2022 Q1 Interim Management Statement

LONDON, April 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

REVIEW OF PERFORMANCE

Income statement

In the three months to 31 March 2022, the Group recorded a profit before tax of £1,457 million compared to £1,768 million in the same period in 2021, representing a reduction of £311 million as higher total income was more than offset by the impact of a net impairment charge for the period compared to a net credit in the first quarter of 2021. Profit after tax was £1,050 million.

Total income increased by £166 million, or 5 per cent, to £3,810 million in the three months to 31 March 2022 compared to £3,644 million in the first three months of 2021; there was an increase of £266 million in net interest income offset by a decrease of £100 million in other income.

Net interest income was £2,922 million, an increase of £266 million compared to £2,656 million in the three months to 31 March 2021. The increased net interest income was driven by growth in average interest-earning assets and deposits as well as an improved margin; the net interest margin benefited from bank base rate increases and deposit growth, offsetting mortgage book margin impacts.

Other income was £100 million lower at £888 million in the three months to 31 March 2022 compared to £988 million in the same period last year. Net fee and commission income increased to £301 million, compared to £239 million in the first quarter of 2021 due to higher card and other transaction-based income streams, reflecting improved levels of customer activity compared to the first quarter of 2021. Net trading income was £89 million lower at £91 million in the three months to 31 March 2022, in part reflecting the change in fair value of interest rate derivatives and foreign exchange contracts in the banking book not mitigated through hedge accounting. Other operating income decreased to £496 million compared to £569 million in the three months to 31 March 2021 as a result of lower gains on the disposal of financial assets at fair value through other comprehensive income.

Total operating expenses decreased by £37 million to £2,175 million compared to £2,212 million in the first three months of 2021. There was a decrease of £6 million in operating costs; the impact of staff pay increases was offset by staff number reductions and an increase in IT-related costs, as a result of the Group’s strategic investment, was in part offset by increased gains on disposal of operating lease assets as a result of strong used car prices. The charge in respect of regulatory provisions was £31 million lower at £33 million and largely related to pre-existing programmes. There have been no further charges relating to HBOS Reading since the end of 2021 and the provision held continues to reflect the Group’s estimate of its full liability, albeit significant uncertainties remain.

There was a net impairment charge in the quarter of £178 million, compared to a net credit of £336 million in the first quarter of 2021, largely reflecting a low incurred charge and a charge in the first quarter of 2022 as a result of revisions to the Group’s economic outlook, as an improvement from unemployment assumptions and house prices was offset by additional provisions taken to capture elevated inflation risk.

Overall the Group’s loan portfolio continues to be well-positioned, reflecting a prudent through-the-cycle approach to credit risk with high levels of security. The Group’s expected credit loss (ECL) allowance remained stable in the first three months of the year at £4,060 million (31 December 2021: £4,000 million). The Group continues to retain £0.7 billion of net management judgements in respect of coronavirus (31 December 2021: £0.8 billion); within this, the Group has maintained its central adjustment of £0.4 billion to recognise the downside risks outside of the base case conditioning assumptions. As noted above, additional judgements have been raised to capture the increased risk of inflation and impact on the cost of living, with a further £0.1 billion added in the quarter, largely within the segments of the Retail book that are considered less resilient to disposable income shocks.

REVIEW OF PERFORMANCE (continued)

Following changes in credit risk measurement and modelling associated with CRD IV regulatory requirements during the quarter, the Group has amended its definition of Stage 3 for UK mortgages to maintain alignment between IFRS 9 and regulatory definitions of default. Default continues to be considered to have occurred when there is evidence that the customer is experiencing financial difficulty which is likely to significantly affect their ability to repay the amount due. For UK mortgages, this was previously deemed to have occurred no later than when a payment was 180 days past due; in line with CRD IV this has now been reduced to 90 days, as well as including end-of-term payments on interest-only accounts and all non-performing loans. Overall ECL is not impacted as management judgements were previously held in lieu of these known changes, however they result in £0.1 billion of ECL moving from Stage 1 and 2 to Stage 3 with £1.5 billion of additional assets in Stage 3. These changes also lead to £7.4 billion of additional assets moving to Stage 2 given the consequential change in approach to the prediction and modelling of up to date accounts and their likelihood of reaching the new broader definition of default in the future. Given these are up to date accounts with low probability of default that are moving to Stage 2, there is no material ECL impact. Absent this definitional change, the sustained low levels of new to arrears observed means that mortgage accounts that are classified as Stage 2, due to being in early arrears, have reduced slightly in the quarter.

