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January 08, 2021

Commerzbank expects to fully write off the existing goodwill of around €1.5bn and a negative risk result of at least €1.7bn in the financial year 2020. The risk result includes a top-level adjustment of around €500m for Corona related effects expected in 2021.

This Ad-hoc release was published on 08 January 2021 at 11:27 CET.

Due to deteriorating market parameters, among others the interest rate levels in the euro area and in Poland, the Bank expects the existing goodwill of around €1.5bn to be fully written off. This write-off has no effect on the regulatory capital ratio (CET1).

For the financial year 2020, the bank expects a negative risk result of at least €1.7bn. This includes a top-level adjustment of around €500m for Corona related effects expected in 2021. With the higher risk result, the Bank anticipates the currently expected impact of the second lock-down.

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