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CORRECTION: Moody's Investor Service has concluded the Review on the Ratings of SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge.


This is a correction of the announcement from 15:15 06.12.2012 CET. Reason for the correction:

Moody's Investor Service has concluded the Review on the Ratings of SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge.  Moodys's confirm the bank's A1 long term debt and deposit rating. The standalone bank financial strength rating of SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge was downgraded to C- (equivalent to a Baa1 standalone credit assessment) from C/a3. The bank's financial strength rating now carries a stable outlook.  The subordinated and junior subordinated debt ratings of SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge were both downgraded to Baa2(hyb) from A2 and Baa1, respectively. The Tier 1 hybrid ratings were confirmed.

At the same time, Moody's placed the long-term senior debt and deposit, subordinated, junior subordinated debt and Tier 1 hybrid ratings of SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge under review for downgrade.

For further information, reference is made to the full press release from Moody's.

Contact person at SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge:
CFO Rolf Eigil Bygdnes +47 905 19 774
Head of Treasury Ronny Løvberg Sørensen +47 971 05 220

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

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Source: SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge via Thomson Reuters ONE


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