q/Q, +11.5% Y/Y)

registering a moderate increase in RWA to €70.9 bn (+3.9% Q/Q, -5.9% Y/Y). RoAC stands at 16.8% in 1Q16,

confirming the high profitability of the division.

CIB’s leading position is also reflected in league table rankings as #3 in “EMEA Syndicated Loans EURDenominated” 15 and in the excellent results achieved in corporate bond activity in Core Countries16 (#1 in

“All Italian Bonds”, #2 in “All German Bonds” and #1 in “All Austrian Bonds”).

Global Transaction Banking confirms its leadership in Trade Finance. UniCredit has a leading market share

in Italy of approximately 30%, both in import and export; while in Germany, it is the third largest player in

export trade finance.

CEE17 continues to be a significant contributor to Group results, with net profit at €285 m in 1Q16 (above

100% Q/Q, +93.6% Y/Y), in a context of adverse global macro-economic conditions and €86 m of

contributions to systemic charges. The strongest contributors to CEE division bottom line are Turkey with

€72 m (-42.5% Q/Q, +18.9% Y/Y) and Czech Republic & Slovakia with €49 m (+26.1% Q/Q, -20.2% Y/Y).

Positive results are also achieved in Bulgaria with earnings at €46 m (+48.4% Q/Q, +8.1% Y/Y) and Russia at

€45 m (-15.6% Q/Q, -18.3% Y/Y).

Net operating profit is significantly increase to €411 m in 1Q16 (+18.3% Q/Q, +12.8% Y/Y) thanks to the

positive performance both in revenues and costs.

Solid revenues across all countries at €912 m (-8.4% Q/Q, +4.0% Y/Y) mainly driven by net interest income

at €581 m (+0.5% Q/Q, +3.4% Y/Y) and fee income at €174 m (-6.5% Q/Q, +4.8% Y/Y). Operating expenses

are down to €361 m (-8.6% Q/Q, +4.4% Y/Y), due to lower FTE, leading to a flat C/I ratio at 39.6% in 1Q16.

LLP significantly reduced to €140 m (-44.5% Q/Q, -15.8% Y/Y) supported by lower provisions in most CEE


14We highlight developments in the quarter with reference to loan restructuring operation into participating instruments (Carlo Tassara S.p.A.). The credit exposure recorded in UniCredit S.p.A. as at March 31, 2016 amounts to €74 m (€91 m as at December 31, 2015) against which there are recognized value

adjustments for €28 m (€13 m at the end of December 2015). Please refer to the Consolidated Financial Report as at December 31, 2015 for further details of the recovery plan and its evolution to date

15Source: Dealogic Loanware, per 6 April 2016. Period: 1 Jan – 31 Mar 2016.

16Source: Dealogic Loanware, per 1 April 2016. Period: 1 Jan – 31 Mar 2016.

17For CEE, changes at constant FX.

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Sound asset quality is confirmed, with gross impaired loans18 further down to €6.2 bn in 1Q16 (-1.2% Q/Q,

-4.8% Y/Y). Impaired coverage ratio stands at 55.9% in 1Q16 (+118bps Q/Q).

Asset Management (AM) and Asset Gathering (AG) show solid bottom line results in 1Q16 with a positive

net profit of €45 m and €33 m, respectively (+39.1% and +21.3% Q/Q for AM and AG respectively). AG posts higher revenues at €140 m (+2.4% Q/Q, +2.5% Y/Y) driven by resilient net interest income and solid fee and commission growth. In addition, the remarkable increase in trading activity in AG at €20 m (+56.1% Q/Q, +15.2% Y/Y) confirms the excellent business model able to generate strong results in adverse market conditions. In AM, well managed operating costs at € 135 m (-26.8% Q/Q, -2.2% Y/Y) offset the impact of fees reduction to €207 m (-12.4% Q/Q, -6.0%Y/Y).


With reference to the significant events occurred during the quarter until the date of approval of this Consolidated Interim Report – Press Release, please refer to section “Subsequent Events" in the Report on Operations included in the Consolidated Financial Statements as at December 31, 2015, as well as the press releases published on UniCredit Group website. In particular :

− buddybank: the new “molecular” bank of UniCredit – which will actually start its operations on January 1, 2017 – is designed exclusively for smartphone users. The bank will offer 3 financial products (modular current accounts, innovative credit/debit cards, instant and contextual loans) as well as a 24/7 concierge service (similar to the ones of big hotels), accessible via mobile chat and phone. The activities planned to launch the bank are on track: the authorization request to Bank of Italy has already been sent; a partnership with Mastercard has been signed; also, buddybank has already been working in partnership with IBM on the core banking platform. Buddybank is a cornerstone of the digitalization and innovation strategy of UniCredit; it expects to reach 1 m customers in Italy in 5 years while the break-even is expected in the third year with 300k customers.

