SOURCE: Natixis

May 15, 2008 01:34 ET

NATIXIS: RESULTS AS OF MARCH 31, 2008

PARIS--(Marketwire - May 15, 2008) - EUR 105 million in net income in the first quarter[1] against a still-difficult backdrop

- direct impact from the crisis still significant, but much lower

Value adjustments (assets/liabilities) based on conservative

assumptions

- Healthy financing, asset management and services activity levels

- Solid capital structure: tier one ratio of 8.4%[2]

- major cost-cutting plan launched

Natixis' quarterly consolidated financial statements were approved by the Executive Board on May 7, 2008.

Unless otherwise stated, all the variations presented in this press release are calculated relative to figures for the first quarter of 2007.

[1] Underlying net income (group share)

[2] Taking into account EUR 0.7billion of hybrid securities issued in April.

The full press release is available in attachment:

http://media.marketwire.com/attachments/200805/426884_PR-RESULTS-Q12008.pdf

Contacts:

ANALYST and INVESTOR RELATIONS:

Alain Hermann : + 33 1 58 19 26 21

Antoine Salazar : +33 1 58 32 47 74

Nancy de Maupeou : +33 1 58 32 53 81

relinvest@natixis.fr

PRESS:

Valérie BOAS : +33 1 58 19 25 99

Victoria EIDELIMAN : +33 1 58 19 47 05

Corinne LAVAUD : +33 1 58 19 80 24

relationspresse@natixis.fr

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