Ad hoc announcement pursuant to article 53 of the SIX Exchange Regulation Listing Rules

Zurich/New York, 27 March 2024 – UBS and Apollo today announced that they have entered into an agreement pursuant to which ATLAS SP (Atlas) has concluded its Transition Services Agreement with UBS and UBS will close out its Investment Management Agreement with Atlas.

As part of this agreement, Apollo will purchase USD 8 billion of senior secured financing facilities from UBS.
This mutually beneficial agreement aligns with UBS’s strategy of winding down and simplifying its Non-Core and Legacy (NCL) portfolio and with Apollo’s continued momentum in growing Atlas as a standalone origination platform.

For UBS, these actions will allow the bank to further accelerate its plans to unwind and more efficiently simplify its NCL portfolio, while minimizing any disruption to clients, and reduce risk-weighted assets and leverage ratio denominator in NCL.

UBS Group expects to recognize a net gain in the first quarter of 2024 of around USD 0.3 billion from the conclusion of these agreements and the assignment of the senior secured financing facilities while Credit Suisse AG is expected to recognize a net loss of around USD 0.9 billion. The differences reflect adjustments UBS Group made under IFRS as part of the purchase price allocation at the closing of the acquisition of Credit Suisse Group, as well as provisions made by UBS Group in the second and third quarter of 2023 that are not recognised under Credit Suisse AG’s US GAAP accounting policies.

For Atlas and Apollo, the agreement marks Atlas’ evolution into a fully independent platform focused on investment grade asset-backed origination.

Commenting on the transaction, Sergio P. Ermotti, UBS Group CEO said: “We’re pleased with this mutual agreement with Apollo. As we execute on our integration plans, this is another example of our relentless focus on working with clients and counterparties to free up capital from Non-Core activities and reducing costs and complexity.”

Marc Rowan, CEO of Apollo, also commented: “We are pleased to finalize the Atlas transition in partnership with UBS, in an economically neutral manner for our firm. This caps off a quarter marked by record origination and capital raising for Atlas, where we have generated USD 24 billion originations since inception and have secured capital to support over USD 40 billion of client assets.”

UBS Group AG and Credit Suisse AG


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