ABN AMRO hereby announces that it has called the Dutch State held subordinated loan (EUR 1,650m, maturity 16 October 2017).
The outstanding amount has been redeemed in full at par value today. The subordinated loan dates back to the nationalisation of Fortis Bank Nederland (predecessor of ABN AMRO) by the State of the Netherlands in October 2008. After the call of this loan the Dutch State holds no other subordinated instruments in ABN AMRO.
ABN AMRO believes Tier 2 capital is a key element for regulatory requirements going forward. In June ABN AMRO issued a EUR 1,500 m Tier 2 benchmark transaction.