The Group recognised a tax expense of £407 million in the period compared to £485 million in the first three months of 2021. On 2 February 2022, the UK Government substantively enacted a change in banking surcharge from 8 per cent to 3 per cent with effect from 1 April 2023. As a result of rate changes, including the impact of the surcharge reduction, the Group recognised a £12 million deferred tax charge in the income statement and a £69 million credit within other comprehensive income, increasing the Group’s net deferred tax asset by £57 million.

Balance sheet

Total assets were £28,131 million, or 5 per cent higher at £630,980 million at 31 March 2022 compared to £602,849 million at 31 December 2021. Cash and balances at central banks rose by £28,536 million to £82,815 million reflecting the placement of funds from increased available liquidity. Financial assets at amortised cost were £1,566 million higher at £491,882 million at 31 March 2022 compared to £490,316 million at 31 December 2021, as a result of a £2,041 million increase in loans and advances to customers, net of impairment allowances, and £1,455 million in debt securities, offset by a £1,740 million decrease in reverse repurchase agreement balances. The increase in loans and advances to customers, net of impairment allowances was driven by continued growth in the open mortgage book, partially offset by further reductions in the closed mortgage book. Other assets increased £2,657 million due to a £1,579 million increase in retirement benefit assets as a result of significant accelerated pension contributions in the period and a £509 million increase in current tax recoverable. Financial assets at fair value through other comprehensive income were £4,191 million lower at £23,595 million as a result of sales during the period.

Total liabilities were £28,297 million, or 5 per cent higher at £590,374 million compared to £562,077 million at 31 December 2021. Customer deposits increased by £4,586 million, or 1 per cent, to £453,959 million compared to £449,373 million at 31 December 2021, as a result of continued inflows to retail current and savings accounts and commercial deposits. Repurchase agreements at amortised cost increased £16,414 million to £46,520 million, as the Group took advantage of favourable funding opportunities and debt securities in issue increased by £6,415 million reflecting issuances of commercial paper and certificates of deposit. Subordinated liabilities decreased by £2,040 million following redemptions during the period.

Ordinary shareholders’ equity decreased £155 million to £36,255 million at 31 March 2022 as retained profit for the period and positive actuarial remeasurements in respect of the Group’s post-retirement defined benefit schemes were more than offset by negative movements in the cash flow hedging reserve.

REVIEW OF PERFORMANCE (continued)

The Group’s operations are predominantly UK-based with no direct credit exposure to Russia or Ukraine. The Group does have credit exposure to businesses that are impacted, either directly or indirectly, by higher energy costs or commodity prices, or potential disruption within their supply chains. Such activity is monitored through prudent risk management. The Group continues to monitor and analyse carefully key internal and external indicators for signs of contagion risk and any second or third order risks that may arise from the war in Ukraine above and beyond those captured in the macroeconomic outlook. Investigations so far have not revealed any significant risks, although the Group remains vigilant and proactive risk mitigation is undertaken as appropriate to ensure that it supports clients, including those in financial difficulty, whilst protecting its portfolios.

Capital

The Group’s common equity tier 1 (CET1) capital ratio reduced from 16.7 per cent at 31 December 2021 to 14.1 per cent on 1 January 2022, before increasing during the quarter to 14.5 per cent1 at 31 March 2022. The reduction on 1 January 2022 reflected the impact of regulatory changes, including an increase in risk-weighted assets as well as other related modelled impacts, in addition to the reinstatement of the full deduction treatment for intangible software assets and phased unwind of IFRS 9 transitional relief. The subsequent increase during the quarter reflected profits for the period and a reduction in risk-weighted assets, partly offset by accelerated pension contributions.

