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NATIXIS:2017 FIRST QUARTER RESULTS

Paris, May 9, 2017

1Q17 RESULTS

STRONG GROWTH IN REVENUES TO OVER €2.3bn (+14%)
and 40% ADVANCE IN REPORTED NET INCOME TO €280m

FINE MOMENTUM IN CORE BUSINESSES IN 1Q17

INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS: BRISK activitY IN INsurance AND REBOUND IN asset management inflow

  • Insurance: Overall turnover of €3.3bn in 1Q17 (+84% vs. 1Q16 excluding reinsurance agreement with CNP), fueled notably by the rollout of life insurance products in the Caisses d'Epargne network
  • Asset management: AuM up to €837bn at end-March 2017, with net inflow amounting to €5bn

CIB: STRONGER MOMENTUM IN GLOBAL MARKETS, INCREASED CONTRIBUTION FROM INTERNATIONAL PLATFORMS

  • Global markets: Net revenues (excluding the CVA/DVA desk) up 38% vs. 1Q16, including increases of 36% for FICT and 42% for Equity, reflecting our market share gains
  • Global finance & Investment banking: Net revenues up 11% vs. 1Q16
  • International platform revenues up 32% yoy in 1Q17

SFS: Net revenues stable over one year to €344m

  • Activity buoyed by Specialized financing (net revenues up 2% vs. 1Q16)

SHARP IMPROVEMeNT IN PROFITABILITY IN 1Q17(1)

  • Core-business net revenues up 14% yoy to €2.2bn, including a 26% increase for CIB
  • Tight grip on expenses: up 6% yoy in 1Q17, excluding the estimated contribution to the SRF
  • Marked reduction in the core-business provision for credit loss to 24bps in 1Q17 (vs. 45bps in 1Q16)
  • Earnings capacity to €436m (+40% yoy). Reported net income (group share) to €280m, up 40% yoy despite a sharp increase in estimated contribution to the SRF
  • Core-business ROE of 15.9% (+380bps vs. 1Q16)
  • Natixis ROTE of 12.5% in 1Q17 (+340bps vs. 1Q16), at the top end of the New Frontier target range

Slight drop OF RWA & reInforcement OF CET1 RATIO

  • Basel III RWA down 1% for Natixis and 3% for CIB since end-2016
  • CET1 ratio(2) of 11.0% at end-March 2017 after factoring in a minimum pay-out ratio of 50% (vs. 10.8% at end-2016 pro forma)

(1) Excluding exceptional items and the IFRIC 21 impact for ROE, ROTE and earnings capacity calculations
(2) Based on CRR-CRD4 rules published on June 26, 2013, including the Danish compromise - no phase-in except for DTAs on loss carry-forwards. End-2016 ratio, pro forma of 20% additional phase-in of DTAs scheduled for January 1, 2017

The Board of Directors approved Natixis' accounts for first-quarter 2017 on May 9, 2017.

For Natixis, the main features of 1Q17 were(1):

  • revenue growth of 14% yoy to €2.219bn for core businesses and 13% yoy to €2.358bn for Natixis.

The marked rebound in net revenues in the Investment Solutions (+8% relative to 1Q16) was fueled by Asset Management in Europe and solid growth momentum in Insurance.

The robust growth in net revenues from Corporate & Investment Banking (+26% relative to 1Q16) was mainly driven by fine performances by international platforms in Global markets.

Within Specialized Financial Services, Consumer Credit and Factoring both made further progress, underpinned by the Groupe BPCE networks.

  • a marked improvement in the core-business provision for credit loss to €49m, down 42% relative to 1Q16,
  • a 40% advance in reported net income (group share) to €280m,
  • core-business ROE of 15.9%,
  • a CET1 ratio(2) of 11.0% at end-March 2017,
  • a leverage ratio of 4.2% at end-March 2017.

Laurent Mignon, Natixis Chief Executive Officer, said: "Natixis enjoyed a very good first quarter, fueled by strong momentum in our core businesses - particularly in Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions - tight control over expenses and lower provisions. Activity levels in Global markets were especially high and our Asset Management business also attracted renewed net inflow in the USA. The first quarter 2017 was perfectly consistent with the objectives of our New Frontier plan, namely improved profitability in core businesses, tight control of risk-weighted assets, a strong contribution from international platforms and sustained growth in Insurance".

