KBC Groep : KBC Group : KBC completes the sale of its remaining 22% stake in NLB (Republic of Slovenia)

 KBC Groep : KBC Group : KBC completes the sale of its remaining 22% stake in
                          NLB (Republic of Slovenia)

Press Release
outside trading hours - regulated information*

Brussels, 12 March 2013

Yesterday, KBC Group finalized the transaction announced on 28 December  2012, 
whereby KBC sold its remaining  22% stake in NLB  to the Republic of  Slovenia 
for a total consideration of EUR 2,765,282, which represents EUR 1 per  share. 
KBC is now no longer a shareholder of NLB, complying with the request of  the 
European Commission to divest from NLB.

This transaction gave rise to a negative impact on KBC's earnings of EUR -0.1
billion which was already reflected in KBC's 4Q2012 results, whilst the impact
on KBC's capital is negligible.

For further information, please contact:

Wim Allegaert, General Manager, Investor Relations, KBC Group
Tel +32 2 429 40 51 E-mail wim.allegaert@kbc.be

Viviane Huybrecht,  General  Manager, Group  Communications/Spokesperson,  KBC 
Group
Tel +32 2 429 85 45 E-mail pressofficekbc@kbc.be

*This news item contains information that is subject to the transparency
regulations for listed companies.

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KBC Group NV, Havenlaan 2 - 1080 Brussel

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