The total capital ratio reduced from 23.5 per cent at 31 December 2021 to 20.0 per cent1 at 31 March 2022.

Risk-weighted assets increased from £161.6 billion at 31 December 2021 to around £178 billion on 1 January 2022, before reducing during the quarter to £175.4 billion at 31 March 2022. The increase on 1 January 2022 reflected the impact of regulatory changes, including the implementation of new CRD IV models to meet revised regulatory standards for modelled outputs and a new standardised approach for measuring counterparty credit risk (SA-CCR) following the UK implementation of the remainder of Capital Requirements Regulation (CRR) 2. The subsequent reduction in risk-weighted assets during the quarter was largely driven by optimisation activities and model recalibrations, partially offset by the growth in balance sheet lending.

The UK leverage ratio reduced from 5.3 per cent at 31 December 2021 to 5.1 per cent1 at 31 March 2022.

1        Incorporating profits for the quarter that remain subject to formal verification in accordance with capital regulations.


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT (UNAUDITED)

  Three
months
ended
31 Mar
2022
    Three
months
ended
31 Mar
2021
 
  £m     £m  
       
Net interest income               2,922     2,656  
Other income                  888     988  
Total income               3,810     3,644  
Operating expenses              (2,175 )   (2,212 )
Impairment (charge) credit                 (178 )   336  
Profit before tax               1,457     1,768  
Tax expense                 (407 )   (485 )
Profit for the period               1,050     1,283  
       
Profit attributable to ordinary shareholders                  986     1,176  
Profit attributable to other equity holders                    55     102  
Profit attributable to equity holders               1,041     1,278  
Profit attributable to non-controlling interests                       9     5  
Profit for the period               1,050     1,283  
           

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

  At 31 Mar 2022   At 31 Dec 2021
  £m   £m
  (unaudited)   (audited)
       
Assets      
Cash and balances at central banks             82,815   54,279
Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss               1,841   1,798
Derivative financial instruments               5,031   5,511
Loans and advances to banks               4,364   4,478
Loans and advances to customers          432,870   430,829
Reverse repurchase agreements             47,968   49,708
Debt securities               6,017   4,562
Due from fellow Lloyds Banking Group undertakings                  663   739
Financial assets at amortised cost          491,882   490,316
Financial assets at fair value through other comprehensive income             23,595   27,786
Other assets             25,816   23,159
Total assets          630,980   602,849
       
Liabilities      
Deposits from banks               4,266   3,363
Customer deposits          453,959   449,373
Repurchase agreements at amortised cost             46,520   30,106
Due to fellow Lloyds Banking Group undertakings               3,006   1,490
Financial liabilities at fair value through profit or loss               5,919   6,537
Derivative financial instruments               5,047   4,643
Debt securities in issue             55,139   48,724
Other liabilities               9,900   9,183
Subordinated liabilities               6,618   8,658
Total liabilities          590,374   562,077
       
Ordinary shareholders’ equity             36,255   36,410
Other equity instruments               4,268   4,268
Non-controlling interests                    83   94
Total equity             40,606   40,772
Total equity and liabilities          630,980   602,849
       

ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION

1.             Basis of presentation

This release covers the results of Lloyds Bank plc together with its subsidiaries (the Group) for the three months ended 31 March 2022.

Accounting policies

The accounting policies are consistent with those applied by the Group in its 2021 Annual Report and Accounts.

2.             Capital

Capital and leverage ratios reported as at 31 March 2022 incorporate profits for the three months that remain subject to formal verification in accordance with capital regulations. The Group’s Q1 2022 Interim Pillar 3 Report will be available in early May and can be found at: https://www.lloydsbankinggroup.com/investors/financial-downloads.html.

ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

3.             Group loans and advances to customers and expected credit loss allowance

  Stage 1     Stage 2     Stage 3     POCI     Total     Stage 2
as % of
total
  Stage 3
as % of
total
At 31 March 2022 £m     £m     £m     £m     £m      
                           
Loans and advances to customers                          
                           
UK mortgages 266,028     29,188     3,480     10,768     309,464     9.4   1.1
Credit cards 12,181     2,092     287         14,560     14.4   2.0
Loans and overdrafts 8,225     1,213     269         9,707     12.5   2.8
UK Motor Finance 12,305     1,866     192         14,363     13.0   1.3
Other 16,148     2,302     1,009         19,459     11.8   5.2
Retail 314,887     36,661     5,237     10,768     367,553     10.0   1.4
SME 26,775     3,167     822         30,764     10.3   2.7
Corporate and other 34,131     3,151     1,798         39,080     8.1   4.6
Commercial Banking 60,906     6,318     2,620         69,844     9.0   3.8
Other1 (762 )   36     56         (670 )        
Total gross lending 375,031     43,015     7,913     10,768     436,727     9.8   1.8
ECL allowance on drawn balances (901 )   (1,102 )   (1,643 )   (211 )   (3,857 )        
Net balance sheet carrying value 374,130     41,913     6,270     10,557     432,870          
                           
Customer related ECL allowance (drawn and undrawn)
                           
UK mortgages 41     305     269     211     826          
Credit cards 151     284     126         561          
Loans and overdrafts 130     191     136         457          
UK Motor Finance2 106     72     110         288          
Other 45     65     56         166          
Retail 473     917     697     211     2,298          
SME 61     121     86         268          
Corporate and other 65     155     855         1,075          
Commercial Banking 126     276     941         1,343          
Other 406     1     9         416          
Total 1,005     1,194     1,647     211     4,057          
                           
Customer related ECL allowance (drawn and undrawn) as a percentage of loans and advances to customers3
                           
UK mortgages     1.0     7.7     2.0     0.3          
Credit cards 1.2     13.6     57.5         3.9          
Loans and overdrafts 1.6     15.7     66.7         4.7          
UK Motor Finance 0.9     3.9     57.3         2.0          
Other 0.3     2.8     14.0         0.9          
Retail 0.2     2.5     15.5     2.0     0.6          
SME 0.2     3.8     12.8         0.9          
Corporate and other 0.2     4.9     47.6         2.8          
Commercial Banking 0.2     4.4     38.1         1.9          
Other     2.8     16.1                  
Total 0.3     2.8     23.5     2.0     0.9          

1   Contains centralised fair value hedge accounting adjustments.

2   UK Motor Finance for Stages 1 and 2 includes £94 million relating to provisions against residual values of vehicles subject to finance leasing agreements. These provisions are included within the calculation of coverage ratios.

3   Total and Stage 3 ECL allowances as a percentage of drawn balances exclude loans in recoveries in credit cards of £68 million, loans and overdrafts of £65 million, Retail other of £610 million, SME of £149 million and in Corporate and other of £2 million. Other excludes the £400 million ECL central adjustment.

ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

3.             Group loans and advances to customers and expected credit loss allowance (continued)

  Stage 1     Stage 2     Stage 3     POCI     Total     Stage 2
as % of
total
  Stage 3
as % of
total
At 31 December 2021 £m     £m     £m     £m     £m      
                           
Loans and advances to customers                          
                           
UK mortgages 273,629     21,798     1,940     10,977     308,344     7.1   0.6
Credit cards 12,148     2,077     292         14,517     14.3   2.0
Loans and overdrafts 8,181     1,105     271         9,557     11.6   2.8
UK Motor Finance 12,247     1,828     201         14,276     12.8   1.4
Other 16,414     1,959     778         19,151     10.2   4.1
Retail 322,619     28,767     3,482     10,977     365,845     7.9   1.0
SME 27,260     3,002     843         31,105     9.7   2.7
Corporate and other 32,056     3,081     2,019         37,156     8.3   5.4
Commercial Banking 59,316     6,083     2,862         68,261     8.9   4.2
Other1 431     34     62         527     6.5   11.8
Total gross lending 382,366     34,884     6,406     10,977     434,633     8.0   1.5
ECL allowance on drawn balances (909 )   (1,112 )   (1,573 )   (210 )   (3,804 )        
Net balance sheet carrying value 381,457     33,772     4,833     10,767     430,829          
                           
Customer related ECL allowance (drawn and undrawn)
                           