  1. See note on methodology and excluding the IFRIC 21 impact for the ROE calculation
  2. Based on CRR-CRD4 rules published on June 26, 2013, including the Danish compromise without phase-in except for DTAs on tax-loss carryforwards


1 - Natixis 1Q17 results

€m 1Q17 1Q17 o/w
recurring
o/w
exceptional
reported vs. 1Q16
Net revenues 2,347 14% 2,358 (11)
o/w core businesses 2,219 14% 2,219 -
Expenses (1,771) 10% (1,743) (28)
Gross operating income 576 26% 615 (38)
Provision for credit losses (70) (20)% (70) -
Pre-tax profit 523 29% 561 (38)
Income tax (214) 24% (227) 12
Minority interests (28) (18)% (28) -
Net income - group share 280 40% 306 (26)

1.1 exceptional items

€m 1Q17 1Q16
Exchange rate fluctuations on DSN in currencies (Net revenues) Corporate center (11) (15)
Transformation & Business Efficiency Investment costs (Expenses) Business lines &
Corporate center
(9) (1)
Non-recurring additional Corporate Social Solidarity Contribution resulting from agreement with CNP (Expenses) Insurance (19)
FV adjustment on own senior debt (Net revenues) Corporate center (6)
Impact in income tax 12 7
Total impact in net income (gs) (26) (13)

  1. o/w €7m in Corporate Center

1.2 1Q17 results

Excluding exceptional items(1) 1Q17 1Q16 1Q17
€m vs. 1Q16
Net revenues 2,358 2,083 13%
o/w core businesses 2,219 1,949 14%
Expenses (1,743) (1,605) 9%
Gross operating income 615 478 29%
Provision for credit losses (70) (88) (20)%
Pre-tax profit 561 427 31%
Income tax (227) (179) 26%
Minority interest (28) (34) (18)%
Net income - (gs) - restated 306 213 44%
€m 1Q17 1Q16 1Q17
vs. 1Q16
Restatement of IFRIC 21 impact 130 98
Net income - (gs) - restated excl. 436 311 40%
IFRIC impact
ROTE excl. IFRIC 21 impact 12.5% 9.1%

  1. See page 3

Unless stated otherwise, the commentary that follows refers to results excluding exceptional items (see detail p3).

Natixis' net revenues climbed 13% yoy to €2.358bn in 1Q17.

Core businesses lifted net revenues by 14% yoy to €2.219bn. This total was buoyed by a 26% advance in net revenues from Corporate & Investment Banking and a marked upturn in revenues (+8% yoy) from Investment Solutions. Specialized Financial Services resisted well overall and posted stable net revenues compared to 1Q16.
Net revenues from Financial Investments amounted to €153m and reflected declines of 16% from Coface and 30% from Corporate Data Solutions (the withdrawal strategy continues on the latter).
Operating expenses rose 9% yoy to €1.743bn in 1Q17, affected by an increase in the estimated contribution to the Single Resolution Fund (SRF) to €128m in 1Q17 from €79m in 1Q16. After restating for the impact of the SRF, expenses rose by only 6%.
The cost-income ratio excluding IFRIC 21 worked out to 67.9% in 1Q17, down 4.0pps yoy.

With revenues rising faster than expenses, gross operating income climbed 29% to €615m in 1Q17.

The provision for credit loss declined 20% yoy to €70m for Natixis in 1Q17 and 59% for CIB during the same period.
In terms of basis points of the loan book, the core-business provision for credit loss worked out to 24bps in 1Q17, markedly lower than the 1Q16 level which was affected by provisioning efforts on the energy and commodities sectors.

The 18% decline in minority interests relative to 1Q16 was primarily due to Coface's lower contribution.

Restated net income (group share), excluding IFRIC 21 and exceptional items, amounted to €436m in 1Q17, up 40% yoy.
Including exceptional items (-€26m net of tax in 1Q17 vs. -€13m in 1Q16) and the IFRIC 21 impact (+€130m in 1Q17 vs. +€98m in 1Q16), net income (group share) worked out to €280m in 1Q17, a 40% improvement on a year earlier.

Excluding IFRIC 21, Natixis' ROTE equated to 12.5% and core-business ROE amounted to 15.9%, up 340bps and 380bps, respectively, relative to 1Q16.

2 - Financial structure

Natixis' Basel 3 CET1 ratio(1) worked out to 11.0% at March 31, 2017.

Based on a pro forma(2) Basel 3 CET1 ratio of 10.8% at December 31, 2016, the respective impacts in the first quarter of 2017 were as follows:

  • effect of allocating net income (group share) to retained earnings in 1Q17: +24bps,
  • planned dividend for 1Q17: -12bps,
  • RWA, FX and other effects: +4bps.

Basel 3 capital and risk-weighted assets(1) amounted to €12.6bn and €114.1bn, respectively, at March 31, 2017.

EQUITY CAPITAL - TIER ONE CAPITAL - BOOK VALUE PER SHARE

Equity capital (group share) totalled €20.5bn at March 31, 2017, of which €2.2bn was in the form of hybrid securities (DSNs) recognized in equity capital at fair value (excluding capital gain following reclassification of hybrids).

Core Tier 1 capital (Basel 3 - phased-in) stood at €12.4bn and Tier 1 capital (Basel 3 - phased-in) at €14.6bn.

Natixis' risk-weighted assets totalled €114.1bn at March 31, 2017 (Basel 3 - phased-in), breakdown as following:

  • Credit risk: €79.0bn
  • Counterparty risk: €7.3bn
  • CVA risk: €3.7bn
  • Market risk: €10.4bn
  • Operational risk: €13.7bn

Under Basel 3 (phased-in), the CET1 ratio amounted to 10.9%, the Tier 1 ratio to 12.8% and the total solvency ratio to 15.1% at March 31, 2017.

