The Depositors' and Investors' Guarantee Fund's obligation to pay compensations to depositors of Kaupthing Bank hf.

30.10.2008

On 9. October 2008, Kaupthing Edge webpage of Kaupþing banki hf. ("Kaupthing Bank") ceased to work. It is the opinion of the Financial Supervisory Authority, Iceland (the FME) that on the same day, Kaupthing Bank was unable to render payment of the amount customers demanded, of certain deposits, in accordance with applicable terms. Therefore, with regards to the aforementioned, the Depositors' and Investors' Guarantee Fund (the Fund) has become obligated to render payments in accordance with Article 9 of Act No. 98/1999 on Deposit Guarantees and Investor Compensation Scheme, to Kaupthing Bank's customers who did not receive the amount of their deposits.

Further information may be found at the Fund‘s website (http://www.tryggingarsjodur.is/).

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