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AB Svensk Exportkredit (LSE:88LX) (CSE:SEKBRIC14) (NYSE:EEH)
SEK´s new lending to Swedish exporters and their customers in the first six months of 2015 totaled Skr 24.7 billion (1H14: 29.4 billion), of which end-customer finance accounted for Skr 18.9 billion (1H14: 17.5 billion) and corporate lending Skr 5.8 billion (1H14: 11.9 billion). The lower volumes of corporate lending depends on good access to financing through the market for Swedish exporters.
- The Swedish companies had good access to funding in the first half of the year. We carried out numerous large and small transactions that are important to the Swedish export economy, demonstrating our vital complementary role in the market, said SEK's CEO Catrin Fransson.
The second quarter saw our first green bond issuance; a USD 500 million bond with a maturity of five years. Our green bond framework incorporates a measure of the carbon dioxide reduction in the projects that are financed, providing investors with a tool to evaluate the emissions reductions resulting from their investments. Despite market concerns, the bond was well received by investors.
The Swedish corporate sector is well positioned to increase exports. This is reflected in our own contact with businesses and our latest Export Credit Trends Survey, which was published in early June.
- After the Greek crisis in recent weeks has created uncertainty, we have seen trends that customers are making inquiries to us for funding that likely would have otherwise been implemented in the capital market, said SEK's CEO Catrin Fransson.
The Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio is higher and was 20.7 percent at the end of the period (16.9 percent at year-end 2014). Our readiness to fulfill our mission to ensure access to financial solutions for the Swedish export industry on commercial and sustainable terms remains high.
· New lending amounted to Skr 24.7 billion (1H14: Skr 29.4 billion)
· Net interest revenues amounted to Skr 818 million (1H14: Skr 720 million)
· Operating profit amounted to Skr 697 million (1H14: Skr 836 million)
· Net profit amounted to Skr 533 million (1H14: Skr 649 million)
· Return on equity amounted to 6.6 percent (1H14: 8.5 percent)
· The outstanding volume of offers for loans at the end of the period amounted to Skr 92.2 billion (Skr 78.4 billion at year-end 2014)
· The Common Equity Tier 1 capital ratio was 20.7 percent at the end of the period according to CRR (16.9 percent at year-end 2014 according to Basel II)
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SEK’s mission is to ensure access to financial solutions for the Swedish export industry on commercial and sustainable terms. SEK has a complementary role in the market, which means we act as a complement to bank and capital market financing for exporters wanting a range of financing sources. SEK’s vision is to strengthen the competitiveness of Swedish exporters, which helps create employment and sustainable growth in Sweden.This information was brought to you by Cision http://news.cision.com