Book value per share, including planned dividend for 2016, was €5.46 at March 31, 2017 based on 3,135,684,763 shares excluding treasury stock (the total number of shares stands at 3,137,360,238). Tangible book value per share (after deducting goodwill and intangible fixed assets) was €4.29.

LEVERAGE RATIO(3)

The leverage ratio worked out to 4.2% at March 31, 2017.

OVERALL CAPITAL ADEQUACY RATIO
As at March 31, 2017, the financial conglomerate's capital excess was estimated at around €2.5bn.

  1. Based on CRR-CRD4 rules as reported on June 26, 2013, including the Danish compromise - without phase-in except for DTAs on tax-loss carryforwards
  2. After factoring in on 31/12/2016 the additional 20% phase-in of DTAs scheduled for January 1, 2017
  3. See note on methodology
  4. - results by Business line

Investment Solutions
Data excludes exceptional items(1)

€m 1Q17 1Q16 1Q17
vs. 1Q16
Constant
exchange
rate
Net revenues 891 825 8% 6%
o/w Asset management 667 626 7% 4%
o/w Insurance 187 167 12%
o/w Private Banking 34 34 (2)%
Expenses (625) (590) 6% 4%
Gross operating income 266 234 14% 11%
Provision for credit losses 0 0
Gain or loss on other assets 9 20
Pre-tax profit 279 256 9% 7%
Cost/income ratio(1) 68.6% 70.2% -1.6pp
ROE after tax(1) 14.6% 14.5% +0.1pp

  1. See note on methodology and excluding IFRIC 21 impact on the calculation of the cost-income ratio and ROE

Net revenues from the Investment Solutions enjoyed a marked rebound in 1Q17. On a current exchange-rate basis, they rose 8% yoy to reach €891m, fueled by increases of 7% in Asset Management and 12% in Insurance.

Operating expenses progressed 6% yoy to €625m. The cost-income ratio, excluding IFRIC 21, declined 1.6pps to 68.6%.

Gross operating income advanced 14% yoy on a current exchange-rate basis and 11% on constant exchange rate in 1Q17.

In 1Q16, the "Gain or loss on other assets" line included €20m of proceeds from the divestments of the Snyder and CGM entities, while in 1Q17 it incorporated €9m of proceeds from the divestment of the Caspian private equity funds.

ROE after tax and excluding IFRIC 21, amounted to 14.6% in 1Q17, up slightly compared to 1Q16, whereas the capital allocated to the Investment Solutions core business rose 7% between the two periods to support the development of Insurance businesses.

The improvement in Asset Management revenues in 1Q17 was primarily driven by asset management firms in Europe (revenues rose 12% relative to 1Q16 to reach €183m). Asset management firms in the US recorded a 3% increase in their revenues during the same period to €391m.

Margins excluding performance fees worked out to 28bps in 1Q17 and were virtually unchanged on the full-year 2016 level.

First-quarter 2017 featured renewed net inflows of €6bn in the US, with Harris Associates and Loomis Sayles contributing €2.2bn and €3.6bn of this figure, respectively.
In Europe, net inflow excluding Natixis AM, amounted to €1.7bn, with a strong momentum on alternative strategies (H2O, DNCA and AEW-Ciloger).
All in all, net inflow totaled €5bn in 1Q17.

In addition to inflow, assets under management expanded to €837bn in 1Q17. AuM were impacted positively by a market effect (+€16bn) and negatively by a currency effect (-€5bn) and a change in the scope of consolidation (-€9bn). The latter effect stemmed from the disposal of IDFC AM, an India-based asset manager, without impact on the income statement.

In Insurance, overall turnover (excluding the reinsurance treaty with CNP), advanced to €3.3bn in 1Q17 from €1.8bn in 1Q16. This 84% advance was notably fueled by the rollout of life insurance products in the Caisses d'Epargne network since early 2016.
Overall turnover from life insurance climbed 113% yoy and net inflow more than tripled to €1.9bn in 1Q17 compared to a year earlier.
The proactive strategy of reorienting the offering towards unit-linked policies drove an 11pp-rise yoy in the proportion of net inflow derived from unit-linked policies to over 47%.
Assets under management expanded 12% over the year to reach €50bn at end-March 2017.
During 1Q17, turnover rose 7% yoy in the personal protection & borrower's insurance segment and by 9% in property & casualty insurance, thanks to brisk growth in all lines (car assurance, home insurance, etc.).

Corporate & Investment Banking
Data excludes exceptional items(1)

€m 1Q17 1Q16 1Q17
vs. 1Q16
Net revenues 984 782 26%
Net revenues excl. CVA/DVA 948 789 20%
o/w Global Markets 573 415 38%
o/w Global Finance & IB 400 362 11%
Expenses (563) (512) 10%
Gross operating income 421 270 56%
Provision for credit losses (29) (71) (59)%
Pre-tax profit 394 202 95%
Cost/income ratio(1) 54.4% 61.5% -7.1pp
ROE after tax(1) 17.2% 9.1% +8.1pp

  1. See note on methodology and excluding IFRIC 21 impact on the calculation of the cost-income ratio and ROE

Net revenues from Corporate & Investment Banking expanded 26% yoy in 1Q17 (+20% excluding the CVA/DVA desk).
Within Global markets, business momentum accelerated in 1Q17, with net revenues excluding the CVA/DVA desk climbing 38% relative to 1Q16.
The contribution to revenues from all international platforms rose from 55% in 1Q16 to 58% in 1Q17, reflecting significant growth in their revenues (+32% vs 1Q16).

