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Israel Discount Bank Announces Q3/2012 Financial Results

TEL-AVIV, Israel, November 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Q3 Net Income - NIS 221 million compared to NIS 121 million in Q3/2011, an increase of 82.6%.

Q3 Net Return on Equity attributable to the Bank's Shareholders - 7.9% compared to 4.7% in Q3/2011.

Net Income for the first nine months of 2012 - NIS 633 million compared to NIS 628 million for the first nine months of 2011, an increase of 0.8%.

Excluding the provision for impairment of the Bank's investment in the shares of the First International Bank, the Net Income for the first nine months of 2012 would have amounted to NIS 706 million, an increase of 12.4% compared to the first nine months of 2011.

Net Return on Equity attributable to the Bank's Shareholders for the first nine months of 2012 - 7.7% compared to 8.2% for both the first nine months of 2011 and for the whole of 2011.

Excluding the provision for impairment of the Bank's investment in the shares of the First International Bank, the Net Return on Equity for the first nine months of 2012 would have reached 8.6%.

Ratio of Capital to Risk Assets- 14.2%, Core Capital Ratio - 8.4%

Israel Discount Bank Limited (TASE:DSCT), one of Israel's leading banks, today reported its Q3/2012 financial results.

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The Discount Group's Net Income for the first nine months of 2012 totaled NIS 633 million, compared to NIS 628 million for the first nine months of 2011, an increase of 0.8%.  

The Return on Equity attributable to the Bank's Shareholders for the first nine months of 2012 was 7.7%, on an annual basis, compared to 8.2% for the first nine months of 2011.

Main factors affecting the Group's business results for the first nine months of 2012, compared to the first nine months of 2011:

-    A decrease of NIS 116 million in net interest income (3.3%).

-    A decrease of NIS 52 million in expenses for credit losses (9.9%).

-    An increase of NIS 217 million in non-interest income (9.7%), affected mainly by an increase of NIS 183 million in non-interest financing income (181.2%), an increase of NIS 18 million in commissions (0.9%) and an increase of NIS 127 in severance pay fund profits. It should be noted that in the first nine months of 2011, other income included NIS 48 million from the sale of the index-linked notes operation and a receipt of NIS 67 million from an insurance company.

-    An increase of NIS 59 million in operating and other expenses (1.3%), affected mainly by an increase of NIS 17 million in salaries and related expenses (0.6%) and an increase of NIS 45 million in maintenance and depreciation of buildings and equipment (5.3%).

-    A provision for income taxes of NIS 300 million in the first nine months of 2012, compared to NIS 246 million in the first nine months of 2011, affected, inter alia, by an increase of NIS 25 million in the balance of deferred tax assets, as a result of changes in the tax rates.

-    A decrease of NIS 48 million in the Bank's share in the operating income of affiliated companies, net of tax effect. This decrease was caused by a provision for impairment of the Bank's investment in the shares of the First International Bank in a net amount of NIS 73 million.

Main Balance Sheet Developments as at September 30, 2012:

-    Total Assets increased by 1.4%, amounting to NIS 205.2 billion, compared to NIS 202.5 billion at the end of 2011.

-    Net Credit granted to the public increased by 2.3%, amounting to NIS 119.0 billion, compared to NIS 116.4 billion at the end of 2011.

-    Deposits from the public increased by 0.9%, amounting to NIS 154.7 billion, compared to NIS 153.4 billion at the end of 2011.

-    The Equity attributable to the Bank's Shareholders increased by 8.5%, amounting to NIS 11.6 billion, compared to NIS 10.7 billion at the end of 2011.

-    Total Equity increased by 8.4%, amounting to NIS 11.9 billion, compared to NIS 11.0 billion at the end of 2011.


