Note 1

Accounting principles

The Group`s interim accounts have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), implemented by the EU as at 31 March 2016. The interim report has been prepared in compliance with IAS 34 Interim Reporting.

The accounts are presented in Norwegian kroner (NOK), which is also the Parent Bank`s and subsidiaries` functional currency.

The interim report is prepared in accordance with accounting principles and methods applied in the 2015 financial statements. There have been no changes or new standards coming into force in so far in 2016.

Please see the Annual report 2015 for further description of accounting principles.