Operating expenses increased 10% yoy in 1Q17, though with fixed costs rising by only 4%.

Compared to the year-earlier period, the cost-income ratio excluding IFRIC 21 improved by 7.1pps to 54.4%, while gross operating income jumped 56% to €421m in 1Q17.

First-quarter 2017 featured a sharp reduction in provisions relative to 1Q16, the year-earlier period having witnessed sizeable provisioning efforts on the Oil and Gas sector. All in all, the provision for credit loss dropped 59% to €29m on a yoy basis.

As a result, pre-tax profit virtually doubled yoy to €394m in 1Q17.

ROE after tax and excluding IFRIC 21 exceeded 17%, a considerable 810bp-gain relative to 1Q16.


Within Global markets, FICT reported a 36% increase in net revenues excluding the CVA/DVA desk, with the momentum coming from Interest Rates & Forex (+56% vs. 1Q16) and the Securities Financing Group(1) (+73% vs. 1Q16).
Fixed Income activities posted 45% yoy growth in revenues at international platforms.

Net revenues from Equity Derivatives climbed 48% yoy in 1Q17, fueled by strong growth in Solutions and robust momentum from international platforms.

Global Finance & Investment Banking net revenues advanced 11% in 1Q17 relative to 1Q16.
Global Finance origination revenues expanded 16% yoy, thanks to the Real Estate Finance and Global Energy & Commodities segments. During the same period, GEC Trade revenues climbed 25%.
In Investment Banking, the Acquisition & Strategic Finance segment delivered 62% growth in revenues, buoyed by attractive conditions in 1Q17.
The 9% decline in new production during 1Q17 was primarily due to a marked contraction in vanilla financings.

  1. Merger of the Fixed Income and Treasury businesses' repo and collateral management activities

Specialized Financial Services
Data excludes exceptional items(1)

€m 1Q17 1Q16 1Q17
vs. 1Q16
Net revenues 344 343 stable
Specialized financing 219 214 2%
Financial services 125 129 (3)%
Expenses (231) (225) 3%
Gross operating income 113 118 (4)%
Provision for credit losses (21) (13) 66%
Pre-tax profit 92 105 (13)%
Cost/income ratio(1) 65.2% 63.4% +1.8pp
ROE after tax(1) 14.3% 18.3% -4.0pp

  1. See note on methodology and excluding IFRIC 21 impact on the calculation of the cost-income ratio and ROE

Net revenues from Specialized Financial Services were stable in 1Q17 relative to 1Q16. They included increases of 4% for Factoring, 5% for Leasing and 2% for Consumer Finance, which together drove a 2% rise for Specialized Financing as a whole.

Specialized Financing activities continued to enjoy healthy momentum. Personal loan issuance rose 25%, factored turnover with clients of the Groupe BPCE network expanded 10% and new equipment leasing production in France climbed 18%.

Specialized Financial Services recorded a 3% yoy increase in operating expenses, reflecting ongoing moves to integrate Groupe BPCE's payment structures into Natixis.

The provision for credit loss worked out to €21m. This figure reflected an adverse basis of comparison with 1Q16 in the Leasing segment and a temporary impact linked to the migration to a new recovery system in the Consumer Finance business (the situation should return to normal in 2Q17).

This deterioration in the provision for credit loss led to a 13% decline in pre-tax profit relative to 1Q16 and a decrease in ROE after tax, excluding IFRIC 21, to 14.3% (vs. 18.3% in 1Q16).


Financial Investments

€m 1Q17 1Q16 1Q17
vs. 1Q16
Net revenues 153 183 (17)%
Coface 131 156 (16)%
Corporate Data Solutions 10 15 (30)%
Other 11 12 (8)%
Expenses (151) (162) (7)%
Gross operating income 2 21 (91)%
Expenses (5) (6) (24)%
Gain or loss on other assets 0 11
Pre-tax profit (2) 27

Net revenues from Financial Investments contracted 17% in 1Q17 compared to a year earlier. This contraction primarily reflected the ongoing withdrawal from Corporate Data Solutions entities.

Turnover from Coface amounted to €345m on a constant perimeter and exchange-rate basis in 1Q17, down only 2% yoy. On a current basis, it totaled €348m vs. €365m in 1Q16, a reduction of 5% that notably reflects the downsizing of Coface's risk exposures on emerging markets and an adverse basis of comparison in North America (large contracts in 1Q16).
In line with the Fit-to-Win plan, Coface maintained a tight grip on expenses: excluding the public guarantee management business, the cost ratio improved 0.8pps yoy to 33.9% in 1Q17.
The loss picture is improving, with a loss ratio dropping to 58.2% in 1Q17 compared to 68.0% in 4Q16 and 72.4% in 3Q16. This significant decline lends weight to the 61% target for full-year 2017.
The combined ratio net of reinsurance worked out to 92% in 1Q17.


