July 25 (Reuters) – German landesbank NordLB [NDLG.UL] which scraped through European stress tests last week, has no need for a capital increase, the company’s chief financial officer told Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
“NordLB is adequately capitalised. In the stress scenario, a buffer of 380 million euros was revealed,” the paper quoted CFO Hinrich Holm as saying in an advance copy of the story, which will be published on Monday.
European stress tests revealed NordLB would have a Tier one ratio of 6.2 percent under a particularly severe scenario, barely above the 6 percent threshold needed to pass.
Only Hypo Real Estate fared worse among the 14 German lenders scrutinised by European regulators. (Reporting by Edward Taylor; editing by Karen Foster)