UK mortgages 49     394     184     210     837          
Credit cards 144     249     128         521          
Loans and overdrafts 136     170     139         445          
UK Motor Finance2 108     74     116         298          
Other 45     65     55         165          
Retail 482     952     622     210     2,266          
SME 61     104     90         255          
Corporate and other 63     140     857         1,060          
Commercial Banking 124     244     947         1,315          
Other 406     2     9         417          
Total 1,012     1,198     1,578     210     3,998          
                           
Customer related ECL allowance (drawn and undrawn) as a percentage of loans and advances to customers3
                           
UK mortgages     1.8     9.5     1.9     0.3          
Credit cards 1.2     12.0     56.9         3.6          
Loans and overdrafts 1.7     15.4     67.5         4.7          
UK Motor Finance 0.9     4.0     57.7         2.1          
Other 0.3     3.3     13.8         0.9          
Retail 0.1     3.3     20.9     1.9     0.6          
SME 0.2     3.5     12.7         0.8          
Corporate and other 0.2     4.5     42.5         2.9          
Commercial Banking 0.2     4.0     34.8         1.9          
Other 1.4     5.9     14.5         3.2          
Total 0.3     3.4     27.4     1.9     0.9          

1   Contains centralised fair value hedge accounting adjustments.

2   UK Motor Finance for Stages 1 and 2 includes £95 million relating to provisions against residual values of vehicles subject to finance leasing agreements. These provisions are included within the calculation of coverage ratios.

3   Total and Stage 3 ECL allowances as a percentage of drawn balances exclude loans in recoveries in credit cards of £67 million, loans and overdrafts of £65 million, Retail other of £379 million, SME of £135 million and in Corporate and other of £4 million. Other excludes the £400 million ECL central adjustment.

ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

4.             UK economic assumptions

Scenarios by year

Key annual assumptions made by the Group are shown below. Gross domestic product and CPI inflation are presented as an annual change, house price growth and commercial real estate price growth are presented as the growth in the respective indices within the period. UK Bank Rate and unemployment rate are averages for the period. CPI numbers are translations of modelled RPIX estimates, except for the base case view.

  2022   2023   2024   2025   2026   2022-2026
average
 
At 31 March 2022 %   %   %   %   %   %  
             
Upside            
Gross domestic product 3.6   1.0   1.8   1.6   1.6   1.9  
UK Bank Rate 1.39   1.80   2.00   2.02   2.05   1.85  
Unemployment rate 3.3   3.4   3.6   3.8   3.8   3.6  
House price growth 5.3   4.8   4.9   3.9   3.8   4.5  
Commercial real estate price growth 9.1   3.1   0.5   (2.9 ) (0.8 ) 1.7  
CPI inflation 7.6   4.6   2.2   2.1   2.3   3.8  
             
Base case            
Gross domestic product 3.5   1.2   1.7   1.7   1.5   1.9  
UK Bank Rate 1.06   1.31   1.50   1.50   1.50   1.38  
Unemployment rate 4.1   4.3   4.4   4.5   4.5   4.3  
House price growth 3.3   0.0   0.2   0.7   1.0   1.0  
Commercial real estate price growth 0.5   (1.3 ) (0.3 ) (1.5 ) (0.3 ) (0.6 )
CPI inflation 7.5   4.3   1.6   1.2   1.3   3.2  
             
Downside            
Gross domestic product 3.3   0.7   1.6   1.7   1.5   1.7  
UK Bank Rate 0.67   0.47   0.52   0.53   0.53   0.54  
Unemployment rate 5.1   6.1   6.1   6.0   5.9   5.8  
House price growth 0.0   (7.0 ) (6.7 ) (5.0 ) (2.2 ) (4.2 )
Commercial real estate price growth (6.8 ) (6.1 ) (3.6 ) (3.4 ) (0.2 ) (4.0 )
CPI inflation 7.5   4.1   1.2   1.2   1.4   3.1  
             