Data Regarding Subsidiaries

    For the first nine months of 2012
                                                         Return on
                                                         Equity
                                                         Attributable Capital
                                               Net       to           Adequacy
                                               income    Shareholders Ratio
    Discount Bancorp Inc.                       USD 36 M         5.9%   *15.2%
    Mercantile Discount Bank                   NIS 128 M         9.8%    14.2%
    Israel Credit Cards (ICC) (the Bank holds
    71.8% of the equity)                       NIS 162 M        19.1%    16.9%


* In conformity with U.S. Reporting Standards

    For the first nine months of 2011
                                                         Return on
                                                         Equity
                                                         Attributable Capital
                                               Net       to           Adequacy
                                               Income    Shareholders Ratio
    Discount Bancorp Inc.                      USD 39 M          6.6%   *15.8%
    Mercantile Discount Bank                   NIS 132 M        10.7%    13.7%
    Israel Credit Cards (ICC) (the Bank holds
    71.8% of the equity)                       NIS 185 M        22.8%    16.2%


* In conformity with U.S. Reporting Standards

    2011
                                                         Return on
                                                         Equity
                                                         Attributable Capital
                                               Net       to           Adequacy
                                               Income    Shareholders Ratio
    Discount Bancorp Inc.                      USD 46 M          5.9%   *16.5%
    Mercantile Discount Bank                   NIS 162 M         9.6%    13.2%
    Israel Credit Cards (ICC) (the Bank holds
    71.8% of the equity)                       NIS 229 M        20.6%    16.7%


* In conformity with U.S. Reporting Standards

    Discount Group - Principal Data from the Consolidated
    Financial Statements
 
    Income and Profitability (in NIS millions)
                             Third Quarter        First Nine Months     Annual
                              2012  2011  % change  2012  2011  % change  2011
    Net interest income      1,142 1,151    (0.8)  3,393 3,509    (3.3)  4,617
    Expenses for credit
    losses                     233   226      3.1    474   526    (9.9)    778
    Total non-interest
    income                     855   629     35.9  2,462 2,245      9.7  2,930
    Total operating and
    other expenses           1,489 1,478      0.7  4,436 4,377      1.3  5,838
    Operating income after
    taxes                      197   128     53.9    645   605      6.6    817
    Net income attributable
    to the Bank's
    shareholders               221   121     82.6    633   628      0.8    848
    Net return on equity
    attributable to the
    Bank's shareholders in %   7.9   4.7             7.7   8.2             8.2


    Development of Assets and Liabilities (in NIS millions)
                                       September 30         December 31
                                    2012    2011  % change   2011   % change
    Total Assets                 205,239 198,976      3.1 202,471      1.4
    Net Credit granted to the
    public                       119,040 118,516      0.4 116,383      2.3
    Securities                    45,334  37,774     20.0  42,898      5.7
    Deposits from the public     154,688 149,197      3.7 153,368      0.9
    Equity attributable to the
    Bank's shareholders           11,612  10,448     11.1  10,701      8.5
    Total Equity                  11,942  10,752     11.1  11,020      8.4


    Principal Financial Ratios (in percentages)
                                               September 30    December 31
                                                 2012     2011        2011
    Total Equity to Total Assets                  5.8      5.4         5.4
    Ratio of capital to risk assets              14.2     13.2        14.1
    Core Capital ratio                            8.4      7.6         8.1
    Expenses for credit losses to credit
    granted to the public                        0.53     0.59        0.65
    Net Credit granted to the public, to
    total assets                                 58.0     59.6        57.5
    Net Credit granted to the public, to
    deposits from the public                     77.0     79.4        75.9
    Deposits from the public to total assets     75.4     75.0        75.7
    Total Non-Interest Income to Operating
    Expenses                                     55.5     51.3        50.2
    Operating Expenses to Total Income           75.8     76.1        77.4
    Adjusted Return on Risk Assets                8.3      8.1         8.1



Israel Discount Bank

Israel Discount Bank is a leading financial group in Israel. With nationwide coverage, Israel Discount Bank provides a full spectrum of corporate and retail financial products and services to its clients, both in Israel and key financial centers around the world. Israel Discount Bank is traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange under the ticker DSCT.

Israel Discount Bank Ltd.

Head Office:

Discount Tower

23 Yehuda Halevi Street, Tel Aviv, Israel

Tel: +972-3-5145555

www.discountbank.co.il

For additional details please contact:
Sarit Weiss
Spokesperson
Tel: +972-3-5145516
Mobile: +972-52-2-461151
spokes@discountbank.net

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