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2017
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Dr Urs Monstein set to become new COO of VP Bank Group

Dr Urs Monstein joining Group Executive Management as Chief Operating Officer

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Award-winning: The quality of the VP Bank annual report has again been recognised

The 2016 VP Bank Group annual report has won multiple awards.

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Gender Diversity: VP Bank safely ahead

According to a study, VP Bank Group has an exemplary proportion of women in management.

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VP Bank goes for agile client consultancy

VP Bank has implemented first-class investment consultancy software for providing individual and precise investment advice and as background support for client advisors. Now the Liechtenstein-based private bank is going one step further: Using tablets, advisors can directly simulate various investment proposals to customers during consultations, with adjustments able to be made jointly.

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Dr Felix Brill is appointed Head of Investment Solutions at VP Bank

Economist Dr Felix Brill joins the group executive management of VP Bank as Head of Investment Solutions.

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Very good 2017 interim result for VP Bank Group: group net income 28.8 per cent higher at CHF 31.5 million, excellent inflow of net new money totalling CHF 1.1 billion.

VP Bank Group generated very strong group net income of CHF 31.5 million in the first half of 2017. The core capital ratio amounted to a sound 25.9 per cent. Thanks to continued intensive market development, significant inflows of client assets amounting to CHF 1.1 billion were recorded during the first half of 2017. Total operating income rose 16.4 per cent during the first half of the year. The result, adjusted to take account of the one-off effect of the agreement reached with the authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia, rose 74 per cent higher in year-on-year terms.

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New user experience in all online services

The VP Bank Group is relaunching its online services, introducing state-of-the-art portal technology. This is an important step towards establishing a portal that is tailored to individual client needs.

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Preliminary information: VP Bank expects improved results for the first half of 2017

VP Bank Group has reported to expect higher net income for the first half of 2017 as compared to the same period in the previous year. This includes provisions for a single payment which is to be made to the German authorities as part of an agreement.

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Change in Group Executive Management at VP Bank

Martin C. Beinhoff, Member of Group Executive Management and Chief Operating Officer, will leave VP Bank Group at the end of June 2017. Information regarding his successor shall be provided in due course.

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VP Bank: buyback of shares on the standard trading line complete

VP Bank has completed the share buyback programme on the standard trading line announced on 6 June 2016. As of 31 May 2017, the Bank holds 8.66 per cent of its own share capital.

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VP Fund Solutions: safely ahead in the fund business

Luxembourg RAIFs are one of today’s most popular investment fund vehicles. Ralf Konrad has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Liechtenstein Investment Fund Association.

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The financial centre of the future - successful VP Bank Financial Dialogue in Luxembourg

Keying on the motto "New challenges - new business opportunities", VP Bank invited guests to the "VP Bank Financial Dialogue 2017" in Luxembourg on 18 May 2017.

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General meeting of VP Bank: All motions approved

Shareholders approved all proposals put to a vote by the Board of Directors at the 54th ordinary annual general meeting of VP Bank, which was held on Friday, 28 April 2017, in Vaduz. Included was the approval of a dividend increase to CHF 4.50 per registered “A” share and CHF 0.45 per registered “B” share.

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VP Fund Solutions reports successful international growth on the occasion of World Funds Day

On World Funds Day 2017 VP Fund Solutions is pleased to announce the success it has enjoyed in attracting new client-managed investment funds.

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VP Bank once again receives “Risk Indicator 1” top rating

Dun & Bradstreet Worldwide has again given VP Bank Group its “Risk Indicator 1” rating. The rating certificate was awarded by Bisnode D&B Schweiz AG in March 2017.

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2016 saw a very positive annual result for VP Bank Group: a group net income of CHF 58.0 million

VP Bank Group generated a very positive group net income for 2016, totalling CHF 58.0 million. In the previous financial year, VP Bank recorded an increase of 2.8 percent in client assets under management and the core capital ratio rose from 24.4 percent to an above average 27.1 percent. A higher dividend of CHF 4.50 per registered share A and CHF 0.45 per registered share B is being proposed to the General Meeting.

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Standard & Poor’s maintains «A–» rating for VP Bank and improves outlook to «Positive»

The rating agency Standard & Poor’s has maintained VP Bank’s «A–» rating, and the outlook is now positive.

