Despite the economic slowdown, the Rabobank Group achieved a reasonable result.
The retail banking operations and asset management business reported disappointing income owing to the sharp decline in investment activities. Results from wholesale banking, however, developed positively. The insurance and leasing operations can look back on a satisfactory and a good year respectively. The Group?s balance sheet total grew by 6% to EUR 364 billion. The member recruitment campaign by the local Rabobanks progressed very well. The number of members rose by 275,000 to 825,000.