Severe downside            
Gross domestic product 1.1   (0.2 ) 1.6   1.7   1.5   1.1  
UK Bank Rate 0.24   0.03   0.06   0.06   0.06   0.09  
Unemployment rate 6.8   8.5   8.5   8.1   7.8   7.9  
House price growth (1.4 ) (12.1 ) (12.3 ) (9.4 ) (6.1 ) (8.4 )
Commercial real estate price growth (17.9 ) (12.8 ) (6.5 ) (4.3 ) (0.8 ) (8.7 )
CPI inflation 7.5   3.9   0.6   0.4   0.7   2.6  
             
Probability-weighted            
Gross domestic product 3.2   0.8   1.7   1.6   1.5   1.8  
UK Bank Rate 0.96   1.08   1.21   1.22   1.23   1.14  
Unemployment rate 4.4   5.0   5.1   5.1   5.0   4.9  
House price growth 2.4   (1.9 ) (1.7 ) (1.1 ) 0.1   (0.4 )
Commercial real estate price growth (1.0 ) (2.6 ) (1.7 ) (2.8 ) (0.5 ) (1.7 )
CPI inflation 7.5   4.3   1.6   1.4   1.6   3.3  
                         

ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

4.             UK economic assumptions (continued)

Base case scenario by quarter

Key quarterly assumptions made by the Group are shown below. Gross domestic product is presented quarter-on-quarter, house price growth, commercial real estate growth and CPI inflation are presented year-on-year. UK Bank Rate and unemployment rate are presented as at the end of each quarter.

  First
quarter
2022
Second
quarter
2022
Third
quarter
2022
Fourth
quarter
2022
First
quarter
2023
Second
quarter
2023
Third
quarter
2023
Fourth
quarter
2023
At 31 March 2022 % % % % % % % %
                 
Gross domestic product 0.8 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.4   0.2   0.4   0.4  
UK Bank Rate 0.75 1.00 1.25 1.25 1.25   1.25   1.25   1.50  
Unemployment rate 3.9 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.2   4.2   4.3   4.3  
House price growth 10.5 9.5 6.5 3.3 1.4   0.0   0.1   0.0  
Commercial real estate price growth 13.9 11.5 6.7 0.5 (0.8 ) (2.0 ) (0.9 ) (1.3 )
CPI inflation 5.9 8.0 7.9 8.3 7.5   4.0   3.9   1.6  
                         

