AIB Group - sale of non-performing loan portfolio
1 November 2019
AIB Group plc - SALE oF NON-PERFORMING LOAN PORTFOLIO
AIB Group plc ("AIB") has agreed to sell a non-performing loan portfolio to Everyday Finance DAC ("Everyday") as part of a consortium arrangement with Everyday and affiliates of Cerberus Capital Management. This is another important step in our non-performing exposure (NPE) deleveraging strategy and we remain on track to reach c. 5% by end 2019.
The loan portfolio has a gross NPE value of c. €0.85 billion and a fully loaded risk weighted assets (RWA) position of c. €0.85 billion. In the year to December 2018, the loan portfolio incurred a loss of €52m.
At completion, AIB will receive cash consideration of approximately €0.7 billion. The proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes including the continuation of support for customer restructuring. The sale is expected to have a negative P&L impact but overall will be capital accretive due to the reduction in RWAs, the timing of which will occur upon receipt of proceeds in early 2020.
· The portfolio consists of c. 1,000 non-performing customer connections, with around 75% of connections over 2 years non-performing and 50% of connections over 5 years non-performing.
· The portfolio is predominantly underpinned by investment asset properties. The average balance per customer connection is €0.9 million and the portfolio extends across c. 2,800 assets.
· AIB continued to restructure connections during the sales process. This, along with significant engagement and business as usual activity, led to a c. €0.25 billion reduction of potentially in-scope customer connections.
· The buyer Everyday is a regulated entity and will be responsible for all regulated activities in
relation to the portfolio. Link ASI Limited will service the portfolio on behalf of Everyday under an
outsourcing arrangement between the two parties.
· AIB will now contact impacted borrowers to inform them that their loans are being transferred, and to confirm existing legal and regulatory protections remain in place.
AIB has reduced NPEs from €31 billion in 2013 to €4.7 billion at 30 June 2019. The vast majority of this progress was achieved through case by case restructuring and working with customers to rightsize sustainable debt based on customer affordability.
AIB is committed to reducing NPEs to a more normalised level and is on track to reach c. 5% by end 2019. We continue to have c. 1,500 people working with customers who are in difficulty across the country and our preference remains to provide solutions through customer engagement on a case by case basis.
Niamh Hore / Janet McConkey
Paddy McDonnell / Graham Union
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