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Press releases for the year 2019
 

Western Switzerland’s GDP 2019 : Western Switzerland's retailers impacted by e-commerce

Changes in the retail sector – including the growth of e-commerce, competition from cross-border shopping, and a drop in non-food prices – have affected sales in Switzerland’s French-speaking cantons to different degrees. According to data issued today in the 15th study on French-speaking Switzerland’s GDP, retail sales across the region fell by an average of 7.7% from 2008 to 2018. The sharpest declines were seen in Jura (-9.1%), Neuchâtel (-14.0%) and Vaud (-12.1%), while Fribourg (-1.5%), Geneva (-3%) and Valais (-5.3%) suffered less.

 

BCGE – 17% dividend increase

Geneva, 30 April 2019 – The Banque Cantonale de Genève held its 25th Annual General Meeting today with 578 shareholders, representing 88.53% of the voting rights, in attendance. The shareholders approved the 2018 annual accounts and voted in favour of the dividend of CHF 3.40 per share. The outlook for 2019 is positive and supported by first-quarter indications.


 

Agenda of the General Assembly

Geneva, 08.04.2019

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Announcement of dividend dates

Geneva, 08.04.2019

30 April 2019
Dividend announcement

3 May 2019
Ex date

6 May 2019
Record date

7 May 2019
Payment date
 

BCGE – Successful issue of a new bond

Genève, le 25.03.2019 – The Banque Cantonale de Genève (BCGE), in partnership with the cantonal banks of Basel (BKB) and Zurich (ZKB) and the UBS has issued a CHF 120 million bond with a fixed coupon of 0.125% maturing on 23.04.2026. The operation has been highly successful with investors.


 

Annual report 2018
Significant increases in operating profit and dividend

Geneva, 22.03.2019 – The Banque Cantonale de Genève recorded excellent 2018 results. Operating profit reached CHF 161.3 million, up 25.7%, driven by commercial income and innovation. Net profit also rose sharply to CHF 91.2 million (+11.7%). The bank's competitive position is confirmed.

The 2018 annual report is now available in electronic format, subject to this version being approved by the annual general meeting on 2 Mai 2018 (French only).





Pour prendre connaissance des résultats des exercices précédents, cliquez ici.


 

BCGE – Incorrect information creates confusion about the integrity of the electronic mail systems of several banks

 

2018 Annual Results
Significant increases in operating profit (+26%) and dividend (+17%)

Geneva, 26 February 2019 – The Banque Cantonale de Genève recorded excellent 2018 results. Operating profit reached CHF 161.3 million, up 25.7%, driven by commercial income and innovation. Net profit also rose sharply to CHF 91.2 million (+11.7%). The bank's competitive position is confirmed by three macro indicators: income exceeding CHF 400 million, mortgage loans (at CHF 11.4 billion, +3.7%) and assets under management and administration (at CHF 26.7 billion, +1.2%). Productivity is at the same level as the leading universal Swiss banks with international activities, with a cost income ratio of 56.7%. Costs are well under control. Current operating expenses have been reduced. This enables the bank to commit more resources to enhance their commercial offer for companies and individuals, including in digital banking. Profitability, expressed by operating profit to equity of 10.5%, is at its highest level compared to peers. The bank finances the economy, mainly in Geneva, with loans of CHF 16.6 billion. For 2019, the bank expects operating profitability to be close to 2018 levels. The dividend of CHF 3.40 proposed to the Annual General Meeting represents an increase of 17.2%.






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BCGE – Acquisition of a Swiss institutional management specialist

 

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