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VP Fund Solutions: VP Bank “Best Manager” equity funds receive top ratings

Three of VP Bank’s “Best Manager” equity funds received outstanding sustainability ratings. VP Fund Solutions (Liechtenstein) AG again received the “Investment Management Award”.

2016
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VP Bank Group expands Group Executive Management

VP Bank is adjusting its organisational and management structure effective from 1 January 2017: The General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer and Investment Solutions organisational units will be formed at Group Executive Management level. Monika Vicandi, current Head of Group Legal, Compliance & Tax, will be running the General Counsel & Chief Risk Officer organisational unit and joining the VP Bank Group Executive Management as of 1 January 2017. The new Head of Investment Solutions, whose recruitment is presently ongoing, will also join Group Executive Management.

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EU passport provides VP Fund Solutions with EU access for Liechtenstein-registered alternative investment funds

Since October 2016, Liechtenstein-registered alternative investment funds and alternative investment fund managers can access the European domestic market. VP Fund Solutions benefits from this EU passport.

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VP Bank launches ProLink – the new information platform for financial intermediaries

The new ProLink information platform enables financial intermediaries to access the most important information and services required for their day-to-day work easily and quickly.

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Award-winning: VP Bank’s annual report demonstrates quality

VP Bank Group’s annual report once again receives numerous awards.

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2016 semi-annual results of VP Bank Group: consolidated net income of CHF 24.4 million, very high core-capital ratio of 25.7 per cent, appreciable increase in operating results

In the first half of 2016, VP Bank Group generated a consolidated net income of CHF 24.4 million. The core-capital ratio rose from 24.4 percent to 25.7 per cent. As a result of intensive market-development activities, noticeable inflows of net new money could be realised in the first six months of 2016, primarily in Asia and in the area of investment funds. Operating expenses fell by 7.6 per cent.

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Standard & Poor’s maintains “A–” rating for VP Bank and improves outlook to “Stable”

Standard & Poor’s maintains VP Bank’s “A–” rating, and the outlook is now stable.

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Preliminary information: VP Bank expects a fall in Group net income for the first half of 2016 – net operating income is set to increase significantly

Assuming that market circumstances remain unchanged, VP Bank Group expects a fall in Group net income for the first half of 2016 in comparison to the first half of 2015, where the integration of Centrum Bank had a positive one-off effect. Leaving aside this one-off effect, the Bank expects Group net operating income to significantly exceed the prior-year level.

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VP Bank: buyback of shares on the ordinary trading line

VP Bank AG is launching a public share buyback programme for a maximum of 120,000 listed registered shares A on the ordinary trading line on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The buyback period will run for up to one year.

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VP Bank practices sustainability

Safely ahead: The Vaduz head office’s active commitment supports VP Bank’s Group-wide dedication to sustainability.

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General meeting of VP Bank: all motions approved

All proposals made by the Board of Directors were approved at the 53rd annual general meeting of VP Bank in Vaduz. Lic. oec. Markus T. Hilti was re-elected as a member of the Board of Directors of VP Bank for a further three years, and Dr Christian Camenzind, lic. iur. Ursula Lang and Dr Gabriela Maria Payer were elected as new members of the Board of Directors. The proposal to make changes to the Articles of Incorporation for the conversion of bearer shares into registered shares was approved.

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Anniversary book: A journey through time

On the occasion of its 60th anniversary, VP Bank is publishing its anniversary book A journey through time – 60 years of VP Bank. The book pays homage to the many people who have contributed to the successful development of the Bank in a variety of ways and at various levels.

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2015 annual results of VP Bank Group: substantially higher Group net income of CHF 64.1 million; net new money inflow of CHF 6.0 billion

In 2015, VP Bank Group earned a Group net income of CHF 64.1 million and achieved a 12.4 per cent gain in client assets under management. VP Bank’s core capital ratio rose from 20.5 per cent in the previous year to 24.4 per cent at the end of 2015. The Board of Directors will propose that shareholders at the annual general meeting on 29 April 2016 approve a dividend of CHF 4.00 per bearer share and CHF 0.40 per registered share. In addition, Dr Christian Camenzind, lic. iur. Ursula Lang and Dr Gabriela Maria Payer will be nominated for election to the Board of Directors.

