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September 27, 2022

Additional provisions for CHF loan portfolio at mBank of €490m – Commerzbank’s result impacted by corresponding amount; nevertheless, more than €1bn net result expected for 2022

This Ad-hoc release was published on 27 September 2022 at 18:03 am CEST.

mBank in Poland will additionally provision PLN 2,336 million (appr. €490 million) for its CHF loan portfolio in Q3.

Commerzbank’s third quarter operating result is expected to be burdened by a corresponding amount which will be booked as negative revenues in “Other net income”. Nevertheless, Commerzbank still expects a net result of more than €1 billion for the financial year 2022, assuming that the economic consequences of the geopolitical developments do not deteriorate significantly and the uncertainties around energy supply do not require material additional provisions for potential future credit losses.

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