Bank of Ireland Group plc (the ''Group'')
2018 EU-Wide Stress Test Results
2 November 2018
The Group was subject to the 2018 EU-wide stress test conducted by the European Banking Authority (EBA), in cooperation with the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI), the European Central Bank (ECB), and the European Systemic Risk Board (ESRB).
The stress test scenario was set by the ECB/ESRB and covers a three-year time horizon (2018-2020). In the stress test two scenarios were run; a baseline scenario and an adverse scenario which assumes a severe economic downturn. In the baseline scenario the Group maintains a CET1 ratio of 16.2% (regulatory) and 15.1% (fully loaded) in 2020. In the adverse scenario this ratio decreases to 11.1% (regulatory) and 8.9% (fully loaded) in 2020.
The Group's capital position is strong and the Group continues to organically generate capital. At the end of September 2018, the Group's fully loaded CET1 ratio was 13.5% and the Group's regulatory CET1 ratio was 15.1%.
Detailed results of the stress test are published on the EBA's website. The relevant disclosure templates in relation to Bank of Ireland are also available on the Group's website at https://investorrelations.bankofireland.com/results-centre/other/
For further information please contact:
Bank of Ireland
Andrew Keating Group Chief Financial Officer +353 (0)766 23 5141
Darach O'Leary Head of Group Investor Relations +353 (0)766 24 4711
Damien Garvey Head of Communications +353 (0)766 24 6716
Forward Looking Statement
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Examples of forward-looking statements include among others, statements regarding the Group's near term and longer term future capital requirements and ratios, loan to deposit ratios, expected impairment charges, the level of the Group's assets, the Group's financial position, future income, business strategy, projected costs, margins, estimates of capital expenditures, discussions with Irish, United Kingdom, European and other regulators and plans and objectives for future operations. Such forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, and hence actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
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