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2015 annual results of VP Bank Group: substantially higher Group net income of CHF 64 million

VP Bank Group is expecting a substantially higher Group net income, in comparison to the previous year, of about CHF 64 million. The result has been significantly influenced by the merger with Centrum Bank AG.

2015
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Award-winning: VP Bank’s 2014 annual report also recognised for its online quality

VP Bank Group’s 2014 annual report has won several awards.

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VP Bank: second fixed-price share repurchase successfully completed

The repurchase of own bearer and registered shares within the framework of a second public fixed-price offer of VP Bank, announced on 13 October 2015, was successfully completed today. 298,442 bearer shares and 10,200 registered shares had been repurchased by VP Bank. Following completion of the repurchase, VP Bank now holds a total of 9.28 per cent of the outstanding share capital and 6.05 per cent of the voting rights.

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VP Bank: second fixed-price share repurchase

VP Bank Ltd is carrying out a second repurchase of own bearer and registered shares within the framework of a public fixed-price offer. The repurchase period will run from 15 to 28 October 2015. The shares to be repurchased are also to be used for future acquisitions or for treasury management purposes.

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VP Bank Group restructures Group Executive Management

With effect from 1 January 2016, the VP Bank Group Board of Directors is adjusting the organisational structure and functions performed within Group Executive Management in response to economic and regulatory changes. Martin C. Beinhoff has been appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer.

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Standard & Poor’s reconfirms “A–” rating of VP Bank

Rating agency Standard & Poor’s maintains the excellent “A–” rating (A–/A–2) of VP Bank Group.

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2015 semi-annual results of VP Bank Group: significantly higher consolidated net income of CHF 40.9 million; client assets at CHF 42.2 billion

In the first half of 2015, VP Bank Group earned a consolidated net income of CHF 40.9 million. Net operating income rose by 56.1 per cent. Compared to 2014, VP Bank recorded an 11.8 per cent increase in client assets under management.

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VP Fund Solutions: VP Bank bundles its fund expertise

From the beginning of August 2015, VP Bank’s fund business in Luxembourg and Liechtenstein will operate under the single name VP Fund Solutions.

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VP Bank: fixed-price share repurchase successfully completed

The repurchase of own bearer and registered shares within the framework of a public fixed-price offer of VP Bank was successfully completed today. A total of 300,750 bearer shares and 114,080 registered shares were repurchased.

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Integration of Centrum Bank has positive effect on 2015 semi-annual results of VP Bank

Due to the acquisition of Centrum Bank Ltd, VP Bank Ltd can expect a significant increase in consolidated net income as at 30 June 2015 compared to the first half of 2014.

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Annual general meeting of VP Bank: all motions approved

All proposals made by the Board of Directors were approved at the 52nd annual general meeting of VP Bank in Vaduz. Fredy Vogt was re-elected as a member of the Board of Directors for a further three years, and Dr Florian Marxer was elected as a new member of the Board of Directors. The proposal for the bank to purchase its own shares was approved.

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Extraordinary general meeting of VP Bank: all motions approved

At the extraordinary general meeting of VP Bank in Vaduz, the motions put forward by the Board of Directors of VP Bank regarding an increase in capital and the merger with Centrum Bank were approved.

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2014 annual results of VP Bank Group: Group net income of CHF 20.0 million and stable core capital ratio of 20.5 per cent

In 2014, VP Bank Group posted a Group net income of CHF 20.0 million. In the past financial year, VP Bank saw an increase of 1.8 per cent in client assets under management. Once again, it was possible to reduce operating expenses. At the annual general meeting, a dividend of CHF 3.00 per bearer share and CHF 0.30 per registered share will be proposed. Moreover, Dr Florian Marxer will be nominated for election to the Board of Directors.

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VP Bank acquires all shares of Centrum Bank

As was announced in the media release from 1 December 2014, VP Bank Ltd’s acquisition of all shares of Centrum Bank Ltd has been executed according to plan. This means that as of 7 January 2015, Centrum Bank Ltd is a subsidiary of VP Bank Ltd.

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