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UBS announces "flash" 3rd quarter results: net profit up 73%.

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UBS today announced preliminary "flash" third quarter results demonstrating continued strong profitability, with Group net profit after tax and minority interests above CHF 2 billion for a third straight quarter and up 73% over the third quarter of 1999, on an adjusted basis.

Year-to-date adjusted net profit after tax of CHF 6,498 million represents an increase of 80% over the first nine months of 1999, and already exceeds the adjusted 1999 full-year results by 39%.

Assets under management development is encouraging with improved net new money flows across all business groups. In UBS Warburg, sharp changes in the quarter-on-quarter net new money trend in the Private Clients unit reflect the relatively early stage of this unit's business development.

UBS's detailed third quarter report, including all customary supporting information and analysis, will be published as planned on 28 November.

This "flash" has been published one month in advance in order to ensure maximum transparency and clarity for PaineWebber and UBS shareholders during the closing period of the merger between the two firms.

Zurich / Basel, 26 October 2000


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