Appendices

Note on methodology:

The results at 31/03/2017 were examined by the board of directors at their meeting on 5/09/2017.
Figures at 31/03/2017 are presented in accordance with IAS/IFRS accounting standards and IFRS Interpretation Committee (IFRIC) rulings as adopted in the European Union and applicable at this date.


2016 figures are presented pro forma of new intra-pole organizations:

  1. CIB: The 1H16 quarterly series have been restated for the change in CIB organization announced on March 15 2016. The new presentation of businesses within CIB mainly takes into account the creation of a new business line: Global Finance & Investment banking housing all financing businesses (structured & plain vanilla financing), as well as M&A, Equity Capital Markets, and Debt Capital Markets.
  2. SFS: Within Financial services, transfer of the Intertitres activity from Employee savings scheme to the Payments business. Employee savings scheme becomes Employee savings plans. The 2016 series have been restated accordingly to this new organization.

Business line performances using Basel 3 standards:

  • The performances of Natixis business lines are presented using Basel 3 standards. Basel 3 risk-weighted assets are based on CRR-CRD4 rules as published on June 26th, 2013 (including the Danish compromise treatment for qualified entities).
  • Natixis' ROTE is calculated by taking as the numerator net income (group share) excluding DSN interest expenses on preferred shares after tax. Equity capital is average shareholders' equity group share as defined by IFRS, after payout of dividends, excluding average hybrid debt, average intangible assets and average goodwill.
  • Natixis' ROE: results used for calculations are net income (group share), deducting DSN interest expenses on preferred shares after tax. Equity capital is average shareholders' equity group share as defined by IFRS, after payout of dividends, excluding average hybrid debt, and excluding unrealized or deferred gains and losses recognized in equity (OCI).
  • ROE for business lines is calculated based on normative capital to which are added goodwill and intangible assets for the business line. Normative capital allocation to Natixis' business lines is carried out on the basis of 10% of their average Basel 3 risk-weighted assets. Business lines benefit from remuneration of normative capital allocated to them. By convention, the remuneration rate on normative capital is maintained at 3%.

Net book value: calculated by taking shareholders' equity group share, restated for hybrids and capital gains on reclassification of hybrids as equity instruments. Net tangible book value is adjusted for goodwill relating to equity affiliates, restated goodwill and intangible assets as follows:

In €m 03/31/2017
Intangible assets 751
Restatement for Coface minority interest & others (39)
Restated intangible assets 712


In €m 03/31/2017
Goodwill 3,591
Restatement for Coface minority interest (166)
Restatement for Investment Solutions deferred tax liability & others (493)
Restated goodwill 2,932

Own senior debt fair-value adjustment: calculated using a discounted cash-flow model, contract by contract, including parameters such as swaps curve, and revaluation spread (based on the BPCE reoffer curve). Adoption of IFRS 9 standards, on November 22, 2016, authorizing the early application of provisions relating to own credit risk as of FY2016 closing. All impacts since the beginning of the financial year 2016 are recognized in equity, even those that had impacted the income statement in the interim financial statements for March, June and September 2016.

Leverage ratio: based on delegated act rules, without phase-in except for DTAs on tax-loss carryforwards and with the hypothesis of a roll-out for non-eligible subordinated notes under Basel 3 by eligible notes. Repo transactions with central counterparties are offset in accordance with IAS 32 rules without maturity or currency criteria. Leverage ratio disclosed including the effect of intragroup cancelation - pending ECB authorization.

Exceptional items: figures and comments on this press release are based on Natixis and its businesses' income statements excluding non- operating and/or exceptional items detailed page 3. Natixis and its businesses' income statements including these items are available in the appendix of this press release.

Restatement for IFRIC 21 impact: The cost/income ratio and the ROE excluding IFRIC 21 impact calculation takes into account by quarter one fourth of the annual duties and levies concerned by this new accounting rule.

Earnings capacity: net income (group share) restated for exceptional items and the IFRIC 21 impact.

Expenses: Sum of operating expenses and Depreciation, amortization and impairment on property, plant and equipment and intangible assets.


