Marco Netzer, CEO of Banca del Gottardo: “The decision to sell Dreieck Industrie Leasing is based on our strategy to focus on private banking activities. I am convinced that we have found the ideal buyer in Fortis and that both clients and employees will be in good hands with the Fortis Group. The transaction has no impact on our targets in terms of net profit and return on equity.”
Karel De Boeck, CEO of Fortis Commercial and Private Banking: “This acquisition is in line with our strategy of growing asset-based finance activities, while at the same time leveraging Fortis Commercial and Private Banking growth outside the Benelux. Dreieck Industrie Leasing is the perfect fit to strengthen our presence in Switzerland, which is a key market for us. We warmly welcome Dreieck Industrie Leasing’s employees and customers within Fortis.”
Banca del Gottardo
Viale S. Franscini 8
Tel. +41 91 808 33 60
Fax +41 91 923 94 33
Bruxelles: Tel. +32 2 565 35 84
Utrecht: Tel. +31 30 226 30 19
Bruxelles: Tel. +32 2 510 53 91
Utrecht: Tel. +31 30 226 32 20
Fortis Lease Group (FLG) is a fully owned subsidiary of Fortis. It is a strong European cross-border provider of leasing services and spearheads Fortis's Asset Based Finance operations. FLG is one of the few integrated European leasing groups and has realised lease production of around EUR 4 billion in 2005. Its total net assets currently amount to
EUR 8 billion. FLG employs some 500 staff and operates in Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Portugal, the UK, Spain, Germany, Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic and Switzerland.
Fortis is an international financial services provider engaged in banking and insurance. It offers private, business and institutional customers a comprehensive package of products and services through its own channels, in collaboration with intermediaries and through other distribution partners. With a market capitalisation of EUR 35 billion (31/12/2005), Fortis ranks among the twenty largest financial services providers in Europe. The sound solvency position, its presence in 44 countries and its 56’000 dedicated employees enable Fortis to combine global strength with local flexibility and to provide its clients with optimum support.