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This document contains certain forward looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and section 27A of the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended, with respect to the business, strategy, plans and/or results of Lloyds Bank plc together with its subsidiaries (the Lloyds Bank Group) and its current goals and expectations. Statements that are not historical or current facts, including statements about the Lloyds Bank Group’s or its directors’ and/or management’s beliefs and expectations, are forward looking statements. Words such as, without limitation, ‘believes’, ‘achieves’, ‘anticipates’, ‘estimates’, ‘expects’, ‘targets’, ‘should’, ‘intends’, ‘aims’, ‘projects’, ‘plans’, ‘potential’, ‘will’, ‘would’, ‘could’, ‘considered’, ‘likely’, ‘may’, ‘seek’, ‘estimate’, ‘probability’, ‘goal’, ‘objective’, ‘deliver’, ‘endeavour’, ‘prospects’, ‘optimistic’ and similar expressions or variations on these expressions are intended to identify forward looking statements. These statements concern or may affect future matters, including but not limited to: projections or expectations of the Lloyds Bank Group’s future financial position, including profit attributable to shareholders, provisions, economic profit, dividends, capital structure, portfolios, net interest margin, capital ratios, liquidity, risk-weighted assets (RWAs), expenditures or any other financial items or ratios; litigation, regulatory and governmental investigations; the Lloyds Bank Group’s future financial performance; the level and extent of future impairments and write-downs; the Lloyds Bank Group’s ESG targets and/or commitments; statements of plans, objectives or goals of the Lloyds Bank Group or its management and other statements that are not historical fact; expectations about the impact of COVID-19; and statements of assumptions underlying such statements. By their nature, forward looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend upon circumstances that will or may occur in the future. Factors that could cause actual business, strategy, plans and/or results (including but not limited to the payment of dividends) to differ materially from forward looking statements include, but are not limited to: general economic and business conditions in the UK and internationally; market related risks, trends and developments; risks concerning borrower and counterparty credit quality; fluctuations in interest rates, inflation, exchange rates, stock markets and currencies; volatility in credit markets; volatility in the price of our securities; any impact of the transition from IBORs to alternative reference rates; the ability to access sufficient sources of capital, liquidity and funding when required; changes to the Lloyds Bank Group’s or Lloyds Banking Group plc’s credit ratings; the ability to derive cost savings and other benefits including, but without limitation, as a result of any acquisitions, disposals and other strategic transactions; inability to capture accurately the expected value from acquisitions; potential changes in dividend policy; the ability to achieve strategic objectives; insurance risks; management and monitoring of conduct risk; exposure to counterparty risk; credit rating risk; tightening of monetary policy in jurisdictions in which the Lloyds Bank Group operates; instability in the global financial markets, including within the Eurozone, and as a result of ongoing uncertainty following the exit by the UK from the European Union (EU) and the effects of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement; political instability including as a result of any UK general election and any further possible referendum on Scottish independence; operational risks; conduct risk; technological changes and risks to the security of IT and operational infrastructure, systems, data and information resulting from increased threat of cyber and other attacks; natural pandemic (including but not limited to the COVID-19 pandemic) and other disasters; inadequate or failed internal or external processes or systems; acts of hostility or terrorism and responses to those acts, or other such events; geopolitical unpredictability; the war between Russia and Ukraine; risks relating to sustainability and climate change (and achieving climate change ambitions), including the Lloyds Bank Group’s or the Lloyds Banking Group’s ability along with the government and other stakeholders to measure, manage and mitigate the impacts of climate change effectively; changes in laws, regulations, practices and accounting standards or taxation; changes to regulatory capital or liquidity requirements and similar contingencies; assessment related to resolution planning requirements; the policies and actions of governmental or regulatory authorities or courts together with any resulting impact on the future structure of the Lloyds Bank Group; failure to comply with anti-money laundering, counter terrorist financing, anti-bribery and sanctions regulations; failure to prevent or detect any illegal or improper activities; projected employee numbers and key person risk; increased labour costs; assumptions and estimates that form the basis of our financial statements; the impact of competitive conditions; and exposure to legal, regulatory or competition proceedings, investigations or complaints. A number of these influences and factors are beyond the Lloyds Bank Group’s control. Please refer to the latest Annual Report on Form 20-F filed by Lloyds Bank plc with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC), which is available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, for a discussion of certain factors and risks. Lloyds Bank plc may also make or disclose written and/or oral forward-looking statements in other written materials and in oral statements made by the directors, officers or employees of Lloyds Bank plc to third parties, including financial analysts. Except as required by any applicable law or regulation, the forward-looking statements contained in this document are made as of today’s date, and the Lloyds Bank Group expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward looking statements contained in this document whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The information, statements and opinions contained in this document do not constitute a public offer under any applicable law or an offer to sell any securities or financial instruments or any advice or recommendation with respect to such securities or financial instruments.

CONTACTS

For further information please contact:

INVESTORS AND ANALYSTS

Douglas Radcliffe

Group Investor Relations Director

020 7356 1571

douglas.radcliffe@lloydsbanking.com

Edward Sands

Director of Investor Relations

020 7356 1585

edward.sands@lloydsbanking.com

Eileen Khoo

Director of Investor Relations

07385 376435

eileen.khoo@lloydsbanking.com

Nora Thoden

Director of Investor Relations – ESG

020 7356 2334

nora.thoden@lloydsbanking.com


CORPORATE AFFAIRS

Grant Ringshaw

External Relations Director

020 7356 2362

grant.ringshaw@lloydsbanking.com

Matt Smith

Head of Media Relations

020 7356 3522

matt.smith@lloydsbanking.com

Copies of this interim management statement may be obtained from:
Investor Relations, Lloyds Banking Group plc, 25 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HN
The statement can also be found on the Group’s website – www.lloydsbankinggroup.com

Registered office: Lloyds Bank plc, 25 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HN
Registered in England No. 2065

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