1Q17 results: from data excluding exceptional items to reported data

in €m 1Q17 excl.
exceptional items
Exchange rate fluctuations
on DSN in
currencies
Transformation
& Business Efficiency
Investment
costs
Non-recurring
additional Corporate Social Solidarity Contribution resulting from agreement with CNP
1Q17
reported
Net revenues 2,358 (11) 2,347
Expenses (1,743) (9) (19) (1,771)
Gross operating income 615 (11) (9) (19) 576
Provision for credit losses (70) (70)
Associates 7 7
Gain or loss on other assets 9 9
Change in value of goodwill 0 0
Pre-tax profit 561 (11) (9) (19) 523
Tax (227) 4 3 6 (214)
Minority interest (28) (28)
Net income (group share) 306 (7) (6) (13) 280

Natixis - Consolidated

in €m 1Q16 2Q16 3Q16 4Q16 1Q17 1Q17
vs. 1Q16
Net revenues 2,063 2,211 1,924 2,520 2,347 14%
Expenses (1,605) (1,522) (1,447) (1,664) (1,771) 10%
Gross operating income 458 689 477 856 576 26%
Provision for credit losses (88) (88) (69) (60) (70) (20)%
Associates 8 7 4 (6) 7 (2)%
Gain or loss on other assets 29 31 104 12 9 (68)%
Change in value of goodwill 0 (75) 0 0 0
Pre-tax profit 407 564 516 801 523 29%
Tax (172) (211) (184) (255) (214) 24%
Minority interest (34) 28 (34) (50) (28) (18)%
Net income (group share) 200 381 298 496 280 40%


Natixis - Breakdown by Business division in 1Q17

in €m Investment
Solutions
CIB SFS Financial
Investments
Corporate
Center
1Q17
reported
Net revenues 891 984 344 153 (25) 2,347
Expenses (645) (563) (232) (151) (180) (1,771)
Gross operating income 246 421 113 2 (205) 576
Provision for credit losses 0 (29) (21) (5) (15) (70)
Net operating income 246 392 92 (3) (220) 506
Associates 4 3 0 0 0 7
Other items 9 0 0 0 1 9
Pre-tax profit 259 394 91 (2) (220) 523
Tax (214)
Minority interest (28)
Net income (gs) 280

IFRIC 21 effects by business line

Effect in Expenses
in €m 1Q16 2Q16 3Q16 4Q16 1Q17
Investment Solutions (11) 4 4 4 (28)(1)
CIB (31) 10 10 10 (28)
Specialized Financial Services (7) 2 2 2 (6)
Financial Investments (2) 1 1 1 (1)
Corporate center (57) 1 28 28 (92)
Total Natixis (107) 18 45 45 (156)
Effect in Net Revenues
in €m 1Q16 2Q16 3Q16 4Q16 1Q17
Specialized Financial Services (Leasing) (2) 1 1 1 (1)
Total Natixis (2) 1 1 1 (1)

(1) -€14m in recurring expenses and -€14m in non-recurring expenses linked to the additional Corporate Social Solidarity Contribution resulting from agreement with CNP

Investment Solutions

in €m 1Q16 2Q16 3Q16 4Q16 1Q17 1Q17
vs. 1Q16
Net revenues 825 832 804 904 891 8%
Asset Management 626 623 609 689 667 7%
Private Banking 34 33 34 35 34 (2)%
Insurance 167 156 155 169 187 12%
Expenses (590) (579) (558) (623) (645) 9%
Gross operating income 234 253 246 280 246 5%
Provision for credit losses 0 0 0 0 0
Net operating income 234 253 246 281 246 5%
Associates 4 2 5 (10) 4 17%
Other items 18 (2) (2) 2 9 (52)%
Pre-tax profit 256 253 249 273 259 1%
Cost/Income ratio 71.6% 69.6% 69.4% 69.0% 72.4%
Cost/Income ratio excluding IFRIC 21 effect 70.2% 70.0% 69.8% 69.4% 69.3%
RWA (Basel 3 - in €bn) 16.4 17.0 17.3 18.1 18.0 10%
Normative capital allocation (Basel 3) 4,350 4,381 4,467 4,491 4,641 7%
ROE after tax (Basel 3)(1) 13.9% 14.0% 13.1% 12.3% 12.6%
ROE after tax (Basel 3) excluding IFRIC 21 effect(1) 14.5% 13.8% 12.9% 12.1% 14.3%

  1. Normative capital allocation methodology based on 10% of the average RWA-including goodwill and intangibles

Corporate & Investment Banking

in €m 1Q16 2Q16 3Q16 4Q16 1Q17 1Q17
vs. 1Q16
Net revenues 782 887 757 896 984 26%
Global markets 407 507 410 477 608 49%
FIC-T 291 319 291 317 397 36%
Equity 123 154 106 150 176 42%
CVA/DVA desk (7) 33 13 10 36
Global Finance & Investment Banking 362 407 412 412 400 11%
Other 12 (26) (65) 7 (25)
Expenses (512) (482) (468) (569) (563) 10%
Gross operating income 270 405 289 327 421 56%
Provision for credit losses (71) (53) (50) (21) (29) (59)%
Net operating income 198 352 239 306 392 98%
Associates 3 4 3 3 3 (25)%
Other items 0 0 0 0 0
Pre-tax profit 202 356 242 309 394 95%
Cost/Income ratio 65.5% 54.4% 61.8% 63.5% 57.2%
Cost/Income ratio excluding IFRIC 21 effect 61.5% 55.5% 63.2% 64.7% 54.4%
RWA (Basel 3 - in €bn) 67.0 68.8 64.9 66.1 64.4 (4)%
Normative capital allocation (Basel 3) 6,935 6,772 7,064 6,672 6,805 (2)%
ROE after tax (Basel 3)(1) 7.9% 14.2% 9.3% 13.6% 16.1%
ROE after tax (Basel 3) excluding IFRIC 21 effect(1) 9.1% 13.8% 8.9% 13.2% 17.2%

