SOURCE: Natixis

March 06, 2008 01:55 ET

NATIXIS : RESULTS AT DECEMBER 31, 2007

PARIS--(Marketwire - March 6, 2008) - RESULTS AT DECEMBER 31, 2007[1]

EXCEPTIONAL ASSET WRITEDOWNS RELATED TO THE CRISIS BRING THE NET INCOME TO 1.1 BILLION EUROS

THE STRONG GROWTH OF THE BUSINESS AND OF DIVISION INCOME - EXCLUDING CIB - CONFIRMS THE RELEVANCE OF A DIVERSIFIED BUSINESS BASIS

- UNDERLYING NET INCOME: EUR 1,130M

- NET INCOME (GROUP SHARE): EUR 1,101M

- STILL VERY STRONG CAPITAL STRUCTURE: TIER ONE 8.3%

- INTEGRATION AND SYNERGIES AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

- DIVIDEND: EUR 0.45 PER SHARE [2]

[1] Natixis' consolidated financial statements were approved by the Executive Board on February 28, 2008. They have been audited by the statutory auditors. The disposal of CIFG at the end of 2007 is recorded on the income statement under "net income from discontinued operations". The figures for 2006 and 2007 have been restated accordingly. Unless otherwise indicated, all of the changes presented in this press release are calculated relative to the pro forma figures for 2006.

[2] Proposed at the May 22, 2008 general shareholders' meeting.

See attached document for the whole press release:

http://www.companynewsgroup.com/documents/PJ/CO/2008/133516_88_9071_PR-RESULTS-2007.pdf

CONTACTS :

ANALYSTS & INVESTORS RELATIONS: relinvest@natixis.fr

Alain Herman T + 33 1 58 19 26 21

Antoine Salazar T + 33 1 58 32 47 74

Nancy de Maupeou T + 33 1 52 32 53 81

PRESS RELATIONS: relationspresse@natixis.fr

Victoria Eideliman T + 33 1 58 19 47 05

Corinne Lavaud T + 33 1 58 19 80 24

Valerie Boas T + 33 1 58 19 25 99

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