− UniCredit EVO Investment Partnership: UniCredit and Anthemis Group (investment and advisory firm focused on re-inventing financial services) launched a new partnership through the establishment of a new investment fund (UniCredit EVO – Equity Venture Opportunities), which aims at identifying the best investment opportunities, in both already consolidated fintech companies and new start-ups. Through the investment, UniCredit will have the opportunity to scout for new fintech solution, to be then used to innovate the Group’s banking business. The initial expected commitment is €175 m, which completes the commitment of UniCredit to invest €25 m in “Anthemis Venture Fund I”, a fund already established by Anthemis. The partnership was announced on March 23 and as of today the fund has already done its first investment of €5 m in a US based company, called TROV, dealing with customers’ property assets.

− “UniCredit: Binding Agreement Reached to sell Ukrsotsbank to Alfa Group's ABH Holdings” (press release published on January 11, 2016 on UniCredit Group website). As anticipated, the transaction will be finalized in the course of 2016.

− UniCredit Bank Austria AG (“UCBA”): the Austrian Parliament approved a new ordinary law (published on April 13, 2016) on the transfer of pension obligations regarding active employees of UCBA to the Austrian national pension system. The new law confirms the effectiveness of this kind of agreements, whose nature and features are the same of the Agreement reached between UCBA and the Central Works Council on December 14, 2015. The agreement will apply retroactively, in particular increasing 18Excluding Turkey and Ukraine.

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the amount to be paid towards the transfers occurring from February 1, 2016 from 7% to 22.8% of the latest wage paid to the employee. The new law will be fully effective following the opinion of the European Commission on State aids. Despite UCBA believes that the new law is unconstitutional in light of its retroactive effect and the significant increase in the percentage to be applied for the transfer of pension obligations, UCBA made provisions for the higher costs related to the new law and at the same time revised the HR-related charges related to the restructuring plan, reflecting the developments of the plan itself. Net increase of restructuring charges amounted to €204 m pre-tax in 1Q16.

− Fondo Atlante: press releases published on April 18, 20 and 25, 2016.


The global recovery slowed at the turn of the year amid uncertainty regarding growth prospects stemming

from emerging markets and it is expected to continue to expand at a gradual pace going forward. Despite

the financial turbulence at the beginning of the year, the eurozone economy expanded at a solid 0.6% Q/Q

in 1Q16, mostly driven by domestic factors in the wake of sluggish global trade. For the year as a whole, we

expect the eurozone GDP to grow by 1.7% (vs 1.5% in 2015) with domestic demand remaining the main

driver of growth. Germany’s growth outperformance vs the eurozone is expected to wane, while Italy

should narrow its negative growth gap. The monetary policy of the ECB will continue to be extremely

accommodating. The new round of the stimulus package approved at the beginning of March is targeted at

further improving the transmission mechanism of monetary policy and is expected to bring relief to the

banking sector. The ongoing, albeit slow, progress of the economic recovery in Europe will continue to

support the Group’s results during 2016, facilitating the improvement of asset quality, combined with the

Group’s undiminished commitment on cost containment and fee growth.

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(€ million) 1Q15 4Q15 1Q16 Y/Y% Q/Q%

Net interest 2,963 3,029 2,876 -2.9% -5.0%

Dividends and other income fromequity investments 118 250 212 +79.0% -15.4%

Net fees and commissions 2,014 1,935 1,946 -3.4% +0.6%

Net trading, hedging and fair value income 619 302 362 -41.5% +19.8%

Net other expenses/income 34 73 80 n.m. +10.2%

OPERATING INCOME 5,749 5,589 5,476 -4.7% -2.0%

Staff expenses (2,093) (2,053) (2,028) -3.1% -1.2%

Other administrative expenses (1,289) (1,289) (1,202) -6.7% -6.7%

Recovery of expenses 188 210 176 -6.4% -16.1%

Amort. deprec. and imp. losses on intang. & tang. assets (224) (250) (237) +5.7% -5.5%

OPERATING COSTS (3,418) (3,382) (3,291) -3.7% -2.7%

OPERATING PROFIT (LOSS) 2,331 2,207 2,186 -6.2% -0.9%

Net write-downs on loans and provisions (980) (1,216) (755) -22.9% -37.9%

NETOPERATING PROFIT (LOSS) 1,351 991 1,430 +5.9% +44.4%

Other charges and provisions (264) (807) (






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