  1. Normative capital allocation methodology based on 10% of the average RWA-including goodwill and intangibles


Specialized Financial Services

in €m 1Q16 2Q16 3Q16 4Q16 1Q17 1Q17
vs. 1Q16
Net revenues 343 341 325 341 344 Flat
Specialized Financing 214 211 203 210 219 2%
Factoring 38 39 40 43 40 4%
Sureties & Financial Guarantees 55 43 46 45 54 (2)%
Leasing 51 58 48 53 54 5%
Consumer Financing 65 66 64 64 66 2%
Film Industry Financing 5 6 5 6 5 8%
Financial Services 129 130 122 131 125 (3)%
Employee savings plans 22 25 20 21 21 (5)%
Payments 83 81 80 86 81 (2)%
Securities Services 24 23 23 24 23 (4)%
Expenses (225) (220) (215) (220) (232) 3%
Gross operating income 118 121 110 122 113 (4)%
Provision for credit losses (13) (17) (12) (16) (21) 66%
Net operating income 105 104 98 106 92 (13)%
Associates 0 0 0 0 0
Other items 0 31 0 0 0
Pre-tax profit 105 135 98 106 91 (13)%
Cost/Income ratio 65.7% 64.6% 66.2% 64.4% 67.3%
Cost/Income ratio excluding IFRIC 21 effect 63.4% 65.4% 67.0% 65.1% 65.3%
RWA (Basel 3 - in €bn) 13.7 14.8 14.6 15.4 15.2 11%
Normative capital allocation (Basel 3) 1,629 1,626 1,730 1,709 1,885 16%
ROE after tax (Basel 3)(1) 16.9% 21.8% 14.8% 16.2% 13.2%
ROE after tax (Basel 3) excluding IFRIC 21 effect(1) 18.3% 21.3% 14.4% 15.8% 14.3%

  1. Normative capital allocation methodology based on 10% of the average RWA-including goodwill and intangibles


Financial Investments

in €m 1Q16 2Q16 3Q16 4Q16 1Q17 1Q17
vs. 1Q16
Net revenues 183 155 137 224 153 (17)%
Coface 156 133 119 197 131 (16)%
Corporate data solutions 15 9 8 10 10 (30)%
Others 12 12 10 18 11 (8)%
Expenses (162) (153) (151) (174) (151) (7)%
Gross operating income 21 1 (14) 50 2 (91)%
Provision for credit losses (6) (18) (7) (6) (5) (24)%
Net operating income 15 (17) (20) 44 (3)
Associates 0 0 (3) 1 0
Other items 11 (75) 7 0 0
Pre-tax profit 27 (91) (17) 45 (2)

Corporate center

in €m 1Q16 2Q16 3Q16 4Q16 1Q17
Net revenues (69) (3) (100) 155 (25)
Expenses (116) (87) (55) (78) (180)
Gross operating income (185) (91) (155) 77 (205)
Provision for credit losses 2 0 0 (18) (15)
Net operating income (183) (91) (155) 59 (220)
Associates 0 0 0 0 0
Other items 0 2 99 10 1
Pre-tax profit (183) (89) (56) 68 (220)


Regulatory capital in 1Q17 & financial structure Basel 3

Regulatory reporting, in €bn
Shareholder's equity group share 20.5
Goodwill & intangibles (3.5)
Dividend (1.3)
Other deductions (1.0)
Hybrids restatement in Tier 1(1) (2.4)
CET1 Capital 12.4
Additional T1 2.1
Tier 1 Capital 14.6
Tier 2 Capital 2.6
Total prudential Capital 17.2
(1) Including capital gain following reclassification of hybrids as equity instruments


In €bn 1Q16
CRD4 phased
2Q16
CRD4 phased
3Q16
CRD4 phased
4Q16
CRD4 phased
1Q17
CRD4 phased
CET1 Ratio 11.1% 11.1% 11.3% 10.8% 10.9%
Tier 1 Ratio 12.6% 12.6% 12.8% 12.3% 12.8%
Solvency Ratio 15.1% 15.0% 15.1% 14.5% 15.1%
Tier 1 capital 14.1 14.3 14.5 14.2 14.6
RWA 111.4 112.9 113.1 115.5 114.1


In €bn 1Q16 2Q16 3Q16 4Q16 1Q17
Equity group share 19.5 18.8 19.1 19.8 20.5
Total assets(1) 514 535 522 528 509

  1. Statutory balance sheet

Breakdown of risk-weighted assets
In €bn
03/31/2017
Credit risk 79.0
Internal approach 65.9
Standard approach 13.1
Counterparty risk 7.3
Internal approach 6.4
Standard approach 0.9
Market risk 10.4
Internal approach 4.9
Standard approach 5.5
CVA 3.7
Operational risk - Standard approach 13.7
Total RWA 114.1

