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 30 June 2018. The interim report has been prepared in compliance with IAS 34 Interim Reporting and in accordance with accounting principles and methods applied in the 2017 financial statements, except for IFRS 9 entering into force as of 1 January 2018.

Accounting principles for classification in accordance with IFRS 9 are presented in Note 5. Tables showing the transition effects of the implementation of IFRS 9 are presented in Note 2.6 in the Annual report 2017. The methodology for measuring expected credit losses (ECL) in accordance with IFRS 9 is accounted for in the interim report for 1Q.  In addition, reference is made to the annual report for 2017 for further description of accounting principles.

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