reported first-quarter groupnet profit of 384 million Danish kroner, compared to 393 million kroner in thesame period a year ago.
EPSdeclined year over year to 4.06 kroner from 4.14 kroner.
Netinterest income amounted to 1.61 billion kroner in the first quarter, down from1.87 billion kroner on a yearly basis. Net fee and commission income droppedover the same period to 323 million kroner from 616 million kroner.
Loanimpairment charges and provisions for guarantees dropped on a yearly basis to234 million kroner from 568 million kroner.
Thebank's common equity Tier 1 capital ratio stood at 15.9% at the end of March,compared to 16.1% at the end of 2015 and 15.3% a year ago.
As of April 27, US$1 wasequivalent to 6.58 Danish kroner.