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Banco Macro announces Results for the Fourth Quarter of 2014

Banco Macro announces Results for the Fourth Quarter of 2014

Buenos Aires, Argentina, February 18, 2015 - Banco Macro S.A. (NYSE: BMA; BCBA: BMA) ("Banco Macro" or "BMA" or the "Bank") announced today its results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2014 ("4Q14"). All figures are in Argentine pesos (Ps.) and have been prepared in accordance with Argentine GAAP.


The Bank’s net income totaled Ps.575 million in 4Q14. This result was 42% lower than the Ps.985.5 million reported in the third quarter of 2014 ("3Q14") and 40% lower than the Ps.953.4 million posted in the fourth quarter of 2013 ("4Q13"). In 4Q14, the accumulated return on average equity ("ROAE") and the accumulated return on average assets ("ROAA") were 33.4% and 5.1%, respectively. Banco Macro´s net result for 2014 totaled Ps.3.5 billion, 42% higher than the in 2013.

In 4Q14, Banco Macro’s financing to the private sector grew 6% or Ps.2.3 billion quarter over quarter ("QoQ") totaling Ps.44.3 billion. Among commercial loans, documents and pledge loans (mainly productive investments loans through factoring and pledge guarantees loans respectively, according to Communication "A" 5319, "A" 5380, "A" 5449, "A" 5516 and "A" 5600 and it´s corresponding modifications of BCRA), grew 12% and 10% QoQ, respectively. Meanwhile within consumer loans, credit cards and personal loans rose 23% and 7% QoQ, respectively.

In 4Q14, Banco Macro’s total deposits grew 3% QoQ, totaling Ps.54.7 billion and representing 86% of the Bank’s total liabilities. Private sector deposits grew 7% QoQ.

Banco Macro continued showing a strong solvency ratio, with excess capital of Ps.5.9 billion (24% capitalization ratio). In addition, the Bank’s liquid assets remained at an adequate level, reaching 41% of its total deposits in 4Q14.

In 4Q14, the Bank’s non-performing to total financing ratio was 1.92% and the coverage ratio reached 135.32%.

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Banco Macro S.A (NYSE: BMA; BCBA: BMA)
is a universal bank, with focus in low & mid-income individuals and small & mid-sized companies. The Bank started operating in 1985 as non-banking financial institution and today has grown to be the private local bank with the largest branch network in the country.

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