|On October 23, 2007 the Board of Directors examined and approved the consolidated balance of the Group as of June 30, 2007, officially presenting the results achieved during the period characterized by a large number of important events.
In April of the current year the transaction of the acquisition of 75 per cent of the share capital of Banca Popolare di Intra was successfully closed. Thus, on April 26, 2007 Banca Popolare di Intra officially became a member of the Group of Veneto Banca, along with other controlled institutions. As a result, the share capital of the Group increased by 247,5 mln. Euro.
In the first half of 2007 the total attracted funds reached 24,2 billion Euro, including 13,7 billion Euro in deposits and 10,5 billion Euro in indirect attracted funds.
The loan portfolio reached the amount of 12,7 billion Euro, confirming the territorial priorities of the Banks of the Group, which pay considerable attention to supporting both corporate clients and individuals.
The shareholders’ equity registered a remarkable increase as well (+61,6%), achieving by the end of the reported period 1,6 billion Euro compared to 1,02 billion Euro as of June 2006. The above-mentioned increase represents a strong point for further growth of the Group.