Leverage ratio
According to the rules of the Delegated Act published by the European Commission on October 10, 2014 , including the effect of intragroup cancelation - pending ECB authorization

€bn 03/31/2017
Tier 1 capital (1) 14.8
Total prudential balance sheet 421.5
Adjustment on derivatives (45.1)
Adjustment on repos (2) (19.6)
Other exposures to affiliates (36.6)
Off balance sheet commitments 37.3
Regulatory adjustments (4.4)
Total leverage exposures 353.1
Leverage ratio 4.2%

(1) Without phase-in except for DTAs on tax loss carryforwards - supposing replacement of existing subordinated issuances when they become ineligible (2) Repos with clearing houses cleared according to IAS32 standard, without maturity or currency criteria


Normative capital allocation and RWA breakdown at end-March 2017 - under Basel 3

in €bn RWA
(end of period)
In % of
the total
Average
Goodwill and
intangibles
Average
capital allocation
beginning of period
ROE
after tax
in 1Q17
CIB 64.4 62% 0.2 6.8 16.1%
Investment Solutions 18.0 17% 2.8 4.6 12.6%
SFS 15.2 15% 0.3 1.9 13.2%
Financial Investments 6.2 6% 0.2 0.7
TOTAL (excl. Corporate Center) 103.8 100% 3.5 14.1

Net book value as of March 31, 2017 (1)

in €bn 03/31/2017
Shareholders' equity (group share) 20.5
Deduction of hybrid capital instruments (2.1)
Deduction of gain on hybrid instruments (0.3)
Distribution (1.1)
Net book value 17.1
Restated intangible assets(2) 0.7
Restated goodwill(2) 2.9
Net tangible book value(3) 13.5
in €
Net book value per share(4) 5.46
Net tangible book value per share(4) 4.29

(1) Post distribution scheduled for 2016 (2) See note on methodology (3) Net tangible book value = Book value - goodwill - intangible assets (4) Calculated on the basis of 3,135,684,763 shares - end of period

Earnings per share (1Q17)

in €m 03/31/2017
Net income (gs) 280
DSN interest expenses on preferred shares after tax -21
Net income attributable to shareholders 259
Average number of shares over the period, excluding treasury shares 3,135,165,522
Earnings per share (€) 0.08


Net income attributable to shareholders
in €m 1Q17
Net income (gs) 280
DSN interest expenses on preferred shares after tax (21)
ROE & ROTE numerator 259


NATIXIS ROTE(1)
in €m 03/31/2017
Shareholders' equity (group share) 20,549
DSN deduction (2,342)
Dividends provision (1,227)
Intangible assets (712)
Goodwill (2,935)
ROTE Equity end of period 13,333
Average ROTE equity (1Q17) 13,277
1Q17 ROTE annualized 7.8%


NATIXIS ROE(1)
in €m 03/31/2017
Shareholders' equity (group share) 20,549
DSN deduction (2,342)
Dividends provision (1,227)
Exclusion of unrealized or deferred gains and losses
recognized in equity (OCI)
(410)
ROE Equity end of period 16,571
Average ROE equity (1Q17) 16,534
1Q17 ROE annualized 6.3%

(1) See note on methodology

Balance sheet

Assets (in €bn) 03/31/2017 12/31/2016
Cash and balances with central banks 35.1 26.7
Financial assets at fair value through profit and loss 172.6 187.6
Available-for-sale financial assets 54.4 55.0
Loans and receivables 186.8 199.1
Held-to-maturity financial assets 2.0 2.1
Accruals and other assets 51.2 50.5
Investments in associates 0.6 0.7
Tangible and intangible assets 2.6 2.5
Goodwill 3.6 3.6
Total 508.9 527.8


Assets (in €bn) 03/31/2017 12/31/2016
Cash and balances with central banks 0.0 0.0
Financial assets at fair value through profit and loss 129.2 146.2
Available-for-sale financial assets 188.6 187.9
Loans and receivables 45.2 48.9
Held-to-maturity financial assets 47.3 48.7
Accruals and other assets 71.2 68.8
Investments in associates 1.9 2.0
Tangible and intangible assets 3.7 4.2
Goodwill 20.5 19.8
Minority interests 1.3 1.3
Total 508.9 527.8

Doubtful loans (inc. financial institutions)

In €bn 1Q16 2Q16 3Q16 4Q16 1Q17
Doubtful loans(1) 3.8 4.1 4.2 4.1 4.0
Collateral relating to loans written-down(1) (1.3) (1.4) (1.6) (1.5) (1.4)
Provisionable commitments(1) 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6
Specific provisions(1) (1.7) (1.7) (1.7) (1.7) (1.6)
Portfolio-based provisions (1) (0.4) (0.4) (0.4) (0.4) (0.4)
Provisionable commitments(1)/ Gross debt 1.9% 2.0% 2.2% 2.0% 2.1%
Specific provisions/Provisionable commitments(1) 64% 64% 64% 65% 64%
Overall provisions/Provisionable commitments(1) 79% 80% 79% 81% 79%
(1) Excluding securities and repos


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